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Centralized Seed Handling Associate

Benson Hill

Benson Hill

St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

CENTRALIZED SEED HANDLING ASSOCIATE

CORPORATE OFFICE - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

BE BOLD! BE INSPIRED! BE REAL! BE YOU.

Our core values are what drive and inspire us. We are not seeking ordinary – we are seeking those who want to build something unique, be challenged, and shake the food system as we know it. Here at Benson Hill, you’ll be part of something greater than yourself. You’ll do work you’ve only heard of. We want the real you.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The centralized seed handling (CSH) warehouse is where innovation and precision meet to ensure the highest quality and efficiency in seed processing and storage. As a leading facility in the agricultural industry, we take immense pride in providing comprehensive seed handling solutions to internal and external growers alike. At our warehouse, we understand the critical role that seeds play in the growth of crops and the overall success of farming endeavors. From cleaning, sorting, and grading to packaging and storage, each step is carefully orchestrated to maintain seed integrity and viability. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to upholding the strictest quality standards and adhering to industry best practices. With years of experience and a profound understanding of seed characteristics, we ensure that each batch of seeds is meticulously handled, minimizing any potential risks, and maximizing phenotypical data.

As environmental stewardship is paramount, we have implemented eco-friendly practices to reduce waste, water consumption, and energy usage, underscoring our commitment to sustainability. Additionally, our facility maintains strict hygiene protocols to prevent any contamination, always safeguarding the purity and quality of the seeds.

Collaboration and customer satisfaction are at the heart of our operation. We work closely with our partners to tailor our services to their specific needs and offer personalized solutions for their seed handling requirements. As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in seed handling, our mission remains unwavering: to support agricultural advancements, empower farmers, and contribute to a thriving global food supply. We invite you to experience the efficiency, precision, and care that defines our Centralized Seed Handling operation.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a Centralized Seed Handling Associate, you will play a pivotal role in the efficient and effective management of various processes within our seed handling warehouse environment. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks critical to maintaining the quality, organization, and timely distribution of seeds. This role demands a strong attention to detail, a thorough understanding of warehouse operations, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.

YOU'LL BE EMPOWERED TO:

  • Seed Processing and Packaging: Execute tasks related to receiving, inspecting, cleaning, processing, and packaging various types of seeds according to established protocols and quality standards. Ensure accurate labeling and documentation.
  • Inventory Management: Oversee seed inventory levels and conduct regular audits to maintain accurate records. Collaborate with inventory manager to address discrepancies and optimize stock levels.
  • Quality Assurance: Perform quality checks at various stages of seed processing and packaging, identifying defects, inconsistencies, or deviations from specifications. Take corrective actions to maintain seed quality.
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance: Operate and maintain seed processing machinery, equipment, and tools. Conduct routine maintenance and coordinate repairs as needed to ensure uninterrupted operations.
  • Data Management: Utilize computer systems and software to record and track inventory movements, processing steps, quality assessments, and distribution. Generate reports to monitor operational metrics.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including procurement, logistics, and quality control, to ensure seamless coordination of processes and timely delivery of seed orders.
  • Safety and Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols, environmental regulations, and industry standards to maintain a safe working environment. Participate in safety training and contribute to continuous improvement of safety practices.
  • Process Optimization: Identify opportunities to streamline processes, reduce waste, and enhance overall efficiency. Propose and implement improvements that contribute to the warehouse's productivity.
  • Training and Supervision: Assist in training new employees on seed handling procedures, equipment operation, and safety protocols. Provide guidance and support to team members as needed.

YOU WILL NOT:

Be an order taker. You are here to drive change and take initiative.

Accept Ordinary. You will challenge the way things are done.

Go through the motions. You'll need to help build the strategy.

Create silos. You will work across the enterprise in a positive and influential way.

Act only in your best interest. The success of Benson Hill is dependent upon all team members working together for the greater good of the organization.

YOU HAVE THE SKILLS WE NEED:

Behavior

  • Have Grit, be comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable through a changing environment and be inquisitive through curiosity.
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively within teams and across the organization.
  • Participate in company engagements to enhance culture.

Education

  • Associate degree in agriculture, logistics or other relevant degree

Experience

  • Agriculture knowledge of practices and management.
  • Knowledge of precision & agricultural equipment preferred.
  • Problem identification, problem solving and improvement & execution of processes.

Software/Skillset

  • Strong Computer skills: Microsoft Excel & proprietary tools
  • Operate and troubleshoot small electronic equipment.

Other

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs. repetitively.
  • Ability to work in various climates & conditions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Operate forklift in a safe manner.
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our seed handling operations by ensuring the smooth execution of various processes. If you possess a passion for precision, a commitment to quality, and a drive to optimize warehouse operations, we invite you to join our team as a Research Operations Specialist.

HOW WE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU:

We have a Total Rewards package at Benson Hill based on a Pay Transparency Philosophy. Total Rewards at Benson Hill goes beyond just compensation (salary and bonus). We include competitive health (employer benefit contributions), wealth (investments), and more. Some of the additional perks include:

  • A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance
  • 401K Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • FREE Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • PAID parental leave
  • Wellness Benefit Support (Fitness, Nutrition, and Mental Health)