1 day ago | Agribusiness - Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer - Technician

Storm Lake, IOWA | about 1 month

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Storm Lake
AgCareers.com

Job Description


Bayer
is looking for highly-motivated Seed
Technicians for our row crops seed production site in Storm Lake, IA. In this
position, you will report to a Production Manager.

As a Seed Technician, you will be involved in all facets of seed
production. Unlike a traditional manufacturing role, you will experience a
variety of responsibilities throughout the growing season. You will be expected
to work a rotating shift schedule including nights and weekends as required
during peak seasons.  

In this position, you will work
closely with other team members to identify ways to improve our processes. We
are looking for employees who are passionate about maintaining the highest
standards in the industry for safety, stewardship compliance, seed quality,
cost, and supply reliability. This is an opportunity to work in an environment
where your ideas are heard and youâ??re encouraged to grow personally and
professionally. At Bayer, we are committed to recruiting and developing great
employees through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity,
decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment in the production sites and
    leveraging real-time data to maximize existing procedures. Perform
    preventive maintenance and inspections; troubleshooting problems
    associated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed.
  • Perform Site Responsible Researcher (SRR) duties
    ensuring adherence to stewardship processes and protocols that are
    completed accurately and timely. This includes field monitoring,
    grower communication, and documentation of activities.
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption
    of continuous improvement practices and programs (5S, Lean, Six Sigma)
    conducive to an organized and clean work environment. Utilize Focused
    Improvement (e.g., 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard work
    improvements.
  • Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce,
    area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development.
  • Ensure upstream activities (e.g., field inspection,
    grower contract) are handled within company standards and business
    requirements.
  • Cultivate partnership with key business partners to
    plant / field operations (e.g., grower network).
  • Use SAP to support administrative procedures,
    documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information.
    Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-down
    procedures; standard work; process flow and instrumentation diagrams;
    etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayerâ??s Health,
    Safety, Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
    standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating
    procedures).
  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliance
    with legal requirements applicable to area activities.
  • Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Setting
    (DDS) meetings as needed; articulating shift objectives and allocating
    resources accordingly across all active production areas.
  • Support and maintain metrics and relevant information
    on current Visual Management boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shift
    change over.
  • Ability to lift a
    minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed) and have a valid
    driver's license.
  • Qualifications:
    Required Skills/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint,
    Word, or facilities with systems)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed)
  • Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Advanced education including Technical, Associateâ??s, or
    Bachelorâ??s degree
  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using of
    SAP and PLC
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience, with experience in
    chemical or row crop manufacturing
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing
    environment with a 24/7 rotating shift schedule, including overtime as
    needed
  • Bayer successfully completed the
    acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsantoâ??s leadership
    in seeds and plant traits with Bayerâ??s leadership in chemical and biological
    crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career
    opportunities for talent around the world. Weâ??re a global team working to shape
    agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers,
    consumers, and our planet.

    While we are now Bayer, we will
    continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career
    platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the
    combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.


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