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Quality Assurance Technician - Seedway - Elizabethtown, PA


Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.



Performs quality control functions to monitor and evaluate the integrity of seeds and to provide critical information to product managers for final review.





Pulls monthly germination reports and determines lots to be sampled using guidelines provided by management


Prepares sample envelopes and mark accordingly


Determines sample quantity and the appropriate lab for testing


Researches item history when discrepancies occur


Labels part containers and repackages if necessary


Compiles spreadsheets to send with seeds to the labs and to utilize for inventory markdowns in the system


Communicates via email/phone with suppliers and seed labs daily


Records lab results in computer system


Notes quality comments in system – restrictions, flags, off types, hybridity, etc.


Advises appropriate people when results/quantities are in question


Obtains seed counts of new seed and enters into computer system





Produces labels and retags vegetable and flower seed containers.


Monitors small lots of seed for consideration of blending or discarding.


Assists trial coordinator when needed.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOTpolicies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and 1-3 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of professional communication skills, typing proficiency and Microsoft Office programs, proficiency in Microsoft Excel required


Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record


Must be able to operate scale and seed counter


Must have the ability be able to reach a proficient level in computer system to complete data entry


Seasonal overtime may be required


Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 



We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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