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Product Development & Operations Support Assistant - SEEDWAY - Hall, NY

Date: Jul 13, 2018

LOCATION: Hall, NY, US, 14463

Company: GROWMARK, Inc.

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.

 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Provide support for product development of small plots and demonstration plot program and it’s related functions.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Seed packet preparation and plot setup for planting 10 plot locations and nurseries

 

Planting and harvesting of plot locations

 

Equipment maintenance

 

Data collection and transfer to office from field

 

Demonstration plot seed preparation

 

Field signing support for company wide sales group

 

Nursery operation activities – may include limited weekend work in peak period of pollination

 

Support sales group in all functions where the product development links with the sales group (field days, literature, other as needed)

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

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

 

During product development down time, provide support to warehouse operations, customer deliveries.

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires an Associate Degree in plant science, or other business related discipline, and at least 1 year of related experience, or the equivalent thereof, including project management, problem solving and planning skills.

 

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

 

Must obtain and maintain pesticide license and regulatory qualifications with Seedway assistance, training and support

           

Must have and maintain a valid CDL Class A driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Frequently exposed to working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

 

Ability to travel independently and overnight.

 

Will be required to work hours other than those considered “normal” to meet seasonal demands.

 

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.

 


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