Seed Technician in Illiopolis, Illinois | DiversityInc Careers

Seed Technician

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Monsanto Row Crop Division. At Monsanto, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best individuals through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity, decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit. We currently have an opening for a Seed Technician position. Seed Technicians are involved in all facets of seed production within a location. This may include crop production, harvest, conditioning, maintenance, packaging, or warehousing. These positions will be located at our Commercial Corn Facility in Illiopolis, IL. Our Seed Technicians are key members of our team ensuring the highest quality product for our customers and are essential to the overall success of our company through timely, efficient, and high-quality product delivery.In this position you will work closely with, and support other on-site personnel in an effort to continuously improve our processes and consistently establish the highest standards in the industry for safety, seed quality, cost, and supply reliability. Responsibilities:
  • Crop Production: planting and managing in season crop activities
  • Harvest: receiving
  • Conditioning: seed sizing, cleaning, and treatment application
  • Packaging: packaging, labeling and tagging seed
  • Warehousing: organizing, moving and placing seed into storage, maintaining inventory accuracy utilizing electronic inventory systems
  • Distribution: stage seed for shipment to other warehouses and customers, receive seed from other warehouses
  • Maintenance: responsible for preventive maintenance of equipment in assigned areas

Required Skills / Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to do shift work seasonally
Desired Skills / Experience:
  • Mechanical abilities (able to operate and trouble shoot equipment)
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating Systems / Basic computer skills
  • College degree
  • Prior agricultural experience