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Albert Lea Seed

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To inquire or apply for any position at Albert Lea Seed, please contact:
Sophie Ehrhardt
Human Resources Manager
(507) 373-3161

​Position 1 : Temporary : Warehouse Associate 

Come join us this winter and for the spring of 2018, and the experience could lead to an offer of permanent employment with our team.  If you can, apply in person at the Seed House.  Walk-in applicants will be given an on-the-spot interview whenever possible!

Albert Lea Seed is a fun and growing company. We need extra help in the spring when we are delivering seed to our farming customers.  Our Warehouse Associates perform work related to the receipt, storage, distribution and delivery of seed. It is a fun environment because we have great people, and the work is varied, which helps avoid the boredom of some warehouse jobs.

We value reliability, problem solving, initiative and a sense of humor. We are BUSY in the spring, so if you can't show up every day with a good attitude don't bother applying!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Perform a variety of warehouse functions including stocking, mixing and bagging farm seed.
  • Repetitive lifting of 50# bags is required throughout the day--this position involves regular heavy labor.
  • Prepare items for the creation of mixes, for delivery to our customers, and for wholesale shipment.
  • Operate a forklift to move and arrange palletized product in warehouse.
  • Receive and unload inventory, checking items against B.O.L.'s, marking pallets, and completing receiving paperwork.
  • Operate a variety of machines and equipment such as forklifts, hand trucks and carts, pallet jacks, conveyors, rolling stock ladders, mixing equipment.


Qualifications and Skills

Must have:

  • A strong, reliable back for lifting;
  • The ability to learn and remember a mental map of our warehouse;
  • Attention to detail for accuracy in recording lot #s, doing calculations for orders and recipes, and completing paperwork;
  • Sobriety is necessary both to work with heavy equipment and to be clear-headed to learn and recall a great deal in a short time.


Must be:

  • willing to ask questions;
  • able to get along with a diverse team;
  • prompt and regular in attendance;
  • caring about the quality and accuracy of your work.

​Helpful related experience would be:

-> On a forklift;
-> In a warehouse;
-> Farming;
-> Working with a variety of machinery and equipment


Compensation and Benefits:  

We offer a g

ood starting wage, plus and end-of season bonus. 


Industry-competitive starting wage will vary with experience and job-related skills of applicant.
Plenty of hours for the right candidates!  40+ hours weekly, first shift.  (Candidates with only part-time availability will be considered for flexible scheduling on a case-by-case basis.)
Performance-based raises are given during the season. 
The end-of-season bonus is for all seasonal help. 
When permanent Warehouse positions become available at our company, candidates with seasonal experience with us are given first consideration.

Warehouse Associates are only eligible for a full benefit package upon transition to a permanent position, but not at initial hire for this seasonal position (3-6 months).  (Full-time employee benefits include: Health Insurance, HSA, HRA and FSA Plans, Life Insurance, 401(k) Plan, Paid Holidays, PTO, Maternity/paternity leave.)


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