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Albert Lea Seed

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To inquire or apply for any position at Albert Lea Seed, please contact:

Nicole Hansen
Human Resources Manager
nicole@alseed.com
(507) 373-3161

Open Positions



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.)



Forage and Nutrition Agronomist

Want to help dairy and livestock farmers?

We are looking for a motivated person to help organic and conventional dairy and livestock farmers make good planting and management decisions with their forages. You should be knowledgeable about crops utilized as livestock feed, starting with corn silage and alfalfa. You also should have knowledge (or a strong desire to learn about) other annual and perennial forage and hay species, cover crops and their associated forage potential, small grains, and native grass forage species. Having an understanding of pasture establishment, pasturing systems, and management would be a plus.

We’ll need you to keep learning about the benefits and shortcomings of such crops and make recommendations that fit the seasonal needs of each farm.

Responsibilities

  • Understand the feed values (quality and tonnage) of each crop and influence they have on each livestock species and their fit into a feed ration. (You will not need to develop feed rations for individual farms, but you should be an informed adviser.)
  • Provide management solutions for all forage species on various soil types and levels of soil fertility.
  • Advise on planting requirements, fertility, disease and pest management, and harvest.
  • Grow customer base by fielding phone calls, emails, and walk-in customers looking for seed solutions and agronomic advice for their livestock operations.
  • Perform on-farm farm visits to dairy and livestock farms as needed to understand customers farm operations and to provide solutions to various situations.
  • Train our sales team to better meet the needs of our customers.
  • Coordinate internal research and feed quality testing of current and experimental varieties.
  • Assist in development of sales and marketing strategies to promote products.
  • Be motivated to work with both certified organic and conventional farmers.

Education and Experience

  • BS in animal science, plant science, or a related field
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • Technical proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Word & Excel; PowerPoint
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge in livestock farming or nutrition experience preferred

Soft Skills

Organization, intellectual curiosity, confidence, grit, attention to detail, flexibility, self-starter.

Location

Although remote work is a possibility with dedicated work hours, this position does require time in Albert Lea for initial training as well as frequent office visits for training, events, and staff meetings. Travel will be required to farms, trade shows, conferences, and field days throughout the Upper Midwest. You would not need to re-locate to Albert Lea; however, please note in your cover letter your willingness and availability to travel to or relocate to Albert Lea.

Hours of Work

Generally, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F, with 1-2 Saturdays/month (3 Saturdays in March, April, May)

Compensation

  • Competitive starting wage commensurate with education and experience
  • Annual bonuses
  • Full benefits package including: health insurance, 401(k) profit-sharing plan, paid holidays, paid time off, life insurance, Café 125 (Flex) Plan
  • We value our employee’s lives away from work: we offer paid maternity and paternity leave, paid volunteer days, professional development opportunities, and flexible scheduling to support family life.
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