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Seed Production (35462)

Company: VoloAgri Group, Inc.
Location: King City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Company Description

VoloAgri is a vegetable seed technology and breeding company dedicated to Cultivating Global Health. We take pride in serving every customer with customized vegetable seed and technical service solutions they can count on. Our innovative seeds produce plants with increased yields, improved disease resistance, and post-harvest processing advantages while still achieving exceptional taste.

Our diverse team of industry experts are stationed around the world. VoloAgri Global Corporate Headquarters are in South San Francisco, California with our principal Operational Centers in San Luis Obispo, California and Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. Additional facilities are located in Mexico, Turkey and Lebanon; and 15 trial stations are spread throughout California, Florida, Idaho, Mexico, Brazil, Lebanon, Turkey, China, Thailand, Holland, Italy and Spain. Our prized collection of seeds have been developed under several brands including US Agriseeds, Axia, Greenport Seeds, California Hybrids, Catalyst Seeds, and New World Seeds.

Job Description:

  • Tends equipment that applies coating to agricultural seeds and separates coated seeds according to size specifications to allow for uniform planting: Dumps seeds into rotary drum and presses buttons to start drum rotation.
  • Adds water, powder, and glue for specified period, using spray guns and scoop and following work order specifications.
  • Stops drum and scoops coated seeds from drum, dumps pellets into electric sizing mill or onto manual sizing screen to remove undersized pellets.
  • Returns undersized pellets to drums for additional coating.
  • Dumps and spreads pellets on trays in drying tunnel for drying.
  • Repeats sizing procedure for dried pellets to ensure that pellets meet sizing specifications.
  • Fills pails with pellets specified on shipping order, using scoop, covers pails with lids, and places pails on pallet for shipment.
  • Cleans interior and exterior of drums and work area, using brushes, rags, mop, detergent, and water.


Qualifications and Abilities

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to follow oral and written procedures
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English and utilize basic math skills
  • Flexibility in adapting to fluctuating workloads and tasks
  • Must be able to frequently lift / move 10 pounds, and on occasion 50 pounds.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • 2 years experience

VoloAgri Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package for King City region
  • Medical & dental insurance
  • Section 125 Dependent Care plans
  • Vacation, sick and holiday time off


Qualifications and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures. Basic computer skills in excel and word. E-mail. Metric measurements. Ability to work as a team member. Must be able to communicate effectively. Ability to speak, read, and write English and utilize basic math skills. Flexibility in adapting to fluctuating workloads and tasks.

  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) technical subjects related to botany, seed and seedling structures, testing protocols and laboratory practices.

  • Ability to interpret protocols, work instructions and publications related to seed testing.

  • Previous exposure or proven knowledge in advanced seed testing activities such as vigor testing, tetrazolium testing, suitability testing, dormancy breaking and weed seed identification is preferred.

  • Ability to plan and allocate workflow to other team members and contract employees.

  • Must be able to frequently lift / move 10 pounds, and on occasion 50 pounds.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma

  • 2 years' experience

Keywords: VoloAgri Group, Inc., Salinas , Seed Production (35462), Other , King City, California

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