Ornamentals Inventory/PackagingTechnician

LOCATION:

Woodland, CA

DEPARTMENT:

Logistics

JOB SUMMARY: It is expected of this position to efficiently operate equipment utilized by the Logistics Department. Activities include (but are not limited to) any of the processes in operations related to preparing seed for delivery to the customer, which includes receiving, drying, ECW processes, cleaning, sizing, inventory, treating, packaging, and sampling activities.  This position will be expected to keep the work area, warehouse and the facility clean.  Participation in the maintenance of assigned equipment is expected.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESONSIBILITIES*:

  • Efficiently run and clean required seed conditioning, seed enhancement and packaging equipment as relevant within the Logistics Department.
  • Sets up, operates, adjusts, maintains and cleans all equipment required to inspect, label and package products according to work orders, standard operating procedures and manuals.
  • Responsible for making sure weights are accurate on all packaging orders and reporting any discrepancies immediately.
  • Meet or exceed established target throughput for assigned area(s) while maintaining our quality requirements.
  • Responsible for proper delivery, receipt and stocking of seed from receiving and all work centers and completion of all required documentation and data entry.
  • Pulls reports for cyclic testing and prepares required samples for cyclic updates.
  • Performs inventory movements and completes required data entry.
  • Performs daily cycle counts on inventory and reports results to inventory supervisor and other required managerial staff. Investigates problem areas and resolves discrepancies.
  • Support other Logistics workstations or company departments as assigned or approved by the supervisor or Lead. Additional responsibilities may be required while working in other departments.
  • Perform necessary quality checks for assigned processes, which may include seed counting, moisture testing, physical purity and other quality assurance checks. Perform data entry, data analysis, and data recording for each process as required.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and orderly work station. Proactively assist other areas in the department to maintain cleanliness throughout the warehouse.
  • Comply with SAI, State and Federal Safety requirements and promote company programs that can minimize injuries, lost time, product loss and damage.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned by the Supervisor or Lead as needed.
  • Follow all SAI quality assurance, policies and procedures as follows but not limited to this list:
    • Be aware of and personally follow all SAI policies and procedures.
    • Raise issues with Supervisor or Lead when policies or procedures are not clear or not working.
    • Keep Supervisor or Lead informed of critical tasks not done.
    • Keep Supervisor or Lead informed of issues developing.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Must have excellent visual, mathematical, and judgmental skill.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have ability to work under time constraints and deadlines.
  • Must have ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
  • Must have excellent analytical skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Must have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must have ability to learn the technical aspects of seed treating, cleaning and packaging process.
  • Ability to handle stress especially when encountering necessary projects, deadlines and/or high workload.
  • Must have ability to acquire Qualified Applicator Certificate.
  • Must have ability to safely operate seed treating and drying equipment, forklifts and other warehouse machinery and equipment.
  • Must have ability to read and understand written instructions in English.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • High school or college science courses desirable.

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND:

  • Prior forklift operation experience.
  • Minimum two years warehouse or related work experience preferred.
  • Seed industry or agricultural background desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must have ability to lift 55 pounds on a regular/daily basis.
  • Must be able to work with chemicals and other irritating substances.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment on a daily/regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in dusty, hot and cold conditions.
  • Must be available to work overtime during busy times of year and work weekend duty as required.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Salary: $22.00-$24.00 per hour
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage for employees and their families
  • Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
  • 401k program with company match
  • Profit Sharing program (via 401k)
  • Holiday & Performance Incentive Bonus program
  • Paid Vacation: 10 days per year to start, increases with tenure
  • Sick Leave: 1 hour accrued per 30 hours worked for first 30 days, 6.67 hours per month after.
  • 14 paid company holidays, 2 floating holidays & birthday off
  • Paid Family Leave: 15 days after 12 months of service for FMLA qualifying events
  • Company provided EAP
  • Company provided subsidy for health/fitness clubs & apps

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty (as described above) satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

To apply, send resume to HR@sakata.com