Seed Processing Supervisor (f/m/x)

We are looking for a "Seed Processing Supervisor (f/m/x)" for one of the largest plant breeding companies worldwide.


    Our client is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, it has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. The firm uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. It is being represented by 5.700 employees in more than 70 countries. For the facility in Oregon/USA we are looking for a


    In this position you will be responsible for supervising plant operations and personnel with a strong attention to safety, quality and efficiency.

    Essential job functions (excerpt):

    • Responsible for overall quality, efficiencies of production flow, on floor operations and personnel.

    • Ensure quality standards are met or exceeded while meeting capacity and safety requirements.

    • Responsible for supervising, training and cross-training KWS and seasonal employees in machine operations, in-line quality checks and cleanouts.

    • Ensure personnel have the proper information, training and tools.

    • Determine daily duties to be performed and select best candidates for those duties.

    • Operate manufacturing software such as MES, SCADA or HMI.

    • Hold regular meetings with employees within your departments to discuss issues, performance, needs and concerns.

    • Conduct Employee Supervisor Dialogue annually.

    • Develop and update SOPs.

    • Responsible for light to medium level of Preventative Maintenance.

    • Troubleshoot quality, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and computer issues.

    • Responsible for facility housekeeping.

    • Investigate root cause analysis, including quality issues, equipment breakdowns/malfunctions, etc.

    • Occasionally travel and/or drive and/or operate a forklift on behalf of the business.

    Your profile (excerpt):

    • 3 + years or equivalent combination of education and experience in agriculture.

    • Demonstrated strong team leadership, communication, organizational and training skills.

    • Valid driver’s license.

    • Able to become forklift certified.

    • High school diploma or equivalent.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • BS in agriculture with consideration given to other credentials and relevant work history.

    • Experience working with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software.

    The position offers an attractive salary according to skills and experience . If you are interested, please contact Constantin von Eyb for further information (Ref.ID: 7523)

    (via phone: common office hours CET - Central European Time)

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