Seed Processing Line Operator

Seed Processing Line Operator

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Tangent, OR, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  14287

Looking for a great place to work with exceptional benefits? Come join the team located at our Tangent, Oregon seed production facility. We are currently looking for a Seed Processing Line Operator, where the main responsibility is to monitor seed line equipment during operations to ensure high quality seed processing and production. 


Summary / Purpose:

Monitor seed line equipment during operations to ensure high quality seed processing and production. KWS offers a robust benefit package which includes PTO, 401K, health and dental insurance, and much more!  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor seed processing equipment during operations
  • Follow procedures and documentation, communicate clearly during shift change, avoid contamination, and ensure product is tagged correctly
  • Ensure quality and safety standards are met
  • Inspect and quality check product, verify accuracy
  • Interpret specifications and calibrate machines to reach goals
  • Simultaneously operate multiple pieces of equipment to produce product efficiently
  • Operate systems such as Human Manufacturing Interface (HMI) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) 
  • Train and lead temp labor crews in seed processing functions
  • Monitor indicators to assess progress production and maintenance needs
  • Drive forklift to move inventory, pallets, and other equipment
  • Ensure company handbook, rules, guidelines, and procedures and safety policies are followed 
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as needed
  • Work a variable work schedule as needed 
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive and/or operate a forklift on behalf of the business
  • Meet attendance requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teamwork
  • Strong technical skills
  • Able to become forklift certified
  • Flexibility to work rotating shifts as needed
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Production or related experience
  • Experience in agriculture
  • Proficient computer skills
  • SCADA, HMI, and MES experience
  • General working and mechanical knowledge
  • Ability to train others to operate HMI interfaces  


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary (salary $23.28/hr)
  • Health, dental, vision benefits
  • Pension plan and 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible paid-time-off (PTO)
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • An international and diverse team


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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests, and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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