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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:  7524

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. 



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!  



  • 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 and personal protective equipment is used correctly.
  • 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. 



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



  • 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.    


Interested? Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume.


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. Around 6.000 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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