Warehouse Operator

Warehouse Operator

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Tangent, OR, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  14313

KWS is looking for a new addition to the team by bringing on a Warehouse Operator in Tangent


Essential Job Functions:

  • Support receiving harvest, staging for various processing operations, and picking and shipping of product. 

  • Perform inventory counts ensuring inventory accuracy.    

  • Support receiving and distribution of goods to all departments.  

  • Accurately follow the processes including required maintaining proper documentation. 

  • Ensure package quality standards are met or exceeded. 

  • Cross-train in other positions to meet business demands. 

  • Operate various inventory, warehousing, and shipping system programs. 

  • Flexibility to work rotating shifts as needed. 

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment as needed.  

  • Ensure Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly. 

  • Regularly operate a forklift. 

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

  • Meet attendance requirements.  

  • Other duties as assigned. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license. 

  • Able to become forklift certified. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.  

  • Basic computer and math skills.  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to use multiple inventory/warehousing/shipping system programs 

  • General working and mechanical knowledge 


What We Offer:

  • Salary of $24-26/hr, depending on experience

  • 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


Working Environment: 

Must wear required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as needed. Work in high and precarious places and able to cover multiple areas including staircases safely and quickly. Able to work in varied environmental conditions (loud, hot, cold, dusty, damp, etc). Flexibility to work rotating shifts as needed (including weekend, night shift, and holidays). Ability to work individually and within a team setting. 


Physical Demands:   

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms able to bend/twist. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 


This employer participates in E-Verify and after acceptance of a job offer, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


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: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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