Monsanto Militray Veteran Seed Technician - Illiopolis, IL (Multiple Opportunities) in ILLIOPOLIS, Illinois

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veterans build their corporate careers. We

want innovative leaders who can think big, readily accept challenges, and

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service, teamwork and commitment. As part of our efforts to support all our

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improving lives around the world.

Our Veteran Heroes InAg program was created to identify positions and skills to attract, hire

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is looking for highly-motivated SeedTechnicians for our row crops seed production site in Illiopolis, IL. In this

position, you will report to a Production Manager.

As a Seed Technician, you will be involved in all facets of seed

production. Unlike a traditional manufacturing role, you will experience a

variety of responsibilities throughout the growing season. You will be expected

to work a rotating shift schedule including nights and weekends as required

during peak seasons.

In this position, you will work

closely with other team members to identify ways to improve our processes. We

are looking for employees who are passionate about maintaining the highest

standards in the industry for safety, stewardship compliance, seed quality,

cost, and supply reliability. This is an opportunity to work in an environment

where your ideas are heard and you’re encouraged to grow personally and

professionally. At Bayer, we are committed to recruiting and developing great

employees through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity,

decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment in the production sites andleveraging real-time data to maximize existing procedures. Performpreventive maintenance and inspections; troubleshooting problemsassociated with equipment, processes, and systems as needed.

  • Perform Site Responsible Researcher (SRR) dutiesensuring adherence to stewardship processes and protocols that arecompleted accurately and timely. This includes field monitoring,grower communication, and documentation of activities.

  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoptionof continuous improvement practices and programs (5S, Lean, Six Sigma)conducive to an organized and clean work environment. Utilize FocusedImprovement (e.g., 5WHYs) techniques to initiate process and standard workimprovements.

  • Provide coaching and training to seasonal workforce,area trainees and peers supporting achievement and personal development.

  • Ensure upstream activities (e.g., field inspection,grower contract) are handled within company standards and businessrequirements.

  • Cultivate partnership with key business partners toplant / field operations (e.g., grower network).

  • Use SAP to support administrative procedures,documenting key readings, maintenance orders and production information.Maintain key process documentation (operating, start-up and shut-downprocedures; standard work; process flow and instrumentation diagrams;etc.).

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Bayer’s Health,Safety, Environment (HSE) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operatingprocedures).

  • Comply with internal procedures and support compliancewith legal requirements applicable to area activities.

  • Participate and prepare to lead Daily Direction Setting(DDS) meetings as needed; articulating shift objectives and allocatingresources accordingly across all active production areas.

  • Support and maintain metrics and relevant informationon current Visual Management boards to drive teamwork and facilitate shiftchange over.

  • Ability to lift aminimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed) and have a validdriver's license.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint,Word, or facilities with systems)

  • Valid driver's license

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs. (a bag of seed)

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Advanced education including Technical, Associate’s, orBachelor’s degree

  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using ofSAP and PLC

  • 3+ years manufacturing experience, with experience inchemical or row crop manufacturing

  • Previous experience working in a manufacturingenvironment with a 24/7 rotating shift schedule, including overtime asneeded

Bayer successfully completed the

acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership

in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological

crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career

opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape

agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers,

consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will

continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career

platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the

combined company by visiting .

Organization: CO North America Monsanto51124890_

Title: Militray Veteran Seed Technician - Illiopolis, IL (Multiple Opportunities)

Location: North America-USA-Illinois-Illiopolis

Requisition ID: 01UKQ

Job: Seed Production

Schedule: Full-time

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