Careers

We are currently seeking a seasonal Warehouse Associates and Marketing Manager. Please see job descriptions below.


Warehouse Associate

Competitive pay based on agricultural knowledge and background

Summary: Perform work related to the receipt, shipment, storage, processing and delivery of packaged and bulk seed and materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

(The following list not a comprehensive but highlights the major areas of responsibility for the position)

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform a variety of warehouse tasks including; picking orders, forklift operation, stocking, mixing and bagging of seed
  • Heavy labor including; repetitive lifting and stacking of 50# bags throughout the day
  • Interpret and accurately complete paperwork for sales orders, work orders, receiving and processes
  • Operate a variety of machines and equipment including, but not limited to: forklifts, hand trucks, pallet jacks, conveyors, ladders, augers and other equipment

Warehouse:

  • Pick orders for shipment or delivery
  • Load/unload seed shipments according to delivery or routing documents and supervisors instructions
  • Organize inventory in warehouse
  • Assist with additional warehouse functions repackaging, tagging, restacking damaged products

Mill/Mixing:

  • accurately prepare and process ingredients for mixing department
  • Receive and store bulk seed
  • Package seed in bags and stack on pallets

Interactions with freight carriers and customers:

  • Conduct loading of seed onto trucks for freight carriers and customers
  • Listen to customer and freight carrier instructions, provide courteous, attentive and energetic service towards our customer and carriers
  • Have high attention to detail for accuracy when loading pallets onto trucks, making sure processes for shipping organic seed are followed accurately

Warehouse Safety and Maintenance:

  • Safely operate equipment, practice safe lifting technique and abide by all safety protocols
  • Maintain the warehouse in a clean and orderly fashion including; sweeping, putting tools away, repairing broken bags and cleaning up spills
  • Empty all garbage cans and recycling into large dumpsters for proper garbage and recycling disposal
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, state and federal law licensing requirements regarding seed sales and treatment
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions as required by the Albert Lea Seed House
  • Perform other job and work related responsibilities, tasks and projects as need or assigned

Sales Floor Stocker/Parcel Shipping:

  • Maintain clean/organized retail space
  • Stock and organize inventory on sales floor
  • Pick, package and label orders for parcel shipping
  • Receive incoming parcel shipments

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, prioritize and organize to effectively manage multiple projects and activities. Respond to change in a flexible manner to meet evolving department needs
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing – is comfortable and effective at speaking to groups of employees
  • Provide excellent customer service through clearly communicating and expressing appreciation
  • Exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct and discretion. Exercise good judgement and exemplify professional behavior at all times with accountability, integrity and follow-through
  • Remain current on all required trainings and certifications
  • Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance and exhibit flexibility and cooperation with shift scheduling
  • Support the Albert Lea Seed House mission

Education, Credentials and Experience:

  • Must be certified in forklift operation or be willing to become certified
  • Agricultural background knowledge in regenerative and sustainable practices preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance and 50+ pounds with assistance
  • Bending, twisting and reaching conducive to both and office and warehouse environment
  • Must be able to lift horizontally and vertically, climb and crawl, work on slippery or uneven surfaces, bend, stoop, kneel and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be comfortable working in uncontrolled climates including heat, cold, dust and dirt

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $14.00 – $18.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • agricultural: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • Forklift Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Warehouse Skills:

  • Forklift experience
  • Customer service
  • Packaging
  • Pallet jack

Work Remotely:

  • No

Marketing Manager

Albert Lea Seed is seeking a Marketing Manager who is a highly driven, creative, and passionate Marketing Manager with experience in digital and print channels. This role requires an individual contributor who is responsible for developing and executing internal and external communications strategies that will promote and expand the Albert Lea Seed brand. Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years’ direct experience required. To express interest, please send resume to Nicole Hansen, HR Manager at nicole@alseed.com