Research Equipment Technician (Adel, IA; Sheridan, IN; Forest City, AR)

Position Overview

Stine Seed Company, a privately held growing national seed company, is seeking talented individuals for the position of Research Equipment Technician. Stine currently has openings at its facilities in Adel, IA; Sheridan, IN; and Forest City, AR. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with one of the industry’s most respected corn and soybean seed companies. Full-time positions are available immediately.

In this role, you will perform a variety of tasks associated with equipment maintenance and new equipment systems development. Qualified candidates should be hard-working and self-directed. Some overnight travel is required, with opportunities for travel outside of the US. Preference will be given to candidates with previous ag experience.

Desired skills include:

  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Basic understanding of electrical circuits
  • Welding and fabrication
  • A background in ag equipment repair is preferred, but not required
  • All candidates with mechanical abilities will be considered
  • Stine will provide on the job training

Stine offers competitive pay, health, vision, dental insurance and retirement benefits. Pre-employment screening, including drug testing, may be required.

Position Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively with other team members, both verbally and in writing
  • Repair various planting, spraying and harvesting equipment, including associated electronics
  • Assist in the assembly and design of new planting and harvesting equipment
  • Ability to maintain and operate basic farm equipment, including planters, sprayers and plot combines
  • Keep accurate records
  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must have own basic tools
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with systematic decision making, problem solving and troubleshooting skills and the ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft programs including (Excel, Word, etc.) a benefit
  • Willing and able to stand and sit for extended periods
  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors
  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours, including weekend work required during seasonal peaks. This includes overnight trips to off-site locations and additional travel as necessary at off-season locations
  • Ability to work in an organized and safe manner
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and coordinate activities
  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations
  • Preference to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish/English

Stine Seed Company
ATTN: Doug Smith
22555 Laredo Trail
Adel, IA 50003
(515)-677-2605, x. 4073
FAX (515)-677-2716

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