Seed Production & Greenhouse Manager

Betaseed, Inc.
Shakopee, Minnesota
Apr 27, 2017
May 27, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

Seed Production & Greenhouse Manager

Manage seed productions and Greenhouses at our Shakopee, MN Research Station . This position has primary responsibility for the production of experimental sugarbeet seed which may include, but is not limited to; seedling production, oversight of seed production and detailed planning and reporting processes.
•    Work with Plant Breeders in conducting seed productions.
•    Manage and conduct regulated research Seed Production and greenhouse activities.
•    Manage greenhouse activities including environmental control, pest control, fertility, watering, seedling production, vernalizing, selfing and hand crosses.
•    Manage seed plot site selection, fertility, planting, watering, pest management, weed control, structure assembly, data collection, plot maintenance, rouging, harvest and record keeping.
•    Manage staff ensuring all workers are following safety and regulatory protocol and proper training is being conducted.
•    Manage budget costs related to specific research activities.
•    Responsible for staying current on all regulatory compliance requirements for GMO trials and seed productions.
•    Ensure Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures and safety policies are followed and personal protective equipment is used correctly.
•    Regular travel and/or drive on behalf of the business. 
•    Meet attendance requirements. 
•    Other duties as assigned.
•    Bachelor of Science or equivalent in agronomy, agriculture, business, biology or equivalent experience
•    Knowledge and experience in seed and crop production and/or research greenhouse experience.
•    Ability to work variable hours including occasional weekends as required by the business.
•    Valid Driver’s License
•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally
•    Demonstrated strong computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
•    Demonstrated excellent organizational and communication skills with consistent attention to detail

•    Demonstrated ability to foster and work effectively in a team environment
•    Have or able to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators license 
•    Ability to drive a forklift and tractor

•    Perform outdoor and indoor work in variable conditions including heat, cold, dust wind and rain. Field and greenhouse environments with exposure to pollen and handling chemicals. 

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. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 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