Warehouse Technician
Enza Zaden USA, Inc. - Salinas, CA

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Enza Zaden USA, Inc. in Salinas, CA is looking for a highly motivated, warehouse professional to join our operations team.

POSITION : Warehouse Technician

Reports to the Operations Manager, under the close coaching and direction of the Warehouse Lead.

Responsible for general warehousing activities such as receiving, packaging, sampling, conditioning, treating, drying, shipping and the overall maintenance of the warehouse.

Summary of responsibilities:

1. Receiving (physical) of incoming product.
2. Conditioning/Treating
3. Shipping/Packaging
4. Inventory
5. Miscellaneous

Brief description of responsibilities and duties:

1. Receiving (physical).
Receive incoming seed product and non-seed items, taking care to follow separate protocol for organic seed. Prepare accurate and complete receiving records. Arrange seed items in proper warehouse location and record properly.

Clean or treat seed per instructions of Processing Assignments making sure the seed meets Enza quality standards.

3. Shipping/Packaging.
Reading and processing of customer orders, work orders or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered or distributed and/or shipped. Re-pack and re-label containers as needed, marking materials with identifying information using appropriate method. Prioritize cut off times to maximize efficiency. Delivery and pick up of product as needed.

4. Inventory.
Sample raw and pelleted seed lots for germination updates, disease testing, and grow out. Assisting in counting of physical inventory and cycle counts as requested.

5. Miscellaneous.
Maintain an orderly warehouse and report any unsafe conditions to the Warehouse Lead/Supervisor. Operate company equipment and vehicles in accordance with company policies. May be assigned facilities maintenance duties as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Job Profile:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Intermediate vocational training level, supplemented with professionally oriented training courses. Seed industry experience a plus. Forklift certification required.

Excellent and clear communication skills. Is practical, accurate and a team player. Computer literate. Ability to read and interpret documents such as sales orders, work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Performs the job / duties independently, under the responsibility of the Warehouse Lead/Supervisor.

Working Conditions
At times works under pressure and frequently works with a computer screen. The work may involve physical stress when packages have to be lifted. The work is carried out alternately in a standing or seated position. At times overtime is required.