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At Lennard Ag, you’ll join a large, full-service agriculture company utilizing cutting-edge technologies and practices. We offer a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere with an emphasis on work-life balance and opportunities for training and advancement. We pride ourselves on our unique and energetic culture that brings together professionals from a variety of backgrounds into one seamless and committed team.

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Agriculture Millwright

Job Description

A family owned vegetable and grain crop producer that has an immediate need for an experienced and dependable Agriculture Millwright. The Agriculture Millwright will work on production line equipment as well as field equipment.

The Agriculture Millwright will be maintaining equipment, rebuilding equipment, keeping the line equipment running and be able to schedule and adhere to regular maintenance and inspection. Line equipment mainly includes electric motors, conveyors, belts, frequency drives, webs, and sprockets. Field equipment would be planters, harvesters, tillage, diesel trucks etc.

A degree is helpful but not mandatory.

Required Experience

Precision assembly and alignment of equipment using power transmission components, fasteners, custom fabricated components and machine guarding.
Collaborate with Peers, Managers, R&D, Engineering, Plant personnel, External suppliers and contractors.
Proficient at use of forklifts, straps, chains, hoists, and other rigging devices to install or remove large machinery.
Proficient use of basic carpentry, welding, sheet-metal, manual machining, alignment, hand power tools, and precision measuring tools.
Strong knowledge in Good Manufacturing Practices and Sanitary Design and Fabrication guidelines.
Competent in the selection and use of various materials (metals, plastics, elastomers)

Strong knowledge in both preventive and condition monitoring maintenance skills.

·         1 to 3 years in a food process environment, preferred.

·         Experience with operating or maintaining Agriculture equipment.

·         Proficiency in manual machining.Details coming soon...


quality control technician

Job Description

Follow established Quality Standard Operating Procedures which include but not limited to:

  • Pulling load samples and conduct quality control checks and notify management when quality is not at appropriate level

  • Trailer inspection report

  • Weigh trucks

  • Ensure 2-3 quality samples per load

  • Enter quality data in data base

  • Send quality email

  • Complete accurate bill of loading

  • Communicate with manager to ensure necessary defects are being removed

  • Follow GAP policies and procedures

  • Monitor supplies and request as needed

Learn all aspects of the shipping and production environment which includes but not limited to:

  • Grading

  • Dump operation

  • Bulker operation

  • Fork lift operation

Follow all required safety procedures and maintain a safe and clean work environment

Work closely with the Production Manager on ensuring the team is following safety rules and position protocols

Assist during seed potato season with quality control and sizing profile checks

Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Job Type: Full-time


Production lead

Job Description

This individual will be a key contributor to our production line for potato shipment, including troubleshooting maintenance issues and ensuring quality products are leaving the facility in an efficient manner. This position is a working position where the individual will be responsible for shipping the product out and maintaining the line.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

August through March- Production Line Lead

  • Perform light maintenance on equipment and trouble shoot problems. Equipment mainly includes electric motors, conveyors, belts, frequency drives, webs, sprockets, etc.

  • Detect equipment problems and work closely with the lead mechanic on fixing

  • Ensure the quality of produce leaving the facility by adhering to the company’s quality standards and working closely the Production Shipping Manager.

  • Ensure Food Safety and Security policies are being followed

  • Maintain a highly clean, organized and safe working environment

  • Identify problems and inefficiencies and develop improvements

  • Maintain strong communication with Production Shipping Manager regarding progress, activities, and issues to be resolved

  • Highly a hands on position

  • Ability to work weekends when needed

  • June and July- Lead Production Line Mechanic

Perform annual maintenance on production line

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bi-lingual (ability to speak Spanish/English) a plus

  • Experience in food processing or agriculture preferred

  • Individual must be highly motivated and organized

  • Mechanical experience required basic knowledge of electricity (110V-230V, single/three phase) preferred, not required

  • Strong problem-solving and detail-orientation skills are required

  • Professional attitude and ability to work in a fast paced environment

Job Type: Full-time




Agronomy Operations Assistant

Job Description
 
This role is involved in agronomy and quality control through every stage in the growing process, from seed to harvest. The tasks of this role are very hands-on, ranging from monitoring quality of seed cutting at the facility to collecting soil samples and scouting in the fields. You will also be working with data analysis to track the work you are completing at the various growth stages. This role has potential to move into a future field lead role where you would oversee the growing operations and field team for a section of acreage. Our crops are 100% irrigated and we are working with the latest agricultural practices and equipment.

Our ideal candidate has a strong agronomy knowledge, work ethic and organizational skills. You would work closely with the Agronomy Operations manager and Research Agronomist.

We offer highly competitive compensation plus health benefits, disability benefits, life insurance and paid time off. Relocation assistance available. 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Compile weekly reports of seed healing status, seed sprouting status, and seed availability

  • Evaluate planter efficiency, seed placement, seed piece size, and seed health during planting

  • Analyze soil and tissue sample results to determine appropriate action for improvement

  • Crop scouting for insect, disease and weed pressure

  • Analyze weather station data to determine probability of disease pressure and insect development cycle timing

  • Set insect traps to monitor populations in key areas

  • Monitor crop stage, emergence, hooking, tuber initiation, flowering and tuber bulking

  • Document tuber counts and tuber bulking as the crop reaches maturity

  • Coordinate fertilizer and disease/insect/weed control applications during the growing season

  • Update chemical and fertilizer inventory weekly and procure necessary products to meet upcoming recommendations

  • Manage fry quality sample collection and documentation of potato gravities and sugar maturity

  • Document bruise sampling results for each bin and conduct tests with the impact recording device to highlight possible problem areas within the storage line

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s in agronomy, crop and soil sciences, plant pathology, agriculture and/or related field required

  • Experience with potatoes is a plus, but not required.

Job Type: Full-time



Farm Operations Lead


 Be part of something bigger! Work for a large operation with progressive practices. We’re growing and hiring a full-time, year-round Farm Operations Lead to our team. You will be handling a variety of tasks from working by yourself running irrigation pivots to leading field operations teams during plant and harvest in a hands-on role.

During the winter you will focus on specialty projects depending on your background either in the shop, working with precision ag or with the agronomy team. You will focus on quality work, solving in-the-moment problems, all the while maximizing time and resources. Given our size, there is plenty of room for growth in different areas in the organization.

We offer compensation highly dependent on your background and experience. Benefits include health & dental insurance, paid time off, disability benefits and life insurance. This position does have peak hours during plant and harvest including long hours and weekends but sticks to a 40-45 hour work week during the winter months.

This position is for you if you:

  • Hold an Associate's or bachelor’s degree in a relatable field such as agronomy, ag technology, mechanical engineering, diesel tech, crop and soil science, etc.

  • Are looking to grow your career further into Field Operations Management, Agronomy, Precision Ag and/or Production Line Management

  • Have experience in either production farming, engineering, military, agribusiness or construction

  • Enjoy thinking out-of-the-box and bringing new ideas to the table


What you would be doing

  • Work closely with the Farm Operations Manager & Owner on the execution of the crop plan

  • Effective irrigation timing and execution of crop nutrient and spray program; you will be responsible for monitoring, turning on/off a group of irrigation pivots during growing season

  • High focus on quality control  in the field

  • Manage precision agriculture equipment and ensure accurate collection of data in field

  • Assist with executive of fertigation/chemigation plan

  • Adhere to safety standards and standard operating procedures

  • Assist in other areas of the operation

Job type: Full time


Diesel Mechanic


Job description

We have a great opportunity available for someone to join our progressive company at our Howe, IN location as a  Lead Diesel Mechanic.   This individual will be responsible for the maintaining our Diesel Truck fleet.

.Essential Job Functions 

  • Perform preventative maintenance  and repairs and parts replacements on Forklifts, pickups, semi, trailers, farm tractors

  • Scope of service:  Oil changes, greasing, clutches, u-joints, brakes, tires, 90 day inspections

  • DOT inspections, engines, transmissions

  • Conduct fuel and electrical diagnostics

  • Maintain maintenance records, DOT paper work, oil change schedule and purchase orders

  • Develop and maintain a part number list by equipment

  • Maintain and organize parts inventory

  • Maintain clean appearance of fleet

  • Maintain shop appearance:  Daily- sweep job area, clean up grease/oil.  Weekly -  sweep whole shop clean benches, dump trash, stock shelves, organized tool boxes, organize part shelves,

  • Ensure strong communication to Facility Manager

  • Follow all OSHA safety standards

  • Hours vary approximately:  45 hrs/wk 5 days a week(Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, June, July), 60 plus hrs/wk 6 days/wk (April, May, Aug), 70 plus hrs/wk 7 days per week (Sept, Oct)

     

Position Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-4 years mechanical experience in working on diesel trucks

  • Preferred two-year degree in Ag Tech, Ag Engineering or Mechanics

  • Ability to work on a team as well as work independently

  • Ability to work extended hours

     

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