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Aerotek Entry Level Quality Technician in Hazelwood, Missouri

Aerotek Scientific is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Entry Level Quality Technician opportunity. This will be a first shift Monday-Friday position.


This Facility is a part of the early Breeding/R&D Pipeline and they are overall responsible for all aspects of preparing and packaging corn, soybean seed for research trials all over the world. Their facility is a part of the earliest part of the product pipeline for internal customers as opposed to commercial- they prepare seed for controlled and regulated research trails (primarily company owned). Candidates will manage receiving, scanning, cleaning, treating, sorting, counting, labeling, shelling, and warehousing seed. They pride themselves on Quality over Quantity, but this site moves over $50 Million in seed to 92 growers globally. The site is EPA regulated, so all actions are subject to audit and government fines for discrepancies, and everything they do is extremely important to future years of research.

Will be managing inventory and checking of shipments of seed for trials; this facility in Hazelwood receives shipments of seed from all over the world for research purposes- including Costa Rica, Hawaii, Brazil. They manage a complex inventory and packaging process for trial runs, so their work is very time-sensitive and detail oriented.

Will receive seed from shipments and enter that information into an internal database manually and/or using an RF ID scanner. It is very important that all information be entered correctly to route it to the correct recipient, reflect accurate weights, counts, etc.

Key responsibilities:

Conduct seed processing, packaging, shipping, and receiving activities under the supervision of an area supervisor

Operate specialized seed processing and packaging equipment

Utilize available technologies (RFID, scanners, hand-held devices) to verify quality of work

Assist in maintaining a clean, safe work environment

May serve as a member of safety or compliance committees

This is indoor work all related to the inventory, packaging, sorting, counting, and packaging of seeds to be shipped out to different regions of the world.

Safety gear will be provided. Will operate seed counting/sorting machinery and count by hand. Much of the lab equipment is automated, so the job requires willingness to learn new technologies.

Will use scanners to read bar codes and ensure they are within regulations specified by the receiving country according to weight, size, etc.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Science or Engineering related field strongly preferred- they will select degreed candidates over diploma. They want candidates that are interested in working there in R&D long term. The degree will allow them to convert down the line.

Like to see leadership/team experience on resume.

MUST be reliable and have a proven work history of excellent tenure and attendance.

Experience with any type of regulated environment work- following SOPs, shipping/receiving, inventory management, retail, or restaurant would be ideal.

Data entry experience required.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.