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Seed Savers Exchange-Facilities Crew Member-Thu, 04/29/2021 - 4:25pm

Facilities Crew Member


Seed Savers Exchange
3094 N Winn Rd
Decorah , IA 52101
United States
Iowa US

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Job Description 

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization based in Decorah, Iowa focused on conserving and promoting America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Facilities Crew Member to join our team. This position is responsible for maintaining Seed Savers Exchange’s facilities, grounds, and equipment. The ideal candidate should have good attention to detail and the ability to multitask. Mechanical and/or carpentry experience preferred but not required.

This is a regular full-time position working 40 hours per week year-round. Applications accepted through May 14, 2021.

Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Paid Long Term Disability
Employee Merchandise Discounts
Paid Life Insurance
Health care, retirement and lifestyle benefits

Duties & Responsibilities 

Facilities Department (May-December)

Provide building maintenance including cleaning restrooms and maintaining janitorial supplies in assigned buildings.
Responsible for monitoring temperature in coolers and freezers.
Responsible for chlorine testing of water systems.
Assist with construction projects.
Provide assistance for event set up and tear down.
Provide support to contractors as required.
Assist with driveway maintenance as required.
Assist with herd health checks biannually.
Assist with livestock fence maintenance as required.
Perform preventative upkeep and repairs of trucks.
Perform tractor maintenance and repairs as required.
Perform small equipment maintenance and repairs as required.
Perform implement maintenance and repairs as required.
Assist with trail mowing and upkeep as required.
Other duties as assigned by the Facilities Manager.
Assist with the maintenance of landscaping.

Seed House Department (January - April)
Support the needs of the Seed Houseby preparing and processing orders for shipment.
Pick orders, validate items/lot numbers, and pack into appropriate containers.
Process shipments using integrated shipping software.
Assist with packing, picking, and shipping potato and transplant orders.
Perform additional duties as directed by the Shipping or Seed House managers

Education and Experience 

Mechanical aptitude
Detail Oriented
Ability to multitask
Enthusiastic team player
Flexibility to work between various teams

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform physical activity: lifting up to 100 lbs. assisted; carrying 50 lbs, bending frequently, climbing, pushing, pulling.
Ability to perform responsibilities in wide ranging weather conditions.

Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must be an enthusiastic team player, have good attention to detail and be flexible to work between various teams as labor needs fluctuate.
Some aspects of the position will involve considerable physical activity including lifting, and other motion related to general facilities and grounds maintenance.
Applicants should have sufficient mechanical aptitude to be able to run and troubleshoot garden equipment.
Some special event weekend work will be required.
Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.

Application Instructions 

Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references to - include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications may also be mailed to: Seed Savers Exchange | Attn: Alex Brandt | 3094 North Winn Rd. | Decorah, IA 52101.

Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Seed Savers Exchange does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

Full Name 
Alex Brandt