About Benson Hill 
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill’s CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online at www.bensonhill.com. Follow us on Twitter at @BensonHillInc. 

 

Our Purpose and Core Values  

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity 

  • Be Bold!  We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively. 
  • Be Inspired! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively. 
  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment. 

 

Department Overview 

The Crop Accelerator allows for the rapid development of feed, food, and ingredients positioning farmers and food companies to grow and deliver products with the attributes consumers are looking for, including improved taste and nutrition.  Our innovative facility with dynamically adaptive growth chambers can turn 2X the number of crop cycles compared to traditional field methods by providing 365 days of optimal growing conditions.  Furthermore, Benson Hill’s CropOS technology coupled with the Crop Accelerator’s world-leading high-throughput phenotyping and automation capabilities enables predictive outcomes allowing us to develop varieties up to four years faster; essentially moving beyond the speed of biology. 

 

Position Summary 

We are actively seeking an Operations Technician, who is a highly motivated individual, to assist our Seed Operations team. Work will consist of general research seed processing and packaging tasks such as operating seed processing equipment, inventory handling, counting, shipping, and organizing packaged research lots. The role will also support indoor operations which includes general plant handling, planting, harvest, transplanting, growth chamber sanitation, and following protocols to generate data in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse setting. Supports research activities by performing routine research tasks under supervision. Follows protocols to collect data and log data findings. 

 Requirements 

  • Able to work 40 hrs per week; weekend work may be required.  
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. 
  • Passion for plants, willing to learn and ready to take on challenges.  
  • Ability to work creatively and efficiently in a fast-paced, start-up company environment. 
  • High attention to detail, positive attitude, and works well within a cross functional group of warehouse, green house, field and lab environments. 
  • Demonstrates an adaptable, attentive and thorough work ethic.  
  • Excellent planning, organization, and execution skills. 

You Will: 

(Essential Duties and Responsibilities)  

  • General seed warehouse tasks such as seed processing, packaging, shipping, receiving, and sorting seed for R&D purposes. 
  • Field related tasks such as note taking, plant sampling, planting and harvesting. 
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates equipment and instruments.  
  • Follow protocols to generate accurate operational data.  
  • Maintains clean facilities, equipment, and instruments.  

You Have: 

(Competencies and Qualifications) 

Education 

  • HS/ GED 

Experience 

  • Relevant experience 

Other 

  • Attention to detail 
  • Strong Customer Focus 
  • Collaborative 
  • Ability to focus and follow directions and SOP’s  

  

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