Seasonal Seed Technician

Category:  Seneca Foods
Date:  Jul 4, 2024

Dayton, WA, US, 99328

Custom Field 1:  2956

Seneca Foods is one of North America's leading providers of packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States.  Our high quality products are primarily sourced from over 2,000 American farms. Seneca holds the largest share of the retail private label, food service, and export canned vegetable markets, distributing to over 90 countries. Products are also sold under the brands of Libby’s®, Aunt Nellie’s®, READ®, Seneca Farms®, Green Valley®, CherryMan®, Paradise®, Pennant®, and Seneca labels, including Seneca snack chips. Seneca also provides vegetable products to other companies under various co-pack arrangements.



Seneca Foods Corporation in Dayton, WA is seeking Seasonal Seed Technicians to fulfill various production line positions in our seed production facility processing vegetable seeds, for its 2024/25 seed production season.


Seed harvest receiving - mid-June through mid-October.

Conditioning – late-July through late-January.

Packaging – early-October – mid-April.


This timeframe is tentative and can be affected by the weather and crop availability. Hours per day, number of days worked per week, and day and night shift start/end times can vary throughout the year based on business needs.


Seneca provides safe working conditions, paid overtime over 40 hours per week, and on-the-job training. The expected compensation range for this position is $17.00-$20.00 per hour, depending upon skills & experience.



  • Perform duties relating to seed processing including receiving, milling, treating, inspecting, bagging, palletizing, loading, weighing, and moving processed seed product.
  • Operate seed processing equipment.
  • Examine seed and adjust machinery to maintain quality and quantity of product.
  • Review process operations instructions.
  • Operate a forklift in activities of storing and transferring seed.
  • Support Team's work environment.
  • Perform general duties in seed sample collection and quality review.
  • Manually lift, move, and stack full (=> 50 lbs.) sacks of processed seed or materials - repetitively.
  • Inventory materials and supplies on work floor.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area; Cleanup duties.
  • Loads and unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device and maintains related records.
  • Perform general seed equipment maintenance; Fill fuel tanks or replace liquefied gas tank.
  • Utilize forklift skills to transport loads to designated areas. Unload and stack material by utilizing lift/lower device.
  • May have supervisory responsibilities for employees during parts (or seasonally) during the year.
  • Work in other dept's as assigned, such as operating processing or packaging equipment, cleanup, record keeping, or shipping.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety policies/procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Willingness and ability to work and function in a team environment.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Regular Attendance.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work weekends and various shifts throughout seasonal peaks/based on business needs.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis throughout the season.



Seneca Foods Corporation is committed to providing equal opportunity for all, through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other Federal or State legally protected classes. Seneca Foods Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact us at or call 315-926-8100.



Nearest Major Market: Kennewick