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Facilities Crew Member at Seed Savers Exchange - 5682

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Facilities Crew Member
Seed Savers Exchange
3094 N Winn Rd
Decorah, IA 52101
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Job Description: 

For more than 43 years, Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit, nationally-focused organization based in the Driftless Region on the outskirts of Decorah, Iowa (near where Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota converge on the Mississippi), has focused on conserving and promoting America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. Seed Savers Exchange was a pioneer in the advocacy for preserving these heirloom varieties for generations to come, and is committed to keeping these varieties where they belong—in our gardens and on our tables.

Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Facilities Crew Member to join our team. The ideal candidate should have good attention to detail and the ability to multitask. Mechanical and/or carpentry experience preferred. This position is responsible for maintaining Seed Savers Exchange’s facilities, the grounds, and the equipment.

Paid time off
Paid holidays
Paid long-term disability
Paid life insurance
Employee merchandise discounts
Health care, retirement, and lifestyle benefits

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
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 system
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

Education & Experience: 

Mechanical aptitude
Detail Oriented
Ability to multitask
Enthusiastic team player
Flexibility to work between various teams
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
Applicant should have sufficient mechanical aptitude to be able to run and troubleshoot garden equipment
Individual will be required to work special event weekends

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: Lynne Rilling | 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.

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