Seed Plant Supervisor

Job reference: 000277

Closing date: 19/03/2020

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for one of the UK's best workplaces as measured by the Great Place to Work Institute. Based at our Hermitage site and reporting into the Site Operations Team Leader the successful candidate will work as a Seed Plant Supervisor and support and manage the day to day seed product line activities on site and support crop protection activities on and off site whilst ensuring health and safety, environment and QA standards are met in line.

The successful individual will also co-ordinate and deliver a high standard of production, quality/quantity and excellent customer service across the following product lines whilst creating and maintaining a great place to work culture: 

Site Maintenance and Operations

  • To assist the Site Management in the general running of the site
  • Ensure general housekeeping and hygiene of the site is maintained
  • Ensure he buildings and plant are maintained to a high standard
  • Liaise with laboratory staff regarding specific seed analysis
  • Liaise with Grain Admin an lab regarding non conforming product control and release
  • To assist with crop protection deliveries by van, when the seed plant isn’t operational

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Assistant the Site Management to comply with Health and Safety, Fire and Environmental legislation
  • Ensure compliance with the company Health, Safety and Environment policies
  • Co-operate and engage in Health, Safety and Environmental training as required
  • To keep records as required by Health and Safety
  • Provide support to the site manager to run the site in a safe and efficient manner

Product line responsibilities

  • Responsible for seed production to the required standards of quality and production
  • Comply with company procedures and customer requirements regarding cleaning, chemical application and packaging in order to produce the desired levels of product quality and service
  • Liaise with Seed Production Management regarding production planning and plant utilisation
  • To supervise the operation of both seed processing lines
  • To liaise with the laboratory on testing of both as grown and finished seed
  • Ensuring that only materials of the required specification are used in the production process
  • Controlling non conforming seed products
  • To ensure building and plant hygiene
  • Keep records as required by Quality Assurance or any relevant government legislation
  • To comply with requirements of ESTA at all times

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Previous experience of plant/machinery operation is an essential – not necessarily Seed/grain equipment
  • Full driving licence
  • Able to copy under pressure and work towards deadlines
  • A flexible approach to working hours specifically in peak periods
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to work co-operatively with others and independently at times without supervision.
  • IT literate with experience of using Microsoft office
  • Seeds samplers license would be an advantage
  • Crops inspectors license would be an advantage
  • PA1 & PA11 are specific to the role and would be an advantage
  • Counterbalance FLT licence


 At Frontier, we believe in rewarding our people for a job well done. As an employee you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Pension Plan
  • Salary Exchange Benefits (Holiday Purchase, Cycle to Work)
  • 25 Days Holiday per annum plus bank holidays
  • Employee Discounts Programme
  • Life Assurance of 3 x Salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free Parking on site
  • Each employee in December receives a £50 - All for one Gift Card
  • Free Eye Test Voucher every two years


The closing date for this job has now passed.