Inside/Outside Research Worker at BC Forward

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Ivesdale, Illinois

Job Description:

Inside/Outside Research Worker

BCForward is currently looking for a highly motivated Inside/Outside Research Worker (Seasonal) at Ivesdale, IL 61851

Position Title:
Inside/Outside Research Worker (Seasonal)

Location: Ivesdale, IL 61851

Anticipated Start Date: 7/08/2024

Please note this is the target date and is subject to change. BCforward will send official notice ahead of a confirmed start date.


Please note that actual compensation may vary within this range due to factors such as location, experience, and job responsibilities, and does not encompass additional non-standard compensation (e.g., benefits, paid time off, per diem, etc.).

Pay Rate - $18.50


Weekly Schedule (how many hours/days): We are flexible with her schedule - but could be 7 days/week during the busy pollinating season.
* Shift Times: 7:30 - 4:00 pm - may adjust with weather and field conditions

Job Description: Inside/Outside Research Worker (Seasonal)

Position Overview: We are seeking a detail-oriented Inside/Outside Research Worker for a seasonal position to one of our direct client. This role will involve working both indoors and outdoors, depending on the season, supporting various research activities related to agricultural sciences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Outside Research Duties (Typically Summer/Fall):

    • Harvesting plant material according to defined protocols

    • Maintaining research plots

    • Discarding seeds

    • Collecting field data

    • Performing general housekeeping tasks

  • Inside Research Duties (Typically Winter/Spring):

    • Receiving and sorting incoming seed

    • Counting seed manually or using machines for experiments

    • Sorting seed packets for planting and shipping

    • Shelling/Threshing crops

    • Conditioning seed

    • Operating research equipment

    • Applying seed treatments

    • Maintaining general cleanliness

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods

  • Basic computer skills and ability to navigate software

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English preferred

  • Effective communication skills with supervisors and team members

  • Adherence to standard operating and safety procedures

Additional Expectations:

  • Flexibility in scheduling; willingness to work up to 7 days a week during peak seasons

  • Capability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

  • Capacity to handle agricultural elements such as pollen, dust, and field chemicals (minimal exposure)

  • Readiness to travel to offsite locations as required

  • Physical ability to stand, walk, crouch, and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Punctuality and reliability in attendance

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with barcode scanners or inventory systems beneficial

  • Previous warehouse or distribution experience a plus


BCforward offers all eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to major medical, HSA, dental, vision, employer-provided group life, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and 401k.

About BCforward:

Founded in 1998 on the idea that industry leaders needed a professional service, and workforce management expert, to fuel the development and execution of core business and technology strategies, BCforward is a Black-owned firm providing unique solutions supporting value capture and digital product delivery needs for organizations around the world. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with an Offshore Development Center in Hyderabad, India, BCforward's 6,000 consultants support more than 225 clients globally.

BCforward champions the power of human potential to help companies transform, accelerate, and scale. Guided by our core values of People-Centric, Optimism, Excellence, Diversity, and Accountability, our professionals have helped our clients achieve their strategic goals for more than 25 years. Our strong culture and clear values have enabled BCforward to become a market leader and best in class place to work.

BCforward is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

To learn more about how BCforward collects and uses personal information as part of the recruiting process, view our Privacy Notice and CCPA Addendum. As part of the recruitment process, we may ask for you to disclose and provide us with various categories of personal information, including identifiers, professional information, commercial information, education information, and other related information. BCforward will only use this information to complete the recruitment process.

This posting is not an offer of employment. All applicants applying for positions in the United States must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The submission of intentionally false or fraudulent information in response to this posting may render the applicant ineligible for the position. Any subsequent offer of employment will be considered employment at-will regardless of the anticipated assignment duration.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 224315 when responding to this ad.

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Ivesdale, IL (Onsite)

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