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Kelly Services Greenhouse Technician in Johnston, Iowa

Greenhouse Technician, Planting Team – Johnston, IA

Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (KellyOCG), a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc., is currently seeking a Greenhouse Technician for a long-term engagement at one of our Global clients in Johnston, IA. This role is a full-time, fully benefited position. As a KellyOCG employee you will be eligible for Medical, Dental, 401K and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You’ll also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation and sick/personal time. All KellyOCG employees receive annual performance reviews.

As a Greenhouse Technician, Planting Team placed with KellyOCG you will be responsible for the following:


This individual will assist the Planting Team in areas such as seeding, transplanting, and printing tags. This individual should be team-oriented, flexible, and be able to work on tasks independently or collaborate others.

  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel


-Daily greenhouse plant care, including pollination, transplanting, watering, harvesting and seed handling for corn, soybean and other crops.

-Punch or cut and small sample storage of plant tissue and delivery for laboratory analysis.

-Maintenance and sample identity for thousands of samples while maintaining proper storage conditions.

-Size small corn embryos within seeds, determine appropriate size embryos for lab needs, package sized ears for delivery, and deliver of material to labs.

-Evaluate size range of corn embryo material and decide appropriate distribution of ears based on variable lab requirements.

-Note unusual or abnormal plant growth characteristics and report to Growers for troubleshooting.

Desired Skills

  • BS, Plant related, Biology or Entomology related is strongly preferred

  • Ability to work in greenhouse conditions (hot and humid)

To learn more about KellyOCG and our Managed Solutions expertise, visit us at /Solutions/Business-and-Professional Services.

Important information: This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Why Kelly ® ?

The Managed Solutions practice within Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG ® ) is one focus within the full array of Kelly Services® workforce solutions.

Kelly Services has transformed from the staffing industry pioneer to a leading workforce solutions provider. KellyOCG is the distinguished outsourcing and consulting segment of Kelly Services, known for applying a forward-looking approach that enables companies to make strategic workforce planning decisions that impact their business and competitive advantage.

The Managed Solutions practice area of KellyOCG is dedicated to partnering with clients to architect and implement solutions that put them in a position to meet their operational obligation to their organization and freedom to focus on their more strategic business needs.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook ( , LinkedIn ( and Twitter ( .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (