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Seed Production Intern

Seed Production Intern- Grundy Center, Iowa
About Syngenta
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About this Job:
The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to the seed production operation, gaining experience by taking responsibility for selected field production operations in support of the production of a reliable supply of high quality seed. The intern will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs.
As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you?ll get:
Competitive wages
Ongoing career development resources
The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
Meaningful projects that solve problems
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Grundy County Iowa production area
Participate in accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds
Perform activities related to planting, mapping, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, detasseling, safety, training, and reporting at the site.
Perform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings to the local leadership team
Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs
Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent
Student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Major in Agronomy, Ag Business or Ag Studies is preferred)
Fluent in English
Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions including seasonally hot or cold temperatures and in climate weather
Prior experience relating to agronomy is preferred but not required
Prior experience relating to Seed Production is strongly preferred but not required
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasks and in field production management with farmer growers
An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Good writing and math skills
Trusted - Will need to make good sound judgment calls in regards to seed quality management that will be for the best interest of the company
Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies
Detail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed. Data entry into data management systems must be accurate due to decisions being made by other departments based on the information given
Work Level: XZ
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Syngenta Contact Information:
If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at sta_support.northamerica@syngenta.com
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Title: Seed Production Intern
Location: Iowa-Lone Tree
Requisition ID: 18003369

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