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Parent Seed Production Intern - Woodland, CA

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Job Title: Parent Seed Production Intern - Woodland, CA
Location: Woodland, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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:

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 youll get:

  • Competitive wages

  • Ongoing career development resources

  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects

  • Meaningful projects that solve problems

May 2021-August 2021

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Woodland, California production site

  • Participate in accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, pollination dates, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds

  • Perform activities related to planting, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, safety, training, harvesting, and reporting at the site

  • Perform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings to the field production team in Woodland, California

  • Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture

  • Actively support an image that reflects the highest regard for cleanliness and organization

  • Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs


Education & Experience:

  • 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 another closely related field is preferred

  • Bilingual English and Spanish would be ideal 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

  • An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision

  • The ability to communicate information written and spoken is highly desired in this position

  • 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

  • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

  • 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.

  • Ability to perform basic math functions
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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Post Date: 09/02/20
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