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Seeds Operations Intern - Slater, IA

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Job Title: Seeds Operations Intern - Slater, IA
Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Operations
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
The purpose of this role is to introduce the intern to Trialing and Seed Production Operations. Gain experience by taking responsibility of selected field production operations in support of producing a supply of high quality seed and data. The intern will take on several roles based upon seed production practices and yield trial data.


May 2021-August 2021

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functioning as an integral member of a team responsible for producing, packaging, and organizing physical seed. While also supporting planting, notetaking, harvesting of Yield Trials and seed production breeding nurseries

  • Provide the intern the opportunity of being exposed to Operation and Trialing activities, allowing them to apply academic background and assist in the department activities from nursery trial design, preparation, maintenance, harvesting, lab tasks, and data analysis

  • Supporting efforts to maintain integrity of seed inventory, packaging, field layout, pollinating and data collection

  • Perform hand pollinations and aid in supervising seasonal labor during pollination

  • Performing phenotypic evaluations prior to, during and after pollination

  • Effectively communicating regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities

  • Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses


Education & Experience:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Must be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Ag Business, or another closely related agricultural field of study. Sophomores and Juniors preferred.

  • Understand and use of modern agronomic practices

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in field or greenhouse

  • Capable of lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of the growing season

  • Ability to use MS Office, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and other standard office software

  • Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies

  • Communication-The ability to communicate information well both written and spoken is highly desired

  • Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
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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