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Vegetable Seeds Production Intern

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Job Title: Vegetable Seeds Production Intern
Location: Woodland, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Production team is currently seeking a Seeds Production Intern in Woodland, CA. 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 

Duration: May 2022-August 2022 


    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 Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an applicable discipline Agronomy, Ag Business, or another closely related major is preferred  Bilingual English and Spanish would be ideal but not required  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 

Preferred Requirements: 

    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 

What We Offer:   A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs     About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.   

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: 08/21/21
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