Vegetable Seeds Production Intern


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Job Title: Vegetable Seeds Production Intern
Location: Woodland, CA, CA, West United States, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

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 Vegetable 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 meaningful, innovative projects that solve problems 
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 

Estimated Duration: May 2024-August 2024 
Salary Range: $18.00 - $30.00 per hour

You will: 

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

Qualifications

 

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor's or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Agronomy, Plant Science, Ag Business, or another closely related major is preferred) 

What you might also contribute to the team: 

  • Prefer a student with a Sophomore or Junior class standing 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) would be ideal but not required  
  • Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers in field production management 
  • Self-motivated, need 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, Microsoft PowerPoint, 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 

Additional Information

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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Company Description

Syngenta Seeds is one of the world's largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs. Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.

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Job Post Date: 09/08/23
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