SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC Agronomy Seed Production Intern in SLATER, Iowa

Agronomy Seed Production Intern (18000844)Agronomy Seed Production Intern- Slater, IowaAbout SyngentaSyngenta 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 wagesOngoing career development resourcesThe opportunity to work on cutting-edge projectsMeaningful projects that solve problemsEstimated Duration:May 2019- August 2019Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed at the Slater, Iowa production siteParticipate 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 thresholdsPerform activities related to planting, scouting, weed and insect management, rouging, detasseling, safety, training, and reporting at the sitePerform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings at Intern Poster Show in AugustPerform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needsQualificationsQualifications:Requires a High School Diploma or equivalentStudent must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Major in Agronomy, Ag Business or Mechanized Systems is preferred)Fluent in EnglishAll applicants must be eligible to work in the USAdditional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:Excellent communication skills to work well with co-workers on plant tasksGood writing and math skillsAn independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervisionThe ability to communicate information (written and spoken) is highly desired in this positionTrusted - Will need to make good sound judgment calls in regards to seed quality management that will be for the best interest of the companyExcellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft WordInnovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficienciesDetail/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 givenAbility to perform basic math functionsWork Level: XZSyngenta Contact Information:If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk atFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)( Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)( Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)( 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.