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Field Production Intern- Seeded Vegetables- Pasco, WA

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 you’ll get:
 
  • Competitive wages
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems
 
Duration:
 
May 2020-August 2020 *Start dates vary per position and can be flexible.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
 
  • Perform fieldwork including planting, staking, rouging, detasseling activities, labor crew management, data acquisition and seed harvest
  • Scouting Seed fields for pests
  • Interacting with growers
  • Manage data from experiments which includes acquisition, analysis support
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
 Education & Experience:
 
  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Business, or another closely related field of study
  • Prior farming and or seed production experience preferred
  • Desire to learn and drive excellence in seed quality and performance
  • Must have a valid Driver's License
  • Proficient in English
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
 
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
 
  • Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desired
  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
  • Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to work long hours (7 days per week), and work in outside environment
  • Knowledge of plant physiology
  • Knowledge of seed biology