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Seeds Production Intern - Woodland, CA

Requisition Number: 18010831
Seeds Production Intern - Woodland, CA

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 wages
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems
May 2020-August 2020 *Start dates vary per position and can be flexible.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • 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 Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline (Major in Agronomy, Ag Business, or another closely related field is preferred)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) would be ideal but not required
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
  • 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 proficiency 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

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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