Syngenta Field Production Intern in Iowa

Syngenta 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.

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 Job Location: One position located in Grundy County, IA and one position location in Cedar County, IA

    Role Purpose:

    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. Position will take on several roles based upon field production practices, plant processing requirements and distribution needs. Perform a project to study a potential production improvement.

    Core to All Roles:

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

  • Perform other duties as required to meet field operation or plant needs

  • Actively support an image that reflects the highest regard for cleanliness and organization Field Operations:

  • Support Agronomists and Field Production Technicians in field related activities as directed

  • Perform a project to study a potential production improvement. Present findings at Intern Poster Show in August.

  • Pooling and distribution of parent seed to grower base

  • Planting of seed production fields and parent seed returns

  • Assist with field mapping and isolation documentation requirements

  • Accurate and timely crop scouting and data collection of emergence and vegetative growth stages, silk and pollen shed notes, stand counts, and IPM scouting thresholds

  • Coordination of field labor needs to ensure rouging and DE tasseling operations are completed to quality standards

  • Coordination of male row destruction and equipment operation

  • Accurate and timely SAP and Data collection entry during the field productions season

  • Ensure all clean-downs and changeovers are done correctly to eliminate any product mixture

    Critical knowledge:

    Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline. Ideal candidates will have crop production and/or Ag experience.

    Additional Information:

    All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Valid Driver’s License and acceptable moving violation record is required. This is either a 3 month or a 6 month internship. This is a field position and will require travel (valid driver’s license).

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    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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Job: *HR Gnrl Mgt & Other

Title: Field Production Intern

Location: Iowa

Requisition ID: 1703016