Seed Packaging Quality Intern

Syngenta Group
Nevada, IA 50201
United States
Job Description

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.

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 Description

The Seed Packaging Quality Intern will be instrumental to our improvments in packaging our Yield Trial seeds. This role will collect data, analyze processes, and make recommendations to our workflows for peak efficiencies.


  • Data collection in Soybean packaging for metric development
  • Observe and collect data in key areas of the facility that are currently missing data.
  • Development of an efficient method for collecting data on live product from the machines
  • Utilize the data collected to optimize the work areas
  • Investigate production problems as they arise to help develop the solutions
  • Training document reviews for effectiveness

Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented, and drive attention to accuracy



  • Current student studying industrial engineering or manufacturing engineering or related field
  • Must be a current student continuing education upon completion of internship term 

Knowledge, experience & capabilities

  • Experience working with cross-functional interdisciplinary teams
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s history
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and lean manufacturing processes

Critical knowledge

  • Familiarity with MS Office, especially Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint and other standard software
  • Ability to learn and utilize proprietary IT systems
  • Experience with Power BI and/or SmartSheets is a plus

Critical experience

  • Competence with standard seed processing equipment (shellers, threshers, color sorters, treaters, etc.)
  • Knowledge of best practices in warehouse/manufacturing environments
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification
  • History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Ability and motivation to learn new technologies
  • Role model Syngenta’s commitment to safety, sustainability and product stewardship
  • Excellent organizational skills

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

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