Vegetable Seeds Production Intern

Syngenta Group
Pasco, WA 99301
United States
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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.

Job Description

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Production team is currently seeking a Field Production Intern in Pasco, WA.

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 (hourly rate $18 - $30 per hour) 
  • Ongoing career development resources   
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful, innovative projects that solve problems 
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs 

Estimated Duration: May 2024-August 2024 

You will: 

  • Perform fieldwork including planting, rouging, labor crew management, data acquisition and seed harvest 
  • Scout Seed fields for pests  
  • Interact with growers 
  • Receive exposure to plant operations including harvest receiving, conditioning and packaging  
  • Receive exposure to seed production practices in sweet corn, garden beans, and/or sugar snap peas 
  • Manage data from experiments which includes acquisition, analysis support 
  • Perform other duties as assigned (which could include production research) 

Qualifications

  • A High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Business, or another closely related field of study 
  • Desire to learn and drive excellence in seed quality and performance 
  • A valid Driver's License 
  • Proficiency in English 

What you might also contribute to the team: 

  • Prior farming and or seed production experience preferred  
  • 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 
  • Leadership- The ability to motivate and inspire others to perform 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Ability to work long hours (7 days per week), and work in an outside environment 
  • Knowledge of plant physiology 
  • Knowledge of seed biology 

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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