SYNGENTA CORP Seed Production Intern in Danvers, Minnesota

Seed Production Intern (18002185) Seed Production Intern- Danvers, MN About Syngenta 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. 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 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 Danvers, MN 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 Danvers, MN 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 Interacting with our growers in the seed production activities Qualifications Qualifications: 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, Ag Economics, or another closely related field is preferred) Experience working in the ag industry is preferred Fluent in English All applicants must be eligible to work in the US Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities: 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 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. Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word Ability to perform basic math functions Work Level: XZ Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) (http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm) Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm) 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,