Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. We are currently seeking an Irrigation Research Associate for the Seed Team in Salinas, Puerto Rico. As an Irrigation Research Associate, you will spend a large amount of your time in the field to identify and take actions of any potential problem with crop nutrition and irrigation that may jeopardize the viability of the crops.
You will enhance the prosperity of farmers by:
coordinating and supervising of agronomical activities with special emphasis on irrigation and crop nutrition, record keeping, and reporting
overseeing the supervision and training of seasonal employees on the irritation area.
Assist and supervise all activities related to irrigation and crop nutrition.
Assure success of irrigation and crop nutrition program with effectiveness in use of technique as well as equipment’s.
Lookout the quality, quantity, and efficiency of the temporary employees’ performance under your supervision.
Collaborate with Agronomy team in other tasks or cross training activities such as but not limit to Land preparation, planting, IPM and equipment maintenance when necessary.
Be able to assist in Crops and Site activities according with company needs.
Demonstrate innovation by staying aware of emerging trends and recommending new processes, products, or techniques that will increase plant health, efficiencies or improve skills.
A High school diploma or equivalent and/or relevant experience.
+5 years of experience on agronomy role leading irrigation teams and preferably seed production operations experience
Ability to lead and influence key stakeholders through challenges and opportunities; facilitates solutions
Results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously
Excellent communication skills to onboard, motivate and engage others at all levels of the organization.
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 Paid Holidays
Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
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.