Field Operations Summer Student Assistant
The Field Operations Summer Student Assistant will assist the field team at a production site in the summer field activities to ensure production of high quality seed (soybeans, corn, and wheat). This internship is designed for college students between their Sophomore and Junior year of a 4 year degree Agronomy or Agriculture business university program.
Responsibilities will include scouting fields and Integrated Pest Management duties including but not limited to: supply research studies, economic injury threshold evaluation, weed and disease identification, and crop progress reporting. The Field Operations Summer Student Assistant will play an important role in raising a quality and high yielding seed crop. This role will be exposed to a number of duties performed by a DuPont Pioneer Production Agronomist in the day to day activities of seed production.Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be pursuing a 4 year degree in agronomy, agriculture business, agriculture studies, agricultural systems technology, or related field with a broad interest in the agriculture industry. Strong communication skills (oral and written), teamwork and leadership skills, strong computer and analytical skills are required. Potential candidates should possess: the ability to work effectively within a team environment; lead and influence teams/projects; and the ability work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. Willingness to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse) and possess strong safety habits.
Other requirements include: the ability to work in crop production fields, have limited exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, temperature variation; moderate lifting – 50-100 lbs, ability to work long days during peak seasons. Must also be willing to travel between production locations and company headquarters as needed.
DuPont Pioneer (www.pioneer.com/careers) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world???s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success???.