Research Assistant – Irrigation

Job Listing No: 9740000

Research Assistant – Irrigation

DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our Waimea Research Center. The Research Assistant will be responsible for irrigation and fertilization activities, executing the irrigation schedule, data collection, assembling irrigation system, providing additional assistance to priority plots, and fertigation application. The Research Assistant must be proficient in the Pioneer farm irrigation systems and be able to make necessary repairs. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for scout fields for nutritional deficiencies and take detailed notes and data. The Research Assistant will serve as a backup for IPM, land planning and netting area. Come grow your career with DuPont Pioneer!
 
Key Duties/Responsibilities:
The Research Assistant will be responsibility for executing irrigation activities including but not limited to: irrigation system assembling, irrigating according to schedule and fertigation, keep track of irrigation schedule, valves and pipes repair and maintenance.
 
Identification and monitoring fields
for drought stress symptoms and nutritional deficiencies.Maintain cleanliness of fields and
keep free of weeds the risers and areas close to irrigation equipmentManage irrigation system installed at
Pioneer farm facilitiesRecord notes and data and enter data
into the agronomy database.Participate in process improvement
projects and initiatives.Develop, update, and follow written
instructions and protocols.Repair and maintenance of irrigation
systems and equipment.Timely reporting of needed equipment
repairs and maintenance.Maintain clean and organized
irrigation part supplies and fertilization storage areas.Monitor and maintain fertilization
tanks in optimum conditions.Coordinate irrigation execution with
cultivation, sampling, etc. to prevent interferences with other
operations.Monitor, maintain and execute
decisions on closing valves while complying with the irrigation schedule.May support other agronomy areas such
as field scouting, planting and IPM, planting and cultivating,Perform activities necessary for
producing crops including: land preparation, maintenance of agricultural
machinery.May provide training and limited
supervision of employees and seasonal temporary labor.Participate in team meetings.Adhere to all location and company
policies and procedures.Other duties as assigned.Job and position descriptions may
change at any time Qualifications:The following are required:
High School Diploma or GED1 to 2 years of related experience in Agriculture or
OperationsBasic Math skills.Time management skills to handle multiple tasks and
priorities.Strong organizational skills and strong work habits to
encourage and facilitate accuracy and quality results.Ability to plan ahead, anticipate needs and events, and
coordinate multiple activities occurring concurrently and
simultaneously. Takes initiative and ability to work on own with minimal
direction. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability
to carry out tasks in the absence of supervision. Ability to communicate,
read, and interpret instructions in English and carry out tasks in the
absence of supervision.Proficient in the use of computers with basic knowledge
of Microsoft Office software.  Excellent oral and written
communication skills. Proficient in the use of tablets.Ability to work with others in a team setting and of
diverse cultural backgrounds and languages.Tolerance and ability to work in an outdoor tropical
agriculture setting in various field conditions.Heavy equipment operating experience.Valid driver???s license is required.Class 4 driver license or the ability to obtain one in 6
months is required.Flexibility to work weekends and/or holidays during
seasonal peaks.Occasionally required to lift 20 to 40 lbs.
 
The following are preferred:
CDL is desirablePrevious experience/knowledge of maintenance of
irrigation system

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