Valent U.S.A. Corporation Job Opportunity RESEARCH INTERN (Temporary Assignment) Job #: 2017-9929
Valent U.S.A Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, engages in the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for our customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America, Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.
The corporate motto, ?Products That Work, From People Who Care , describes the company's business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges.
Our vision is to be the best company delivering integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to our customers.
Valent is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource. We are currently searching for an intern to work on a temporary assignment with our research team in Seymour, IL.
Description of Job:
? Work with Valent R&D and FMD personnel to execute field research and demonstration trials. ? Evaluate crop conditions and take detailed notes of conditions throughout the growing season in an unbiased, scientific manner. ? Write and submit field reports with data collection and key findings. ? Assist with field days. ? Assist Research Station personnel with day-to-day operations. Assignment Dates (approximate):
May ? August, 2017 (dates may be reduced or extended based on work load)
Skills: Excellent initiative, communication, interpersonal, and persuasion skills. Strong time management and organizational skills. Computer skills and experience, including Microsoft Office and web-based programs.
Knowledgeable about row crops and crop protection products.
Common agricultural practices, including weed, disease and insect identification in row crops.
Undergraduate student or BA/BS in agricultural related science or equivalent.
Valid driver?s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle report required. May be required to work weekends and long days during peak research period. Able to lift or move 50-75 lbs. Will work outside around pesticides in agricultural crop fields; may be exposed to extremes in temperature, humidity, or wetness. Will follow all Valent and government safety requirements.
May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
m (Equal Opportunity Employer / E-Verify Employer)
Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Sumitomo Chemical Company, a 20 billion dollar business, includes over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates operating in six business sectors – basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals – and supplies a broad range of products for global markets. Sumitomo Chemical was thus founded as a company that sought to solve environmental problems while at the same time aiming to contribute to the development of agriculture.
Sumitomo Chemical Company conducts research & development to invent new chemistry in agricultural chemicals and new applications of existing chemicals and functional fertilizers in order to provide productive and environmentally friendly crop protection agents and labor-reducing farm technologies.