Research Technician

Job Listing No: 9740000

Research Technician

Valent U.S.A. Corporation Job Opportunity RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (JOB # 2016-9283)
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 a Research Technician to work with our Technology Team in Seymour, Illinois.
Description of Job:
Assist research specialists in different aspects of conducting agricultural and greenhouse field trials.
Work duties include but are not limited to:
measuring and staking out plots, calibrating and applying pesticides, harvesting, plant mapping, data collection, crop planting, transplanting, cultivation, irrigation, applying fertilizer and maintenance pesticides, keeping accurate records of field trials conducted, conducting safety inspections, supporting
quality assurance programs, and practicing safe driving and work habits. Following established SOPs for safe handling of chemicals and safe operation of research equipment.
Responsibilities also include maintaining equipment records, developing budgets, and providing on-station needs such as ordering materials and supplies as well as providing work direction to contract workers.
This individual will work in close association with Research Specialists for the initiation, maintenance, and completion of field research experiments conducted at MWARC in Seymour, IL.
Skills:
Able to work in team environment. Able to operate heavy farm equipment and handle pesticides utilizing proper safety clothing and equipment. Basic computer skills. Able to complete majority of assignments unsupervised.
Experience:
Some experience at a research facility preferred. Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) experience is a bonus but not required. Experience using GPS guided equipment is a bonus but not required.
Education:
Bachelor of Science degree preferred.
Other:
Overtime hours are common in summer months.
(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.
www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/ir/index.html.

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