Syngenta Corn Seeds Development Operations Co-Op- Corn Nursery in Aurora, South Dakota

Corn Seeds Development Operations Co-Op- Corn Nursery- Aurora, SD

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:

We are in need of a Corn Seeds Development Operations Co-Op to support and carry out trialing activities in supporting transparency of equipment capacity for the Aurora Trialing Nursery Operations team. This technician will assist local Research Associate 3 in Inventory and Nursery operations. Specific areas for support will include organizing physical inventory, inventory of lines and breeder seed, working with incoming and outgoing seed shipments and seed requests.


January 2019-May 2019

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain physical seed inventory and inventory database

  • Perform duties related to seed requests and shipments incoming and outgoing.

  • Perform seed lab work including trial setup, planting preparation, seed cleaning, seed treating and labeling

  • Assist with communicating with other trialing stations to establish local protocols, workflow documentation related to nursery operations.

  • Assist with establishing nursery operation standards according to global nursery protocols

  • Assist with nursery trial tracking through all steps including packeting, planting, and harvest

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must be pursuing or already have a Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Science, Ag Systems Technology, Precision Ag, or another closely related agricultural field of study

  • Must have a valid Driver's License

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US

    Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desired

  • Detail/Accuracy Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed

  • Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision

  • Previous internship and/or co-op experience related to Agriculture is preferred but not required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams)

  • Knowledge of agricultural equipment

  • Knowledge of precision agriculture technology

  • Knowledge field research techniques and technology

    Work Level: XZ

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.

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Title: Corn Seeds Development Operations Co-Op- Corn Nursery

Location: South Dakota-Aurora

Requisition ID: 18004599