DuPont Field Operations Summer Student Assistant in New Madrid, Missouri
Field Operations Summer Student Assistant (Job Number: 018128W-01)
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 role 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 Technician 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
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.
Previous work experience in production agriculture or relevant experience preferred. 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.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-New Madrid
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Temporary
Job Type: Internship
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