DuPont Agronomist in Plainview, Texas

Agronomist (Job Number: 193082W-01)

Description

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has a development opportunity for a Production Agronomist to support our Sorghum operations. Gain exposure and knowledge on our business while utilizing your strong communication skills to work with growers, breeders, and workers. We offer excellent benefits including a very strong 401K matching plan, health insurance, 15 days of PTO, variable bonus program and many more benefits for you and your family!

In this role you will serve as a primary field contact for sorghum seed production which includes: grower management and support (acreage planning, quality control, etc.), coordinating integrated pest management program, and planting, isolation, roguing, and harvesting operations in your assigned area. Utilize your leadership skills by supervising temporary and seasonal workers to address peak workloads. Coordinate an Integrated Pest Management program including managing area supervisors, and developing a cost effective, environmentally sound method of enhancing yields. Gather management information for specific inbreds, including flowering and agronomic characteristics. We are seeking an educated candidate who has knowledge of current agronomic practices and government agricultural programs to implement and maintain quality standards.

This position can be located in either Las Cruces, New Mexico where the majority of the fields are located or at our plant site in Plainview, TX. Come make a difference. Come grow your career with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide proposals for the development of the plant location business plan.

  • Implement plan in areas assigned by the Field Operations Manager or Production Location Manager.

  • Responsible for monitoring plant expenditures as assigned.

  • Work with Labor Coordinator to hire and supervise temporary labor force.

  • Maintain grower evaluation program which effectively and fairly measures grower productivity.

  • Add and drop growers based on grower evaluation. Assign hybrids.

  • Champion multiple safety programs and strongly support the growth and maintenance of Pioneer’s safety efforts.

  • Implement and maintain quality standards.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer

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Successful candidate will need to be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Qualifications

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Agronomy or Ag field)

  • Ag related experience/background

  • Driver’s License and good driving record

  • Knowledge of field equipment

  • Good verbal communication skills – ability to work with diverse groups of people

  • Microsoft Office Experience

  • Willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse - hot, cold, dust, etc.)

  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs.

The following are preferred:

  • Experience working with seed growers

  • CCA

  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations

  • Leadership/supervisory experience

  • Sorghum experience/knowledge

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Plainview

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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