DuPont Research Assistant - Field Projects in Waimea, Hawaii

Research Assistant - Field Projects (Job Number: 194726W-01)

Description

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for multiple Research Assistants – Field Projects join our team at our Waimea, HI research station. At this site, we work hard together and have a safe, supportive environment where people really care about each other. This is not just a place where people come to work, it’s somewhere you know you will find friends and people looking out for you. Come join our Ohana!

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

While supporting Field Projects, our Research Assistants execute on field, shadehouse, and seed-handling operations to meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for project deliverables. Research Assistants must be comfortable using computers and mobile devices, and be interested in working both indoors and in the field. Our Research Assistants must also be comfortable using computers and mobile devices. Most importantly, our ideal candidates need a collaborative attitude, good communication and critical thinking skills, and a commitment to quality.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform all tasks associated with the year-round production ofhigh quality seed in sufficient quantities, which mayinclude:

  • Planting, transplanting, irrigating, scouting for insects anddiseases, complex pollinating, harvesting, drying, shelling, filling seedpackets, and processing seed.

  • Observing agronomic condition of plants, interpreting andreporting any abnormalities.

  • Taking notes and collecting data.

  • Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficientmanner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, companypolicies, and regulations.

  • Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisorsabout workflow and experiment status, especially when there are questions orproblems.

  • Complete routine and moderately complex duties withoutinstruction in a timely manner and apply judgment to resolve any roadblocks tocompletion.

  • Help produce and use maps, labels, envelopes, row tags, sampletags and selection tags for plants.

  • Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficientmanner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, companypolicies, and regulations.

  • Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisorsabout workflow and experiment status, especially when there are questions orproblems.

  • Participate in protocol development and process improvementprograms (safety, efficiency, effectiveness).

  • Support all Waimea Research Center-wide goals andinitiatives. Interact and assist other projects at the location asneeded.

  • Promote positive work attitudes and harmoniousrelations.

For full consideration, please ensure you upload your most recent resume with your application.

Qualifications

The following are required:

  • High School Diploma orGED

  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors andindoors in hot, cold, dry, and wet environmentalconditions

  • Ability and willingness to lift up to 50 lbs.with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime,weekends, and holidays as needed

  • Basic mathematical skills andexperience

  • Ability to use computers, iPads, and mobiledevices

  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Officeprograms

The following are preferred:

  • Associates Degree in Agriculture or relatedfield

  • Agriculture experience

  • Valid driver’s license

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-Hawaii-Waimea

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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