San Juan Batista, California, United States (Fulltime)
Enza Zaden in San Juan Bautista, California is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.
As a Jr. Agronomist for Enza Zaden you will ensure commercial crop quality results to facilitate Breeders plant selections at our Research and Development (R&D) station. You oversee workers that will help care for the crops for the benefit of breeding programs. You will be accountable for cultivation of given crops all over the site (including climate control, crop protection, nutrition, irrigation, pest control and equipment maintenance). and documentation of incidents and procedures related to crop management. You will be supporting the growing of small scale trials, and seed productions for multiple crops, including 60 acres of conventional and organic open field crops and 25 research, nursery, and pathology greenhouses. You will help ensure all tasks within the crop trials are executed in such a way that it's aligned with the crop and financial/budget objectives. You are also responsible for local legal requirements, such as safety, inspections, and accident reporting.
You will support the R&D team dynamics at the station, ensuring the culture of the local station is in line with Enza Zaden's values and principles.
You are a dynamic person who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities, and has a creative, analytical, and systematic method of working. You are a natural communicator and connector. You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures. You have a strong agriculture background, and have developed skills in planning, organization, and management. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in cross-functional teams.
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