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Field Agronomist

Topeka, KS
Company: SynTech Research
Job Title: Field Agronomist
Classification: Full-time; Exempt
Location: 17915 E. Annadale, Sanger, CA 93657
Reports to: Station Manager
Work Schedule: Schedule is determined based on business needs which may include weekends and/or holidays.

To provide competitive, independent, investigative research and product development in: crop production; crop protection; food quality; environmental preservation, product stewardship, genetics and seeds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for field trial fertility, irrigation, pest and weed control
  • Responsible for field personnel training
  • Responsible for all aspects of field management and documentation
  • Assists with R&D field trial implementation and execution
  • Manage contractors
  • Oversee all field machine maintenance
  • Performs necessary maintenance & calibration on assigned machines
  • Promote the SynTech Research Safety program
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree in Ag Sciences or Agronomy
  • Five (5) years' experience in research preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and detail orientated
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent observation and troubleshooting ability
  • Record keeping and organizational skills
  • Ability to concurrently work on multiple tasks
  • Possesses good problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Required competencies:
    • Mission and Values Driven – Clearly understand the mission and values of SynTech Research to ensure all work performance aligns to the mission and values. All employees are expected to promote a “CAN DO” attitude and demonstrate a willingness to work in a professional and collaborative manner. Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement.
    • Integrity, Ethics, and Collaboration – Treat people with respect and individuality; do what you say; be fair and equitable in all interactions; be a good steward of company resources; and work effectively with others.
    • Safety – Put safety first by anticipating and performing actions necessary to avoid hazardous work-related conditions which could result in injury, harm, or loss.
    • Communication – Give and welcome feedback; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; contribute to holding each other accountable and build a positive team spirit. Write clearly and informatively; edit work to high standards of written presentation.
    • Adaptability, Flexibility, and Critical Thinking – Effectively manage competing demands and able to change course when new information becomes available. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; and develop alternative solutions.
    • Attention to Detail and Timely Follow-up – Demonstrate thoroughness and accuracy in work activities through concern for all areas involved. Plan and prioritize work activities, use time efficiently to meet deadlines and provide timely follow-up for all issues.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to work required hours
  • Ability to lift 60 lbs
  • Able to walk fields, up to 5 miles a day
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must have valid driver's license and meet MVR Requirements
Please direct your interest in this position, with a current resume / CV to: Mariana Krugner, Station Manager – Sanger, California mkrugner@syntechresearch.com

SynTech Research is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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