Enza Zaden in San Juan Bautista, California is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.
Do you have a passion for growing? If you do! This might be the role for you!
What are you going to do?
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 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.
In short, you:
- Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in horticulture, agronomy, or related area.
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience
- Must be able to operate and calibrate farm equipment, tractors, setup cultivators, irrigation systems and sprayers.
- Pesticide application license preferred or will need to obtain within 90 days of hire.
- Forklift certification preferred
- Works on Saturdays and holidays as necessary.
- Strong organizational and management skills.
- A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.
- Professional working proficiency in Spanish.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Capable of working in extreme temperature conditions in field or greenhouse
- The ability to lift up to 50lbs is required
Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.
For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.
The results? Strong, healthy, tasty, and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.
Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills with our Enza Academy.
Interested? Please submit your cover letter and resume via the following link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=8a0f6eaf-60e2-43e6-8812-d82a67f4e892&ccId=1143230467_3988&jobId=380079&source=CC2&lang=en_US
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