Assistant Plant Scientist 1- Assistant Grower

Company Name:
Yoh RPO supporting Syngenta
Assistant Plant Scientist 1-Assistant Grower Job
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Location: Gilroy, CA, US
Division: Lawn & Garden
Function: R& D Lawn & Garden
City: Gilroy
State/Province: California CA
Country: United States US
Position Title: Assistant Plant Scientist 1-Assistant Grower
Job ID: 4870
Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. Our work matters.
There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!
Role purpose :
- Assists Head Grower in supervision and scheduling of Range Growers tasks
- Helps plan and implement crop specific culture programs for all crops
- Works closely with Head Grower, Breeders and Range Growers to keep crop culture on track
- Assists with monitoring greenhouse environments and disease and insects
- Provides hands on training to greenhouse staff as directed by Head Grower
- Assist Head Grower with keeping proper chemical use records as required by federal and state law as well as by HSE
Accountabilities: :
- Ensure HSE safety standards are met and proper safety trainings are conducted
- Maintain proper training records for Growing Staff and Chemical Applicators
- Provide feedback to Head Grower on execution of culture and record keeping by Range Growers
- Ensure adequate inventories are maintained and assist Head Grower with procurement of quotes for supplies ordering
- Assure Sales and Marketing the proper crop schedules are being met for show plants
- Ensure proper crop culture is being carried out and maintain actual crop culture records
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
- B.S. in Horticulture, Agriculture or related field
Critical experience :
- Basic computer skills, MS Office
- Basic Math skills
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities :
- Good time management skills
- Attention to details
- Project Planning skills
- Good Communication skills and Spanish is a benefit
- Sharp critical thinking and reasoning skills to understand and solve problems as they related to the job
- Ability to influence and gain trust and support
- Ability to quickly learn and apply new skills
- Ability to remain diplomatic amidst diverse and sometimes conflicting sets of needs
- Ability to work well under pressure
Critical leadership capabilities :
- Develops people, organization and self
- Collaborates across boundaries
- Manages performance
- Communicates with impact
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS :
- Proper record keeping in regards to HSE, trainings, chemical applications, inventories
- Keeping crop schedules on track and formal communication with Breeders, Head Grower, Space Planner and Sales and Marketing when there are deviations
- Keeping Range Growers on track with crop culture, records and noted deviations communicated to Head Grower
- Must quickly become familiar with crops, crop culture, work environment and expectations of Head Grower
- Needs to understand expectations from various teams involved: Breeders, Pathology, Tissue Culture and Sales and Marketing
- Must quickly understand HSE and related expectations and reporting system
Additional Information:
- Must be able to work on feet for long periods of time
- Comfortable to with open office environment
- Ability to work with team and across various teams
- Must be willing to work around and apply (spray and drench) chemicals (fungicides, pesticides, etc.)
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
EEO Statement
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
Job Segment: Pathology, Chemistry, Medical, Horticulture, Agricultural, Healthcare, Science, Agriculture

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