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Location: - (Carroll, Iowa, Mid-West United States, USA)
Open Til: 11-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Division: Production & Supply
Function: Corn & Soybean Production
State/Province: Iowa [IA]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Agronomist
Job ID: 2838
Responsible for managing assigned process of soybean parent seed and commercial production for the production facility to ensure a high quality, reliable supply of low cost of goods produced. Foster an operational culture founded on HSE and process improvement.
Accountabilities: Develop programs regarding agronomic issues in corn and/or soybean fields including fertility, weed and insect programs. Manage cost of these activities, evaluate results for process improvements. Make pesticide and fertility recommendation to optimize yield and COGP.
Directs Conditioning activities in conjunction with conditioning leader. Maintains reports, records, identifies historical benchmarks to establish goals.
Plan and communicate acreage selection to growers. Develop and maintain a grower evaluation system to increase yield.
Inventory management of the bulk storage inventory during harvest, along with entry, tracking and transfers of inventory.
General administrative management duties including signing grower contracts, collecting and preparing data for reports, management meetings, contacting applicators and chemical companies. Coordinates with Plant Management Team to set schedules and determine workforce needs.
Work with Plant Management Team on training and maintaining a safe work environment in accordance with HSE policies.
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience: BS degree in Agriculture or related field
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) certification
Critical knowledge: :
Knowledge of general industry procedures, practices, and terminology.
0 to 3 years of experience in Agriculture or related field or equivalent work experience and knowledge are required
Training in crop scouting is preferred
Critical technical, professional & personal capabilities:
Excellent communication skills
PC and business software skills
Strong agronomic and pest management skills
Ability to adapt to changing environmental/situational needs.
Ability to make timely, effective decisions.
Ability to remain flexible and responsive when faced with multiple urgent requests.
Critical leadership Capabilities:
Sets Direction Creates Edge Drives Results
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: Meet crop plan targets while maintaining high quality production.
Achieve annual COGP and HSE targets
Travel Requirements and Other information:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weather
Position requires working 7 days a week during critical time of year.
Position requires travel by car/pickup during certain periods of year.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Position requires being able to walk seed production fields in any weather.
Position requires be able to work in dusty and hot conditions.
Office environment a portion of the year. OTHER
A minimum of 2 years in current position is required (requirement for internal applicants only)
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.