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Research Assistant

Company: Corteva, Inc.
Location: Waimea
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity to join our Population Development team in Waimea, Hawaii, in the Trait Integration group as a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant performs day to day tasks in field, shadehouse, and seed-handling operations to meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for maize seed delivery. Candidates must be comfortable using computers and mobile devices as well as interested in working both indoors and in the field. Most importantly, they need to have a collaborative attitude, good communication and critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality. This role may include supervising contingent workers and serving as a crew lead.

Responsibilities

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you.

  • Perform all tasks associated with the year-round production of high-quality seed in sufficient quantities, including:
  • Planting, transplant, irrigate, scout for insects and diseases, complex pollination, harvest, and sort by phenotype
  • Observe condition of plants, interpreting and reporting any abnormalities
  • Take notes, collect and organize data
  • Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, company policies, and regulations
  • Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisors
  • Complete routine and moderately complex duties without instruction in a timely manner and apply judgment
  • Help produce and use maps, labels, envelopes, and tags
  • Participate in protocol development and process improvement programs (safety, efficiency, effectiveness)
  • Support all Center-wide goals and initiatives. Interact and assist other projects at the location as needed
  • Supervise contingent workers and serve as a crew lead for full-time staff
  • Promote positive work attitudes and harmonious relations
  • Willing and able to work at various locations on the westside of Kaua'i, on weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed

Qualifications

Requirements:

What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to do work independently and problem solve
  • Willing and able to occasionally lift, push, or carry up to 50 lbs of weight
  • Willing and able to complete repetitive motions with wrists and hands, stand, walk for prolonged periods, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch, with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary
  • Specific vision abilities: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Willing and able to work in warm and cold conditions and in variable environments
  • Ability to read and communicate in English and work in a team of diverse cultural backgrounds and languages
  • Basic mathematics

Preferred:

  • Agricultural or horticultural experience
  • Valid driver's license and ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to operate forklift

Benefits:

Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Keywords: Corteva, Inc., Maui , Research Assistant, Other , Waimea, Hawaii

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