Technology Development Assistant (4 or 8-month contract) - Rockwood, Ontario

Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce currently. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, we have established industry-leading products because we give people like you the freedom to make real decisions. We also have professional development programs and a history of building careers. After all, you’ll solve what could be mankind’s greatest challenge. Are you ready to start dreaming bigger?

Summer Student Positions
From your first day, you’ll be a contributing member of the team with meaningful responsibilities, which allows you to have a realistic look at a career with Monsanto. You’ll gain valuable experience and developmental feedback through paid, full-time positions. The program helps us assess your career potential as the majority of our ‘new graduate’ hiring comes from our past summer students. It’s a great way to get the inside track on how an industry leader like Monsanto works.

Monsanto Canada is seeking highly motivated Technology Development Assistants for the summer of 2018. The terms of these positions may vary slightly based on environmental conditions and availability of candidates. However, the terms will start in April or May and run for 4 or 8 months. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in agriculture to experience working with world class researchers, agronomists and plant breeders in a leading agricultural company.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planting, spraying, maintaining, evaluating, and harvesting of small plot agronomy, chemistry, and trait development research trials
  • Assist in the establishment and harvest of field scale research sites.
  • Accurately enter and manage research data
  • Maintain, transport and operate research equipment
  • Monitor compliance of corn and soybean research sites
  • Assist with tours at key demonstration sites

Qualifications

  • Current Agriculture Degree or Diploma student or recent graduate
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to accept responsibility
  • Farm background is an asset, including basic agronomic knowledge and mechanical skills
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