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Field Testing Agronomist

**Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.**

**Field Testing Agronomist**

**YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES**

The primary responsibilities of this role, Field Testing Agronomist, are to:

+ Ensure safe and efficient operation of the research program with respect to budgetary guidelines and expectations;

+ Support the site ESH program as it applies to North American Field Testing and Operations Selection, preparation and maintenance of multiple field-testing sites;

+ Require safe driving including frequent trailer use hauling loads in excess of 10,000 lbs pre-trip inspections and use of logbooks;

+ Play a vital role is trial preparation including seed processing, packaging, shipping, protocol review, trial placement and mapping/field design;

+ Maintain field trial sites as weed, insect and disease free;

+ Have confident ability in identifying key weeds, insect and disease problems is critical, as is timely and accurate implementation of control measures;

+ Collect notes on various agronomic traits, with the use of handheld electronic equipment and Bayer proprietary software, (e.g. emergence uniformity, flowering date, lodging, height, maturity, shattering resistance) in a timely manner throughout the growing season;

+ Harvest plots and collect samples for quality and statistical analysis;

+ Ensure harvest data is evaluated and relinquished in accordance with crop advancement deadlines to aid in product advancement decisions;

+ Develop, maintain and implement the use of controlled standard operating procedure (SOP) documents, QMS procedures and investigative protocols;

+ Comply with all Bayer regulatory compliance guidelines for Confined Release and Stewarded Trial material;

+ Collaborate with other Agronomic Research Specialists, Site Leads, and Principal Investigators is expected in order to facilitate efficient trial planning and placement, sharing of ideas and techniques and quick response to issues that may arise (e.g. weather or pests affecting trials);

+ Work closely with Plant Breeders, Principal Investigators and Agronomic Research Specialists to fully understand the multiple stages of crop development and the importance of each step involved and share experiences cross-functionally as needed;

+ Ensure field selection, cooperator relations, be capable of learning research equipment operations and basic maintenance (all types), field maintenance plus data collection, basic agronomic knowledge/crop management, technically savvy, adhere to compliance/safety policies, utilization of IT tools, time management, prioritization skills, self-motivated, good decision making abilities;

+ Be accountable for business unit or project results through leadership and coordination across site strategy, prioritize and monitor projects to ensure completion within deadlines and budgets;

+ Build partnerships and share technical knowledge across sites, involved in industry working groups.

**WHO YOU ARE**

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of relevant experience or master’s degree with at least two years of relevant experience or Ph.D.

+ Valid driver’s license;

+ Ability to lift up to 60 lbs;

+ Ability to obtain pesticide applicator license (Hazelwood);

+ Ability to work extended hours during peak operational seasons;

+ CDL license or ability to obtain (in some locations).

+ Position requires driving for the company that will fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction and will require a CDL. This may entail the hauling of trailers, product, supplies or equipment in a safe manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Ability to obtain UAV license (desired) for operating drones;

+ Ability to obtain pesticide applicator license (all sites).

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**YOUR APPLICATION**

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

**Location:** United States : Indiana : Fort Wayne || United States : Ohio : Residence Based || United States : Ohio : Toledo

**Division:** Crop Science

**Reference Code:** 253621

**Contact Us**

+022-25311234