As a Technology Transfer Intern for PowerPollen®, the primary responsibility will be to assist in effectively managing field operations and relationships for key accounts. Support activities will include cultivating effective relationships with customers through efficient and timely operations in commercial fields. We are seeking highly innovative team members, that have a willingness to adapt to changing work conditions, have a strong aptitude for problem solving and are comfortable working independently or as a collaborator with high performance teams. Individuals should possess strong organizational skills and be self-motivated with a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the maintenance of trusted relationships with customers to better understand their needs and manage expectations.
  • Logistics planning and support in seed production opportunities.
  • Prepare mobile laboratories and machinery for in season efforts.
  • Performs pollen collection and application in commercial fields.
  • Field scouting for pollen shed and silk growth.
  • Sample collection and processing for pollination prediction.
  • Operate and maintain field machinery as necessary.
  • Keep a detailed record of activities and produce reports and data summaries.
  • Drive company owned and leased vehicles safely, potentially assigned to tow/haul.
  • Become familiar with and follow all safety and process protocols and encourage others to do the same.
  • Assist with training of short term seasonal workers.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years college level academics preferably agriculture, biology, or engineering related.
  • Familiarity with the seasonality of agriculture and commit to working the in-season time requirements including long days and weekends (typically July & August).
  • Capable and interested in working in fast-paced and diverse environments that includes warehouse, indoor lab conditions and outdoor agricultural field conditions including high heat & humidity, insect exposure, uneven terrains, narrow and sight limited workspaces all with active agricultural equipment in operation.
  • Willing to travel as needed (primarily Midwestern US).
  • Willingness to cross-train for other jobs within the organization as needed.
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to drive field / off-road vehicles for prolonged periods.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and protection of PowerPollen critical and proprietary assets including systems, equipment, and knowledge.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Prior farm, field or agricultural work a plus
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus but not required

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

PowerPollen® is an equal opportunity employer.

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