Seeds Production Research Process Engineer Intern

Seeds Production Research Process Engineer Intern

Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Employment Type
Job Function
Production & Supply (P&S)
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Contract Type

About this Job:  

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Production Research team is currently seeking a Process Engineer Intern in Waterloo, NE. As an intern you will be responsible for designing experiments, field and lab preparation, routine maintenance, and data analysis. You will be provided the opportunity of being exposed to research activities, allowing you to apply academic background and ultimately be exposed to both Production & Supply and Research & Development at Syngenta.

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:

  • Competitive wages
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems

May 2022-August 2022

Possible to extend through December as co-op opportunity


  • All tasks and activities assigned are executed according to the Company’s Health, Safety, and Environmental policies and procedures. Safety is Syngenta’s first priority
  • Develop a knowledgeable understanding of Hybrid Seed Production with focus on process engineering improvements and innovation within Seeds Production Research
  • Utilize innovative agriculture technologies and tools to drive efficiencies at conditioning plants and seed labs
  • Encouraged environment for creative thinking on process improvement in all aspects of Seeds Production Research
  • Lead and own responsibility of assigned projects and learning project management skills. Focus areas can include seed drying, handling, sorting, treating, packaging and equipment testing for new technologies
  • Support of our internal trials and promoting data driven decisions with data analysis and statistics
  • Development of strong communication skills and visual management tools to promote concise and productive communication
  • Build a better understanding of the end-to-end seeds business through exposure/tours of other functions
  • Skills developed throughout internship will culminate with a final report and presentation to key stakeholders and management of assigned trial
  • Assist with design and exploration of various optical tools for seed quality analysis, troubleshooting, and productivity improvements


  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, Precision Agriculture, Ag Mechanized Systems, Ag Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or another closely related field of study
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US

Preferred Requirements: 

  • High level of communication (oral and/or written) is extremely important to keep team organized and ensuring high quality project execution
  • Attention to detail, and agility to adjust plans and execute accordingly
  • Independent, self-motivated, driven, and customer focused individual able to produce high quality data
  • Experience in Agriculture and/or Process Engineering is preferred but not required

What We Offer:  
A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs

About Syngenta 
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

Learn More Here


Posted on

September 24, 2021