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.
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 North America Automation & Engineering Team is currently seeking a Fabrication and Automation Intern in Slater, IA. As an Intern you will support the development, installation, and maintenance of equipment used in the global research and development of field crops and lab activities.
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:
Ongoing career development resources
The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
Meaningful projects that solve problems:
Provide mechanical and fabrication expertise to research shop activities
Create and install mechanical and fabrication systems currently in place
Support electronic and automation development
Take on a supportive role in engineering and designing applications to ameliorate field activities by trialing personnel
Recommend and perform upgrades to research equipment as needed
Intern may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participate in the creation and design of innovative solutions
Intern may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets
Ensure in its respective area of responsibility and in close cooperation and alignment with Legal and Taxes and other expert functions, Syngenta’s full compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory framework as well as Syngenta’s own legal and ethical, HSE, Corporate Security, Risk Management and Corporate Governance standards
Duration: May 2021 – August 2021
Must be actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in agricultural systems technology or another closely related field of study
A background in agriculture is preferred
Hands on experience with essential tools while working on fabrication projects involving, but not limited to, welding, torching, shaping, cutting, and drilling of metal, plastics, etc.
A working knowledge of Ag electronics & mechanics including precision farming
Pneumatic, mechanical, fluid control, and electronic abilities a plus
Understand the importance of safety and shop environment
Must have a valid Driver's License
Fluent in English
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to set priorities, estimate input and timeline requirements, and organize personal work schedule to meet project deadlines
Innovative: Seek new and unique opportunities to improve product quality and stakeholder satisfaction
Ability to adapt to changing environmental/situational needs
Ability to apply knowledge and skills to a creative, agricultural research oriented environment
Experience and understanding of agriculture research is desirable
Some travel is possible but not required
Ability to work days, evenings, and weekends
Ability to lift 65 pounds
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. There’s never been a more important time to join Syngenta.