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Operations Specialist – Vegetables - Nampa, ID




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 Us

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking an Operations Specialist - Vegetables in Nampa, ID.

You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:

  • Managing the field-agronomy program at Syngenta’s Vegetable Research Station in Nampa, ID
  • Working to improve existing cultural practices and introducing new technologies and processes for the management of research and production trials


  • Directly manage the vegetable field-agronomy program, with responsibilities for planning, planting, growing, irrigation, fertilization, pest control, and equipment maintenance
  • Manage breeding and marketing field trials using data-driven decision making and a philosophy of continuous improvement
  • Participate in research and process-improvement projects related to the growing and breeding of vegetable varieties. Collaborate with breeders to meet trialing needs
  • Some Greenhouse oversight
  • Incorporate leading capabilities and technologies into daily operations in order to bring the highest quality products to market in an efficient, safe and environmentally sound manner
  • Ensure/propose investment in capabilities and infrastructure in alignment with R&D strategy
  • Own and optimize trialing and nursery delivery (Quality, quantity and timeliness)
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of Syngenta employees and 3rd party labor
  • Function as an integral member of the site Operations Team by participating in all in-scope activities, including agronomic activities, maintenance of equipment and facilities, documentation, and training
  • Perform all tasks in a manner compliant with company safety policies, including completing all required training sessions and attending local safety meetings
  • Effectively communicate with peers and supervisors regarding the status of trials, projects and work activities



  • MS degree in agricultural or plant science preferred, or BS/BA degree with experience
  • Experience in farming or management of research field operations
  • Experience in agricultural research
  • Microsoft Office tools (most importantly Excel/Word)
  • Strong motivation to learn new technologies
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a pesticide applicator’s license
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be available for unscheduled work based on field conditions and weather (including weekends)
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in field or greenhouse, capable of lifting to 50 pounds, capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of the research cycle
  • WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Field, greenhouse, laboratory, office. Domestic travel required with occasional overnight stays. Travel outside continental U.S. may be required. Potential allergens, pollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in the field or greenhouse

Preferred Requirements

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

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.


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)



Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)



Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position





Primary Location: USA-Idaho-Nampa

Job: R&D - Development



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