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Corn Research Associate (Adel, IA)

Position Overview

Stine Seed Company, the nation’s largest independent seed company, is seeking talented individuals for the position of Corn Research Associate at its facility near Adel, Iowa. This is an excellent opportunity to grow with one of the industry’s most respected corn and soybean seed companies.

As a Stine team member, you will perform a variety of tasks associated with developing new improved corn varieties. Including seed preparation and field activities that will evolve with each season. You should be hard-working and self-directed. Some overnight travel is possible.

Stine offers competitive pay based on qualifications, education, and experience. Available benefits to prepare for your future include health/dental/vision insurance and retirement packages.

Position Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with team members and crew leaders
  • Preparation, sorting, cleaning, automated packaging, and labeling of seed for plots and nurseries
  • Knowledge/willing to learn operation and maintenance of a corn plot planter
  • Knowledge/willing to learn operation of a corn combine for yield trial data
  • Willing and able to spray crops, maintain sprayer and equipment
  • Willing to apply or have pesticide applicator certification
  • Willing and able to observe and collect plant data notes
  • Willing to learn hand pollination and harvesting in nursery
  • Willing and able to work routine weekends during peak seasons. Peak season is seven days per week and includes travel to other states during summer months
  • Ability to work in an organized and safe manner independently
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and coordinate activities
  • Warehousing activities may include forklift operation
  • Various other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • You are a strong team member, self-starter with systematic decision making, problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to work independently
  • You have an interest in agronomic research
  • You have a High School diploma/GED, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, B.S., or Bachelor’s degree in agronomy
  • You must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in the future
  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas, (field, warehouse, and office)
  • Willing and able to stand and sit for extended periods
  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions
  • Willing and able to lift to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting
  • Willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks. This includes overnight trips to off-site locations and additional travel as necessary at off-site locations
  • You have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • You have computer skills, working knowledge of MS programs including (Excel, Word, Outlook) a benefit
  • You have knowledge of safety and environmental regulations

Stine Seed Company
ATTN: Human Resources Department
22555 Laredo Trail
Adel, IA 50003
FAX (515)-677-2716

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