North America Operations Specialist I - Breeding Agronomic Research - multiple openings Spec I

Fargo, North Dakota
Nov 18, 2023
Nov 23, 2023
Position Type
Scientist, Research, Specialist
Full Time
Organization Type
At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where 'Health for all Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

North America Operations Specialist I - Breeding Agronomic Research - multiple openings Spec I

Help drive operational efficiency across North America Field Testing by capturing field data insights, growing your network, operating cutting-edge technology, and unlocking innovation. If you have a passion for continuous learning and thrive in a diverse team environment, this role is for you. Join us on our hunger for none mission. You can make a difference.

The primary responsibilities of this role, North America Operations Specialist I - Breeding Agronomic Research - multiple openings , are:


Join our team and deliver field data insights by executing field research trials through collaborative partnerships, machine operation, phenotyping, training, and data collection.
  • Utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovation to operate and maintain field research equipment and deliver high quality data;
  • Travels 75% of the time with opportunity to travel across North America performing equipment operations in corn, soybean, canola, wheat and cotton;
  • Thrives in agile environments, drives high-quality deliverables, demonstrates effective communication across teams, and shows initiative in problem-solving with peers;
  • Ensures safe and efficient operations in alignment with Sustainability Safety Health & Environment (SSHE), Stewardship requirements, and Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards;
  • Leverages digital and mechanical platforms to collect, analyze, and deliver data on agronomic traits throughout the growing season;
  • Collaborates across diverse teams and functions, while establishing and maintaining community partnerships;
  • Executes field research equipment training and builds supporting documentation;
  • Drives greater than 15,000 business miles annually in a shared company supplied vehicle.

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, Efficiency). More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Experience with equipment operations (such as production agriculture or field research, industrial, construction, automation/IT or similar);
  • Thrives on being agile, open to change, and engaged in continuous learning;
  • Demonstrated track record of safety and quality;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Ability and willingness to travel independently in North America up to 75% of the time including overnights and ability to obtain related necessary documentation for travel across North America;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures for extended periods, including additional shifts and weekends;
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.;
  • Ability and willingness to work in an indoor production environment and in conditions that require sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods;
  • Valid driver's license (Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet guidelines based on the company's Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers);
  • Ability to obtain appropriate driver's license for medium to heavy vehicle operation (>10,000 lbs. GCWR) without air brake designation and obtain licensing to meet region-specific justifications (US DOT/FMCSA or Transport Canada) including any required specialized licenses to enable the hauling of trailers, product, supplies or equipment in a safe manner;
  • Ability to obtain Pesticide Applicators License and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) (FAA part 107 Certification).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field;
  • Five or more years of relevant experience (including post high school academic or industrial experience);
  • Experience with precision agriculture hardware and software solutions;
  • Experience with continuous improvement and innovation;
  • Experience in agricultural research, seed technology industry or plant breeding;
  • Experience creating and leading trainings;
  • Experience in production agriculture and associated machinery;
  • Knowledge of region-specific crop production and farming practices and trends.
Multiple openings with positions located in Glyndon, MN, Stanton, MN, Jonesboro, AR, Stonington, IL, Urbandale, IA, Waco, NE, and Whitestown, IN.

Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this role.

Hiring Manager is Jared Pounds.

YOUR APPLICATION Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
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