Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is looking for a hardworking, motivated individual to assist in the management of the hybrid popcorn breeding program. The individual will be involved in research, management, and seed production activities. Responsibilities include: • Working with cooperators in securing and managing research trials at various locations • Planting and harvesting of yield trials and research projects • Management of breeding nurseries and ICBs including weed, insect, disease, and irrigation • Taking field notes for various traits at multiple off-station trials • Data input and summarization for reports • Seed preparation for planting and quality evaluations • Working closely with domestic and international breeders, personnel involved in seed production, sales and marketing, and human resources within the company • Indirect and occasionally direct supervision of temporary workers in both lab and field settings • Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Horticulture, or other similar program of study. Previous experience working in breeding or production agricultural program desired. Other requirements include: • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds • Ability to work in extreme environmental conditions for extended hours during peak times • Ability to operate planting, harvesting, irrigation, and quality evaluation equipment • Ability to learn various software programs for data procurement and analysis • Ability to obtain a CDL within 6 months of start date. • Ability to obtain a certified pesticide applicators license within 6 months of start date • Ability to travel (7-15 nights per year) for planting and harvest of testing locations both domestically and internationally • Proficiency in Spanish desired but not required
To be considered, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is a popcorn seed company that consists of seed production and our own in-house hybrid research and breeding program. All our seeds are developed and produced on farms managed by Weaver Popcorn Hybrids.
Benefiting from 90 years of expertise in the popcorn industry, our company is a leader in enhanced breeding and hybrid seed quality. Highly qualified and experienced teams of PhD scientists and professional agronomists manage each step of our operations and have a strong history of collaborating with growers, processors, and manufacturers. We have OECD and ISTA certified hybrids, are currently registering in various countries, and are selling our hybrids throughout the world.