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Agronomy Technician


Boise, ID, US, 83706-1211

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role assists field, greenhouse, seed, and storage research operations including process improvements, data collection, data entry, and data QC. The ideal candidate will have experience working in agricultural research, computer skills, logistics, and the ability to work effectively in a team. May require working weekends and holidays.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plant production in research greenhouses (planting, harvesting, watering, fertilizing and integrated pest management).
  • Enter, QC, and summarize data using basic computer skills.
  • Assist with documentation of regulated plant material movement between multiple sites.
  • Assist with plant breeding work.
  • Equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Contribute to efficient project execution and testing by using good decision-making practices, sometimes working without supervision, possessing a strong work ethic, and maintaining a good attendance record.
  • Ability to use analytical instruments or willingness to be trained in their use.
  • Compile BQMS paperwork and USDA permit applications and review for accuracy and completeness.
  • Perform routine lab functions following standard operating procedures; including but not limited to, biohazard waste containment and removal, inventory, cleaning of lab equipment and supplies, preparing media, and collecting and disposing of transgenic tissue or tubers. Follow protocols regarding laboratory safety and security.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), Bachelor's or Associate degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Biology, or other plant science related field preferred.

Relevant Experience

  • 1-2+ years of relevant experience.

Required Certifications

  • Applicant must be willing and able to obtain an Idaho Private Pesticide Applicator's License and Idaho Chemigation License within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid Idaho driver’s license and willingness to occasionally travel and work off-site. 

Other Information

  • Applicant must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Job Requisition ID: 4939

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Irving St Building A R&D - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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