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Assistant Agronomist I


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

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

  • 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 operation and 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.

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.
  • Grasp of fundamental horticultural practices such as integrated pest management, propagation, and irrigation.

  • Knowledge of plant tissue culture is a plus.

  • Applicant must be willing and able to obtain an Idaho Private Pesticide Applicator's License and Idaho Chemigation License within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and enjoy a team-based environment.

  • Agricultural production and research experience preferred.

  • Valid Idaho driver’s license and willingness to occasionally travel and work off-site.

  • Applicant must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Job Requisition ID: 4899

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - 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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