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Fresh Market Tomato Breeding Support


General information

                                                                                                              

Job location : America/Carribean, USA, California

Reference : 2017-1454

The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job family : Research 

Job title : Fresh Market Tomato Breeding Support

Business Unit : HM.CLAUSE

Contract : Seasonal worker

Contract duration :
1700 Hrs


MAIN GOAL :

Support breeding activities of the Fresh Market Tomato program for the development of competitive hybrids.



JOB DESCRIPTION :

Duties and responsibilities:

• Collect phenotypic data in Fresh Market tomato field trials throughout the California Central Valley
• Move large tomato plants, carry samples of tomato fruit, measure and record data with high accuracy
• Oversee seed harvest, also extract, wash and treat seed
• Data entry and create basic reports in Excel
• Leaf sampling for DNA extraction
• Support during trial evaluation and harvest in the field, as well as during transplanting, crossing and harvesting in the greenhouses.
• Assist with other crops and breeding programs as needed
• Ability to work independently and to monitor contract laborer's work
• Sample tissue and seed for Marker testing

Additional Duties: General daily activities of the Fresh Market Tomato breeding program.

PROFILE :

Education
• BS in Horticulture, Agriculture, Crop Sciences, Biology, or related field.

Required knowledge & Skills
• Attention to detail and ability to work independently
• Work early morning and in extreme heat conditions
• Strong computer skills and advanced MS Excel skills.
• Non-tobacco user (due to the risk of disease from tobacco that can be transmitted to tomatoes (Tmv)
• Valid Driver's license and good driving record
• English mandatory, Spanish a plus


Competencies
• Work planning and setting: capable to organize and execute with precision daily our field, greenhouse and seed shipping activities.
• Problem identification and solution: able to identify current limitations and propose changes to the pipeline for higher efficiency.
• Attendance/Punctuality – Ensure work responsibilities are completed in a timely manner.
• Clarity of communication: able to efficiently communicate with co-workers.
• Basic level of Excel (required). Advanced level is a plus.
• High level of commitment to work and desire to succeed in the work place.

Other informations :
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be driving cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment. This position will be exposed to adverse weather conditions. The employee may need to walk on uneven ground, work near equipment or machinery. The noise level that is typical of this work environment is moderate. 



JOB LOCATION 

America/Carribean, USA, California


LOCALITY

9241 Mace Boulevard, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis


CANDIDATE CRITERIA


Mininum level of education required : Bachelor or equivalent

Specific expertise : Agriculture, Agronomy, Bio

Minimum level of experience required : New graduate

Languages :


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be driving cars, trucks, forklifts, or other equipment. This position will be exposed to adverse weather conditions. The employee may need to walk on uneven ground, work near equipment or machinery. The noise level that is typical of this work environment is moderate.


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