Operations Lead - Station Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Agriculture

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Gilroy, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Research Site Management Responsibilities

  • Building, grounds and land maintenance
  • Coordinate field days, site tours, and demo plots
  • Manage all on-station and off-station farming operations associated with the site, for multiple functional areas, to insure all crop culture operations are administered in a timely manner to optimize crop growth and development
  • Support and model a Station culture that meets or exceeds the standards for HSE and Stewardship



 Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • General understanding of field, road and lab equipment utilization 
  • A good understanding of cultural practices (e.g., weed control, soil fertility practices)
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively function as a team member in cross functional activities.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish priorities and oversee multiple research activities simultaneously at peak work periods


  • BS degree (Plant Science or related disciplines)
  • Five years of experience in field research
  • Demonstrated ability in field research process management
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and motivate staff and teams
  • A thorough knowledge of the breeding and testing process and requirements
  • Understanding of testing environments and impact on product evaluation and line selection
  • Strong management skills, with the ability to manage a wide variety of crop operations and diverse individuals


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