Agricultural Research Support

Location: Nyssa, Oregon
Type: Full Time

Job Description

The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC – Nyssa, OR

The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC is seeking an individual to fill the role of Agricultural Research Support. Working under the direction of the Manager of Sugar Beet Health, this role establishes, grows, and maintains the Amalgamated Sugar sugarbeet leafhopper colony and supports the Plant Health and Nematology Laboratory and greenhouse studies as required. Supports and works directly with Amalgamated Sugar nematologist and weed scientist to achieve the best in class quality sugar beet research.
The Amalgamated Sugar Company LLC is built on innovation and is a proud leader in the sugar industry and that can only happen with the best people. Qualified candidates need to be dynamic and need to be able to work successfully in a fast paced, fluid environment.

• Establishes, grows and maintains the Amalgamated Sugar sugarbeet leafhopper colony. Provides and maintains nursing plants ensuring a continuous supply for the leaf hopper colony.

• Oversees the operation of Amalgamated Sugar greenhouses in Nyssa OR, including conducting or supporting ongoing and future trials, performing maintenance, and ensuring uninterrupted operations of the greenhouses.

• Supports the Manger of Sugar Beet Health, the nematologist and the weed scientist by performing basic laboratory tasks, establishing and rating plots, as well as applying pesticides.

• Establishes and maintains research plots as advised including but not limited to cutting alleys, weed control, stand counts, pesticide applications, and other tasks.

• Coordinates and oversees seasonal helpers.

• Works both inside and outside and in extreme environmental conditions.

• Supports and works closely with other researchers.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

• Minimum 5-10 years of work-related experience in sugar beet production and/or research;
• OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.