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Robotics and Automation Expert

Company: Syngenta
Location: Ames
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Description About Syngenta Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. The Robotics and Automation Expert Supports the delivery of the strategy & direction for the use of Sensing Technologies, Robotics and Automation in the Digital and Automation Technology Team in support of Seeds Development. This role will demonstrate expertise in the Sensor and Image Recognition area as well as collaboratively working across global, cross cultural, functional matrices. It will also champion evaluation, build and supporting deployment of standard, scalable, fit for purpose solutions while, keeping pace with technology cycles delivering productivity gains. Accountabilities: - Influence and implement digital & technology strategies and projects closely working with the Pipeline Enablement and Field Crop teams that is comprehensive on methodology and landscape with a clear implementation plan - Identify Proof of Concept (PoC) targets to meet the business requirements and supporting the regional technology teams on PoC and scale-up projects - Actively scout for relevant technologies, be abreast with external innovation, through leadership in their areas of accountability - Interact with Computational Sciences and IT (plus any other related functions) to develop and align on mid- and long-term business plans, technology process ownership and excellence in their implementation and delivery. - Support a global framework that enables rapid upscaling / introduction of new software and technologies into the operations of the Continuous Nurseries and Field Crops that is adapted to local needs - Drive continuous improvements and innovation in delivery of Technologies, including improvements in Health, safety, and environment, cost-effectiveness, speed, accuracy and reliability working closely with operations team, assessing evolving needs - Be an active member of any relevant global network of experts, common interest groups with relevant functions to coordinate key technology advancements and promote sharing of best practice while continue to drive standardization for machinery and other equipment - Support in building organizational capability embedded in front end organizations by creating a learning environment that ensures relevant employees have the skills sets to deploy new technology introductions. Qualifications - BS or Masters in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering or other subject relating to Sensor and Image Recognition - Experience in robotics delivery, development and solution architecture - Expertise in unique/low volume robotics and automation - Experience of working with third party specialist companies/contract management experience - Experience of having worked in teams in the area of digital innovation with an understanding of the cultural and motivational drivers for these type of teams. - Demonstrated experience and skills in managing projects and stakeholders in a large matrixed organization - Experience with signal processing / programming and edge/cloud computing - Familiar with application development for digital technologies - Familiar with communication protocols and their applications - Experience of R & D workflows and operations - Experience of API/dashboard development - Working knowledge of processes involved in a Research or Breeding environment would be beneficial - Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future - Visa sponsorship is not available for this position What We Offer: - Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do - 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution - Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others - A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ( Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) ( Primary Location: United States of America Job: R & D - Development

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