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Field Station Manager with FMC Corporation in Newark, DE

Type of position FTE
Employer FMC Corporation
Description of Employer FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.

With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

Location Newark, DE
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 12/31/2018
Date position available 10/29/2018
Description of duties

The Field Station Manager (FSM) implements a field testing program at the Stine Research Center (200A) to support various Research, Development and Commercial functions and ensures the effectiveness, safety and compliance of all operations. The FSM is actively involved in a broad range of work activities, spanning early-stage discovery and lead optimization, product development, technical support and commercial demonstrations of commercial products in all disciplines. The FSM reports to the Herbicide and Field Research Station Group Leader.


  • Work hand in hand with Discovery, Development and commercial teams to ensure that field trials are planned and executed in a timely manner and meet business objectives
  • Ensure infrastructure, agronomic preparations and conduct high confidence field tests of crop protection chemicals for biological efficacy and crop safety for discovery, development and commercialization projects
  • Coordinate trial plans, ensure appropriate agronomic and other support for groups that may be conducting own trials on the station, with special emphasis on safety and compliance
  • Collect field research data and enter in corporate database in a timely manner. Responsible for the data quality for all trials conducted or managed.
  • Summarize and communicate results and make recommendations for commercial use
  • Facilitate strong working relationship with stakeholders across the organization
  • Work closely with Stine scientists to build strong team relationships
  • Ensure that all activities and infrastructure meet local, state, and Federal regulations and laws, including safe storage, shipping, handling and application of EPA-approved and experimental agricultural products, including WPS (Federal Worker Protection Standards) for Stine Farm
  • Maintain strong technical knowledge of commercial, new chemistries & other technology impacting the business as well as local agronomic practices
  • Recruit, train, mentor and supervise crew of contractors that assist with daily operations of the station and field research
  • Maintain or arrange service of all tractors, machinery and equipment on the station
  • Work closely with the Field Research Station Group leader on equipment and agronomy plans for expanding future global capabilities
Qualifications sought

Required Education

MS or PhD in Entomology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Agronomy or other agricultural/related science or equivalent experience with field research experience.


PhD preferred


  • 7 to 10 years experience in discovery, development and commercialization of agricultural products and 5+ years in production agriculture
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Working knowledge of disease, insect and weeds and appropriate field testing procedures with a high level of technical competency in one or more of these disciplines
  • Knowledge of agricultural cropping systems, pests, practices and products and farm machinery operation skills
  • Experience in field plot technique and statistical analysis of data
  • Delaware State pesticide application license required (or can be acquired)
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills
  • Strong track record of delivering results that meet and exceed commitments
  • Capable of designing protocols and research projects
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and computer skills
  • Experience in managing time and priorities in an independent work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and collaborative cooperation
  • Strong experience in communicate to a wide variety of internal and external audiences in a way that promotes understanding and builds relationships
  • Commitment to safe driving practices, chemical handling and use of equipment


Application procedure  
Submit what Resume
Submit to https://jobs-fmc.icims.com/jobs/8657/field-station-manager/job?branding=live
Additional Information EEO Statement
FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.
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