Research Associate (Farm Manager) Job at Corteva Agriscience – Delmas, Mpumalanga 2210


We’re hiring for Research Associate at Delmas – Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. You will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology. In this role, you will use your research/agricultural experience to execute the day-to-day operations and maintenance at our Delmas research facility. In collaboration with other functions and breeding programs you will oversee land preparation, manage irrigation scheduling, planting, and harvesting.

You Will Be Part of Growing Team: Research and Development

Your Challenge:
Ensures efficient field preparation takes place and maintenance of crops on the farm

Ensuring precision farming practices are implemented on an R & D level – fertilizer & chemical application, weed control, pest control, crop rotations

Responsible for day-to-day operations, maintenance (handling of contractors) and upkeep on the farm, including labor relations and scheduling.

Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of research equipment including irrigation systems, tractors, planters

Interact with breeding and other functions with a mindset focused on continuous improvement

Assist with field allocation, ensuring adherence to spatial and/or temporal isolation to maintain the company’s good track record in regulatory compliance

On the ground implementation and training on new equipment and processes

Lead the implementation of safety programs and protocols (safety, efficiency, effectiveness) specific to direct work environment to identify and communicate potential risks and benefits

Complete personal development activities as part of a performance management and development plan

Key Stakeholders and Interactions: You will work in collaboration with the Operations manager, Breeders and other SRA’s

Location: Delmas – Mpumalanga


To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or scientific related field plus 3 years industry related experience required

Strong background in agronomy

Extensive knowledge on pesticides and herbicides would be beneficial.

Experience with irrigation systems and scheduling.

Proven ability to make timely decisions and solve problems

Excellent interpersonal/communication skills are required for fostering teamwork, enhancing a good working environment, and effectively developing strong working relationships with a diverse group of people

Ability to supervise and prioritize multiple tasks is critical

Technical and mechanical skills for troubleshooting, maintenance, and upkeep of equipment, to ensure excellent condition and safety of equipment at any time.

Proficiency in Office software such as spreadsheets, mail, calendar, and presentation software.

Always comply with safety regulations and country laws, lead in way which will inspire all team members and follow the example

After hours work is required

Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather

Valid driver’s license is required

Ability to operate power equipment is recommended. (Timing of pesticides and herbicides could fall outside normal office hours)

Who Are We Looking For?

Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team

Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food

Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment

Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time

Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences

Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience

Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered

Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives.

Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.

Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary

Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility


About the Company

Company: Corteva Agriscience –

Company Location:  Delmas, Mpumalanga 2210

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