Have you completed practical training in horticulture or agriculture and, ideally, also obtained a degree in agricultural science? Are you interested in developing new, future-oriented solutions for better, sustainable agriculture through independent and hands-on field work? Then the testing department of Bayer Crop Science is the place for you.
As a test engineer, you’ll be working independently on a test site or directly in farmers’ fields made up of various plots. There you will examine the effect and compatibility of new crop protection products and develop innovative solutions. One of your responsibilities will be to oversee tests at demonstration sites in close collaboration with the sales team and product developers. You’ll also be expected to prepare test reports in which you evaluate development products. On top of that, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with farmers and major customers from the area about current and future agricultural trends and cultivating the fields, and also help them tackle problems by proposing solutions you have developed in the field.
Your work will make a major contribution toward protecting crops and the environment, and toward the sustainable development of agriculture. You will show local farmers sustainable agricultural techniques and strategies to ensure safety in their everyday work. You should be willing to collaborate with various farmers, actively share your knowledge with them and be able to manage your own time effectively. You should have plenty of self-motivation when it comes to bringing your love of agriculture to your work.
As a test engineer, it’s important that you enjoy working independently and can do so on your own initiative. You will carry out tests in a variety of agricultural and horticultural plantations and applications based on your particular specialization.