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Bayer Seed Production Automation Engineering Co-op in Boone, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Seed Production Automation Engineering Co-op

In Bayer’s Crop Science division, we shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that helps to nourish our growing world, preserve natural resources and deliver better solutions for all farmers. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver world-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability, and drive our digital transformation. Our products include high-performance seeds & traits, crop protection solutions, and digital farming tools.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Seed Production Automation Engineering Co-op, are to:

  • Lead optimization/automation projects;

  • Support standard programming roll outs;

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement;

  • Improve operating procedures;

  • Assist in programming, scope and support IT projects (depending on background and degree), Support MITS remediation for Norht America Row Crops.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled pursuing a Bachelor's degree;

  • Ability to commit to a 7-month co-op (mid-May - Dec.);

  • Self-motivated with a strong results orientation;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a deadline while being able to focus on details;

  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to organize (thoughts, data, etc.);

  • Knowledgeable in computing systems, control system hardware including instrumentation PLC and HMI equipment;

  • Demonstrated leadership ability;

  • Desire to learn and willing to ask questions and able to adapt to change;

  • Have their own transportation to and from the worksite, as most of the work locations are situated in areas with no public transportation available.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Rockwell PLC's and RSView/Factory Talk;

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ag Engineering, Automation Engineering or other related Engineering.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Illinois : Illiopolis || United States : Iowa : Boone

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 257504

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