FMC Agricultural Solutions has an immediate opening for an Agricultural Engineer with a strong product application technology experience and precision agricultural engineering background. The successful candidate will join the Application Technology group located at the FMC Stine R&D center in Newark, DE.
This position requires applying engineering knowledge and understanding to provide innovative solutions that improve the delivery of Agricultural products. We are looking for someone who can translate highly technical ideas into a final product, and develop novel engineering technologies integrated with agricultural products to optimize product application and compatibility. The successful applicant will have excellent communication, project management, and leadership skills. Understanding of farming and experience working with growers is required. The successful applicant will also have strong theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in one or more areas including product application equipment, product dispensing and delivery, electromechanical systems and robotic and automation engineering. Experience in precision agriculture concepts and technology is strongly preferred. This position requires a multidisciplinary approach and a person who can perform both conceptual design, experimental validation commercial development and support of new technologies within a collaborative team of project managers, engineers, marketing, regulatory staff, field development reps, biologists, and formulation chemists.
Support the design, development and validation of customized application equipment and techniques to optimize the quality of FMC product application. Interface with the cross-functional teams to ensure product application efficacy and quality across a variety of application, handling & storage systems; evaluate product compatibility with commercial equipment designed for foliar and soil applications for crop enhancement as well as weed, disease, nematode, and insect control etc.
Use and develop sensing and digital technology, automated control platform, and statistical approach to enhance fluidics, application reliability, delivery accuracy & performance relevant to crop protection products and support in-house innovation of application technology.
Develop testing procedures to characterize FMC products’ interaction with farming machinery and instruments; performed custom-engineering design for improved product transferring and handling system based upon droplet spectrum and FMC products’ attributes.
Provides urgent in-season customer support and technical assistance to business leaders, sales & marketing reps, farmers and related farm cooperatives.
Track and communicate relevant technology developments in the field, identify and champion potential opportunities to enhance FMC’s business and provide value to our customers.
Be able to travel both domestically and internationally when needed.
PhD in Agricultural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, with a minimum 5 years of experience; Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Agricultural Engineering with 10 years experiences in an agricultural business
Experience with equipment prototyping and testing for electromechanical systems, ag. robotic, hydraulic systems, dispensing systems, automation and controls systems
Understanding Ag Industry technology trends, familiarity with relevant standards (ASABE, ISO, and ASTM etc.), and ability to networking with internal and external experts and stakeholders is desired
Good working knowledge of agricultural products formulations and delivery Application of knowledge of automation, precision agriculture, telemetry & sensing technology commonly in use on current farming equipment and associated digital data platforms.
Strong track record of delivering results that lead to the commercialization of technology
Strong technical understanding and application of engineering principles with hands-on skills
Experience with process control system and strong programming skills with C++, MATLAB® or other languages are preferred
Excellent project management, planning, prioritization and leadership skills Excellent documentation and communication skills
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2018-8533
About FMC Corporation
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.