The Research & Development Technician Intern has exposure to the day-to-day workings of irrigation technologies and crop production techniques seen in a variety of small and large scale field trials. The intern is part of the Research & Development team working on the setup, installation, startup, operation and data collection for projects focused on the testing of new irrigation technologies and crop production techniques. Data collection and reporting are critical parts of the position and the Research & Development Technician Intern provides data management and information on an array of different projects. The data collected and recorded is both visual observation and data from infield tools including, but not limited to, soil moisture sensors, IR thermometers, flow meters, pressure sensors and aerial image files. The intern works with different people on the team, getting exposure to different angles of team development. Responsibilities include choosing one of the available Research & Development intern projects to develop and complete during the months of the internship. During the summer internship the incumbent acquires an increased knowledge of existing assemblies while learning more regarding Valmont’s manufacturing capabilities and the field usage of Valmont products. Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.