DuPont Production Technician - $2,500 sign-on bonus! in Alberta, Canada

Production Technician - $2,500 sign-on bonus! (Job Number: 190371W-01)

Description

Come join our growing, world-class agriculture team at DuPont Pioneer! We are the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers around the world. We offer a variety of career opportunities ranging from general plant operations and field activities to management and leadership.

We're currently recruiting for Production Technicians to join our team in Lethbridge, Alberta. In the Production Technician role, you will be deeply integrated with our safety culture that values recognition and continuous improvement. You will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, which gives you exposure to, and knowledge of, many areas of our business. You will join a team that provides a strong training program and foundation to advance your career in a variety of areas including Agronomy, Operations Management/Leadership, and more!

We’re offering a starting wage of $20+ per hour and comprehensive flex benefits with a generous defined contribution pension plan, vacation, company-paid holidays, and more. In addition, successful new hires will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus!

The Production Technician role has a variety of responsibilities including the following:

  • Work and interact directly with canola seed growers in the summer

  • Perform responsibilities associated with general plant operations from receiving seed to shipping packaged seed at the Lethbridge Plant

  • Operation of various types of plant equipment such as sizing, gravity operation, spiral separators, seed treatment

  • applicators, packaging equipment

  • Conditioning activities such as cleaning and sizing, treating and packaging, palletizing, wrapping and sampling

  • Could involve process orders, tag printing, grading, data entry and documentation of government records

  • Shipping/receiving, interplant movement, rework, warehousing, and inventory management of bagged and bulk seed, including the safe operation of forklifts

  • Harvest activities from receiving to storage

  • Compliance with Work Instructions and Quality Plan requirements

  • Repair and maintenance on plant equipment as required

  • Overtime hours including weekend and shift work required during seasonal peaks

Qualifications

The following are required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and valid Class 5 driver's license

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, reliability, work accuracy, and timeliness

  • Competent computer skills

  • Organization

  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision

  • Ability to climb and/or work in elevated areas, standing and sitting for extended periods

  • Repetitive lifting up to 60 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Willingness to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet, dry, and dusty conditions

The following are preferred:

  • Post-secondary education related to agriculture or related field of study

  • Experience in light industrial, manufacturing, field production/farming, seed cleaning and handling, or warehouse

  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-Canada-Alberta-Lethbridge

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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