DuPont Production Technician in Algona, Iowa
Production Technician (Job Number: 194712W-01)
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, has an opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our Algona, IA production facility. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!
In this role, you will perform a variety of tasks associated with general plant operations and field activities that will evolve with each season throughout the year. You will be responsible for setting up and monitoring highly automated equipment for various processes such as harvest, conditioning, treating, and packing.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Harvest activities such aspreparation, sorting, drying, etc.
Conditioning activities such assizing, gravity operation, bagging, palletizing, etc.
Return and rework activities
Field management activitiessuch as scouting, field maintenance
Warehousing activitiesincluding forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.
Gathering data for future aidin continuous improvement projects
Various other duties asassigned by supervisor
The following arerequired:
High School diploma orequivalent
Willing and able to work in avariety of areas (field, plant, warehouse)
Willing and able to climband/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods
Willing and able to work bothoutdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions
Willing and able tolift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with or withoutreasonable accommodation
Willingness and ability to workovertime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks
Willingness and ability to workshifts – Working a 24/7 rotating schedule, October through March, andworking a 2-shift rotating schedule as needed during other peak times. Overtimeand Saturdays are required when needed.
General computer skills
The following arepreferred:
Knowledge of lean manufacturingprinciples such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work are aplus
Knowledge of productionagriculture and production plant operations desired
Knowledge of field equipmentdesired
Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication skills
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-United States-Iowa-Algona
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Entry Level
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