DuPont Production Specialist in Constantine, Michigan
Production Specialist (Job Number: 191850W-01)
DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Production Specialist to join our company at our commercial corn production facility in Constantine, MI. DuPont Pioneer 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!
Utilize your leadership skills in this role by overseeing Production Technicians in plant and field operations tasks and processes. As the team leader, you will provide expertise to monitor overall process, act as a primary troubleshooter, and act as a coach to achieve productions goals and objectives. Duties and responsibilities will evolve throughout the year.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead general plant and field tasks andprocesses such as scouting, field maintenance, pollination delay and controlactivities, field map preparation, etc.
Develop and maintain positive working relationshipwith growers, contractors and seed field inspectors
Oversee tasks of seasonal workers including scheduling when toenter fields, mediating disputes, and conflict resolution
May serve as key contact for safety and seasonallabor recruitment
Train and coach new team members as well as ensurecompliance and improve training proficiencies through audits
Manage Integrated Pest Management Program includingtimely crop scouting and crop scouting thresholds.
The following are required:
Two year technical degree/diploma or equivalent, or three to five (3-5)years of on-the-job or related agricultural experience
Current, valid driver’s license
Supervisor/leadership/coaching skills andexperience
Excellent communication skills
Willing and able to work in a variety of areas(field, plant, warehouse)
Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevatedareas; standing and sitting for extended periods
Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoorsin hot, cold, wet and dry conditions
Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and completework that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting
Willingness and ability to work overtime hoursincluding weekend work required during seasonal peaks
Willingness and ability to work shift work
The following arepreferred:
Certified Pesticide Applicator license desired or ability to obtain.
Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations
Knowledge of disease prevention, pest remediation, Integrated PestManagement and increasing product quality.
Sound understanding of plant physiology and what factors influence yield andquality in seed production.
Problem solving capabilities
Conflict management skills
Intermediate level of PC skills desired
Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, ContinuousImprovement and Standardized Work are a plus
Primary Location: NA-United States-Michigan-Constantine
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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