DuPont Production Technician in Durant, Iowa

Production Technician (Job Number: 191531W-02)


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for Production Technicians to join our company at our Durant, IA production facility. 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!

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 as preparation, sorting, drying, etc.

  • Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravity operation, bagging,palletizing, etc.

  • Return and rework activities

  • Field management activities such as scouting, field maintenance

  • Warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples,pooling, etc.

  • Gathering data for future aid in continuous improvement projects

  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor

The Durant production location runs various production schedules during peak season, September through March each year. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • 24/7 operations, running 12 hour shifts (3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3days off) rotating days and nights every 2 weeks

  • 24/5 or 24/6 operations, running three 8 hour shifts (5-6 days per week,with 1-2 days off) rotating shifts every 2 weeks

During off-peak months, April through August, the site staggers down to an 8 hour day shift schedule with occasional overtime when needed.


Thefollowing are required:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • One year of on-the-job manufacturing, operations, production, agriculture,or related experience

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

  • Experience with on-the-job safety or work safety programs

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant,warehouse)

  • Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevated areas; standing andsitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dryconditions

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involvesrepetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • Willing and able to work shift work and overtime including nights andweekends to meet business needs

Thefollowing are preferred:

  • Two or more years of on-the-job manufacturing, operations, production,agriculture, or related experience

  • Associates or Bachelors degree

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, ContinuousImprovement and Standardized Work

  • Leadership experience

  • General Ag knowledge and/or experience

  • Experience with field equipment, Ag equipment and Fork Truck

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Knowledge and/or experience with SAP

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-Durant

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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