DuPont Production Technician in Dysart, Iowa

Production Technician (Job Number: 196280W-01)


Are you searching for a career that offers variety and opportunity? Come join the Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ at our Dysart, Iowa production facility! This opportunity includes a generous 401k match, health, dental and life insurance, 15 days of paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, a variable bonus plan, and much more starting on your first day of employment. When you join our team, you will quickly learn why our employees value the stability, diversity and seasonality that our site provides. You will also appreciate that safety is always our top priority and that you can help us make direct impact in feeding the world!

Our unique production location offers the opportunity to impact our business and customers by producing premium products of alfalfa, corn, soybeans, wheat and silage inoculants. Plus, with the variation of tasks in our operations by season, you will have the opportunity to continuously learn, contribute your ideas and take steps to advance your career.

As a Production Technician, you will be responsible for setting up and monitoring highly automated equipment for various processes such as harvest, conditioning, treating, packing and warehousing. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating and contributingto our team in a positive manner that reflects our company values

  • Learning and performing fieldmanagement activities such as pest scouting, purity inspections and makingcrop management recommendations

  • Forklift operation, qualitydata entry, safety program ownership and making work instructionenhancement recommendations

  • Gathering data andparticipating in continuous improvement projects

  • Learning and performingpreventative maintenance on production equipment

  • Following safety procedures,quality plans and notifying supervisors of any non-conformances

  • Assisting our team withon-boarding of new employees and providing oversight to contractors asneeded

  • Various other duties asassigned by supervisor


The following are required:

  • High School diploma OR GEDequivalent

  • One year of manufacturing,production operations, warehousing or agricultural related experience ORan Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Work in a variety of areas suchas in the fields, at the production plant or at an offsite location

  • Climb and/or work in elevatedareas as needed; standing and sitting for extended periods as needed

  • Work both indoors and outdoorsduring hot, cold, wet or dry conditions

  • Lift up to 60 pounds andcomplete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting asneeded

  • Work shiftwork during fall andwinter months

  • Work overtime hours includingweekends during seasonal peaks

  • Proactive in communicatingideas, concerns and best practices

  • Mastering changes that willimprove overall team performance and/or process effectiveness

  • Attention to detail and problemsolving skills

  • Time management skillsincluding proactive work ethic and utilizing a sense of urgency

  • Work independently or with ateam, multitask and maintain an organized workplace

  • Computer aptitude including useof Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word as well as iPads and mobile devices

  • Understanding that weather canimpact our planning efforts and that we must adapt to meet the needs ofour customers

The following are preferred:

  • 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

  • SAP or similar EnterpriseResource Planning software experience to manage data processing

  • Possession or ability to obtaina Commercial Driver’s License and/or Commercial Pesticide ApplicatorsLicense

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-Dysart

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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