DuPont Production Technician in Hedrick, Iowa

Production Technician (Job Number: 195947W-01)


Searching for a place where you can make a difference? Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our Hedrick, IA production plant. 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 the Production Technician role, you will perform a variety of tasks in a production plant and seed lab environment including setting up and monitoring highly automated equipment for various processes such as harvest, conditioning, treating, and packing, as well as processing samples and data entry. Duties and responsibilities will evolve throughout the year. Come grow your career with Pioneer, where you'll have opportunities to nurture your passion and use your talents to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

Responsibilities could 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

  • Compliance with ISO WorkInstructions and Quality Plan requirements

  • Meet demands in timely fashionwhile maintaining seed quality and supporting DuPont Production System andLEAN Manufacturing

  • Handling, testing, andsubmitting of samples for purity and germination quality and/orcertification

  • Process Order creation andclosing

  • Label/Tag creation for ProcessOrders

  • Creation of productionschedules

  • Handle a high volume andcomplexity of product (e.g. number of hybrids, customization)

  • Creation of shipping documentsand handling of inventory movements

  • Compliance with IA CropAssociation, or other regional Association procedures and protocol


The following arerequired:

  • High School diploma orequivalent (Associates degree or higher related to agriculturepreferred)

  • 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 to work shiftwork and overtime hours including weekend work required

  • Willing and able to lift up to50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/orrepetitive lifting

The following arepreferred:

  • Two to three (2-3) years ofmanufacturing or Ag related experience

  • Knowledge of productionagriculture and production plant operations

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturingprinciples such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standard Work

  • Priority management skills

  • Ability to adjust quickly tochanging conditions and anticipate needs

  • Problem solving capabilities

  • Good teamwork skills

  • Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication skills

  • Good attention to detail with ahigh level of transactional excellence

  • Ability to make independentdecisions

  • Experience in EnterpriseSoftware such as SAP, Oracle or related software

  • Intermediate to high level ofcomputer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel

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-Hedrick

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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