DuPont Research Assistant- Primary Processing in Hermiston, Oregon

Research Assistant- Primary Processing (Job Number: 193994W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, has an opportunity for a Research Assistant- Primary Processing to join our team in Hermiston, Oregon.

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!

As a Research Assistant- Primary Processing, you will provide support for IMPACT Seed Production and Processing, with emphases on:

  1. Support seed drying and conditioningoperations including receiving, shelling, precleaner, discharge, moisturesampling, forklift support.

  2. Learn to run treating, PLC andbagging equipment. Provide support forthese and other processing activites.

  3. Provide inventory management andshipping support as needed.

  4. Secondary role may include supportfor planting, plot maintenance, roguing, data collection, detasseling andharvesting operations according to established protocols and timelines.

The Research Assistant- Primary Processing will be primarily responsible for assisting in seed processing activities including harvest and processing duties such as leading or assisting harvest crews, drying, shelling, conditioning, inventory management, and treating and packaging seed. May lead an entire process (such as conditioning) including supervision of temporary staff, product flow, equipment maintenance, problem solving. Shipping/receiving, interplant movement, assists with warehousing and inventory management of bulk and bagged seed, etc. Meet demands in timely fashion while maintaining seed quality. General repair and maintenance activities.

Successful candidate will also support planting, scouting, field maintenance, pollination delays, rouging, detasseling, pest control, data collection and other field and warehouse activities as needed. The research assistant will also need to facilitate a positive working relationship with growers, other staff members and labor contractors.

Must be willing/able to work evening shifts during harvest and processing (September – March).


Thefollowing are required:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Driver’s license with good drivingrecord

  • Good safety and risk managementhabits

  • Willing and able to work a flexibleschedule including shift work and overtime hours including weekend workrequired during seasonal peaks

  • Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication skills. Ability to workwell with co-workers, temp labor, contractors, etc.

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to make independent decisions

  • Intermediate computer skillsincluding Microsoft Office Suite

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

  • Willing and able to lift up to 60lbsand complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.

  • Willing and able to work bothoutdoors and indoors in cold, hot, wet, and dry conditions.

Thefollowing are preferred:

  • Willing to obtain a Class A CDL.

  • Forklift experience

  • Associates or higher in relatedfield

  • Previous training on field scouting

  • Leadership experience

  • 2-3 years on-the-job or related agexperience

  • Knowledge of production agricultureand production plant operations

  • Knowledge of field equipment andtechniques (planting, cultivating, irrigation, cutting, wheel-pulling, delays,scouting, etc.)

  • Experience operating conditioningand packaging equipment.

  • Experience using handheld scannersfor inventory management

  • Ability to do basic equipmentmaintenance

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-Oregon-Hermiston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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