DuPont Seed Quality Testing Process Lead in Johnston, Iowa

Seed Quality Testing Process Lead (Job Number: 197538W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, has an opportunity for a Seed Quality Testing Process Lead in Johnston, Iowa at our Beal Seed Quality Lab. If you are an enthusiastic and outgoing individual, then this is the role for you! You will never have a dull day working with us!

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!

This position is responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and evaluation of seed samples for quality testing while demonstrating thorough knowledge of seed sampling practices.

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assure compliance. Makesrecommendations to management based on this information.

  • Ensures quality system management

  • Reviews data and monitors compliancewith customer specifications.

  • Train employees in processes andprocedures to ensure excellence in the lab

  • Perform quality testing proceduresin accordance with ISTA, AOSA, and AASCO sampling guidelines, and assesstesting requirements according to established guidelines.

  • Verify and record quality testresults with consistent attention to detail.

  • Perform all duties with a high levelof accuracy in order to maintain the integrity of quality results.

  • Assist in monitoring the properfunctioning and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safeworking environment in compliance with Safety and Health guidelines andhousekeeping practices.

  • Train on cross-functional tasks inother functions of the laboratory on processes that may need additional supportduring high volume or critical periods.

  • Monitor product for qualityassurance and ensure activities meet the requirements of the Quality Plan.

  • Actively seek to reduce redundantand unnecessary testing.

  • Recommend and implement measures toimprove productivity, performance, methods, troubleshoot issues, and identifyquality defects.

  • Develop and maintain goodcommunication and rapport with site personnel and employees from other Pioneerdepartments.

  • Willing and able to acquire a RegisteredSeed Technologist (RST) certificate (if the incumbent does not already possessone)


The following are required:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 3+ years of work and/or schoolexperience in an agriculture or biological or related field

  • Detail oriented with a history oftransactional excellence and accuracy

  • Strong PC skills and ability tolearn new programs quickly. Ensure the quality management of different systems

  • Strong Microsoft Office skill level

  • Willingness and ability to work withrepetitive tasks and motions while maintaining high attention to detail

  • Willingness and ability to workovertime and weekends when necessary

  • Willingness and ability to lift upto 50 lbs.

The following are preferred:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree inAgriculture, Agribusiness, Biology, or related field

  • Previous experience in a productionoperation environment

  • Previous experience in leading agroup or team

  • A Registered Seed Technologist (RST)certificate

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-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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