DuPont Production Technician in Princeton, Illinois

Production Technician (Job Number: 197220W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our Princeton, IL production facility. Princeton is a clean, family friendly and safe community as is reflected in our production plant where you will join a close team of professionals that will welcome you like family. We are located 50 miles north of Peoria, and are a diverse high energy team who thrives on continuous improvement. If you are a natural leader, loves challenging the status quo and are independently driven, this is the place for you!

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers excellent benefits including a very strong 401K matching plan, health insurance, 15 days of PTO, variable bonus program and many more benefits for you and your family! Come grow your career with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™!

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.No day is the same as the duties of your role will vary throughout the year due to the seasonal demands of our business.

During peak season (September – January), the Princeton facility operates on a 20/5 schedule with option for 20/6 depending on business needs. Employees may be required to work on a rotational shift during this time.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvest activities such as preparation, sorting,drying, etc.

  • Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravityoperation, packaging, palletizing, etc.

  • Return and rework activities

  • Field management activities such as scouting, fieldmaintenance

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

  • Gathering data for future aid in continuous improvementprojects

  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor


The following are required:

  • High School diploma or GED

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

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and may berequired to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in the future

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

  • Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevatedareas; standing and sitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors inhot, cold, wet and dry conditions

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and completework that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hoursincluding weekend work required during seasonal peaks

The following are preferred:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S,Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work are a plus

  • SAP or related software experience

  • WMS experience

  • Knowledge of field equipment desired

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

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-Illinois-Princeton

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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