DuPont Production Technician in St. Joseph, Illinois

Production Technician (Job Number: 194987W-01)

Description

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our St. Joseph, IL corn 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 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. At this site, during our peak packaging portion of the year, we run operations on a 24/7 schedule with four shift teams on 12 hour shifts using a 4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off rotation.

Other responsibilities 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

Qualifications

The following arerequired:

  • High School diploma orequivalent

  • Two years of on-the-job orrelated agricultural experience

  • Must possess a valid driver'slicense and may be required to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL)in the future

  • 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 completework that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • Willingness and ability to workovertime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks

  • Willingness and ability to workday and night shifts on our rotation schedule

The following arepreferred:

  • 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

  • Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication 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-St. Joseph

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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