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Production Technician

Company: Corteva, Inc.
Location: Dysart
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:



At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come! No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture - solving the world's food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician at our Dysart, IA production location, where we challenge ourselves year-round to find innovative ways to serve our customers. This multi-crop facility offers a variety of tasks and activities, enabling you the opportunity to enjoy a change of pace throughout the year while always advancing your skillset! We take great pride in the quality of work performed at the Dysart site and the safety of all our team members. We are looking for candidates from all industries who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have a stable work history.

Benefits - Part of what makes Corteva a great place to work:

* Competitive wages from $19 - $22 per hour based on qualifications, education, and experience.
* Strong work-life balance opportunities with robust time off benefits; new hires start with 4 weeks off each year. We also have 10 paid holidays, excellent paid maternity, paternity and family illness leave.
* Prepare for your future with our generous 401K retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
* Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your VERY FIRST day of employment.
* And much, much more!

Responsibilities - What you can expect:

* Harvest activities such seed sampling, truck unloading and equipment operation.
* Production activities such as seed conditioning, treating, packaging, rework, labeling and quality inspections.
* Warehousing activities utilizing forklifts to collect samples, pool products, sort returns and loading trucks.
* Field activities such as scouting, inspections and managing logistics.
* Use of automation and computerized systems to perform work tasks (computers and iPads).
* Basic preventative maintenance activities where you will learn to inspect equipment to ensure reliability.
* Training and collaborative oversight of new and seasonal workers.
* Various other duties as assigned by supervisor that will help us meet the needs of our customers and support the overall wellbeing of our location.
* Continuous building of your personal skillset through goal planning, team building and inclusion activities where success is not only measured by what we do, but how we do it.


Requirements - Who You Are:

* You value health and safety! You will always work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures to ensure you and your colleagues go home safely every day.
* You take pride in your work! You are detail focused and care about the quality of the products you are producing as well as the work environment.
* You care about your coworkers! You recognize the value of a respectful, diverse and inclusive work environment, and strive to help fellow team members to succeed.
* You value working as a team! You engage in constructive conversations, communicate concerns, and are accepting of change.
* You are positive! You find ways to pull the best out of situations and do not allow setbacks to deter you from promoting an upbeat tone with your coworkers.
* You have proactive work ethic! You automatically manage your time to ensure you are contributing to the team in a productive manner.
* You seek innovation! You are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and enjoy solving problems.
* You have your High School Diploma or GED.
* You are seasoned in the working-world and/or have at least two years of education in operations, manufacturing, agriculture or warehousing.
* You have a valid driver's license, so you can drive a company vehicle to field locations when needed.
* You don't mind working in different environments and are willing to get the job done in a variety of weather conditions.
* You are also willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with or without reasonable accommodation.
* You understand that delivering to our customers on-time keeps our company viable. You are willing and able to work a rotating shift and overtime hours as needed. You accept that weekend work may be required during seasonal peaks to achieve our goals.

Preferences - It would be great if you have:

* Computer aptitude including the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
* SAP or similar enterprise management system experience.
* Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.
* Forklift operation experience.
* General knowledge or experience in the agriculture industry or manufacturing/production environment.

If you are ready to continuously improve your abilities and build yourself for future leadership roles, then start by applying to this opportunity today!

* Please note there is NO relocation allowance or visa sponsorship available for this position.

Corteva Agriscience--- is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

* Accessibility Page for Contact Information
* For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Corteva, Inc., Cedar Rapids , Production Technician, Professions , Dysart, Iowa

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