Field and Plant Operations Technician
Are you searching for a career that offers variety and opportunity? Come join the Corteva Agriscience?, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont? at our Princeton, IL production facility. We are seeking candidates from all industry backgrounds who value safety and are interested in manufacturing and field operations for our Field and Production Operations Technician opening. Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration. This is a unique and critical facility within Corteva, supplying hybrid corn seed to customers on the global market. We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard and have stable work history. The Princeton site has semi-autonomous work teams implemented, so this is the perfect site for top performing candidates who are looking to launch their careers.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 be responsible for field operations in a region from April to August and plant operations from September to March each year. This position requires you to work equally well independently and in a team environment.Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to the following:?Field map preparation; seed field management activities such as parent seed planning, scouting, field maintenance, roguing, IPM, etc.?Maintain a positive working relationship with growers, roguing crews, and seed field inspectors which may include scheduling when to enter fields?Harvest activities such as preparation, final field inspections (such as IPM, field inspections, sampling, etc.), receiving, drying and shelling, etc.?Bagging, palletizing and rework activities?Field management activities such as scouting and field maintenance?Warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.?Gathering data for future aid in continuous improvement projects?May perform preventative maintenance and repairs?Handle a high volume of complex activities?Compliance and support of all safety initiatives and programs?Meet demands in timely fashion while maintaining a high degree of accuracy?Various other duties as assigned by supervisorQualifications:The following are required:?High School Diploma/GED?A valid driver?s license?Strong computer skills?Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse)?Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods?Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions?Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting?Willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks?Excellent time management?Ability to prioritize tasks?Ability to work in a diverse team environment?Effective working independently and in teamsThe following are preferred:?Associates degree or higher related to agriculture?Previous training on field inspection?Certified Pesticide Applicator license?Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations?Knowledge of field equipment and techniques (irrigation, scouting, combine settings, etc.)?Ability to provide necessary training and supervise/coach others?Digital Agriculture experience?Agronomic knowledge and/or experience?Forklift experience?Experience with safety programs?Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized WorkWe 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.Apply for this job.