Plant Operations Summer Student Assistant
The Plant Operations Summer Student Assistant will support safe, effective and efficient management of seed production processes (soybeans, corn, and wheat). This role is designed for college students between their Sophomore and Junior year of a 4 year degree program.
Work assignments may include updating documentation on action plans related to business improvement and productivity initiatives; working with the maintenance department on records management and understanding equipment maintenance, repair, and utilization; assisting in capital investment projects and working with contractors; updating safety training documents and records.
DuPont Pioneer (www.pioneer.com/careers) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world???s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success???. Qualifications:The preferred candidate will be pursuing a 4 year degree in agricultural systems technology, industrial technology, operations management, agriculture engineering, industrial engineering, occupational safety and health, supply chain management or related field with a broad interest in the agriculture industry. Strong communication skills (oral and written), teamwork and leadership skills, strong computer and analytical skills are required. Potential candidates should possess: the ability to work effectively within a team environment; lead and influence teams/projects; and the ability work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment. Willingness to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse) and possess strong safety habits.
Other requirements include: the ability to work in plant manufacturing environment, have limited exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, temperature variation; moderate lifting – 50-100 lbs, ability to work long days during peak seasons. Must also be willing to travel between production locations and company headquarters as needed.