DescriptionWho are we, and what do we do?At Corteva Agriscience, we grow progress by putting farmers and consumers at the heart of agriculture, to help reshape the industry for the 21st century. We believe that the future of farming depends on aligning the food chain from end to end, so that we can work together to build agriculture into an industry that is more financially secure, sustainable, innovative and responsive. We are helping to shape an industry better able to understand and react to global market demands, that can effectively harness science, technology and innovation to optimize productivity, and which has the know-how and resources to help chart its own long-term success in the face of challenge and change.Community:We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our Durant, IA production facility. We welcome applicants from all industry backgrounds with stable employment history, great work ethic, and an eagerness to learn! If you want to work at a fantastic, clean, safe facility that always provides amazing challenges and variety of work for you to tackle with a great team, then this is the place for you. What we do offers the opportunity for career growth and learning and goes way outside the box of widget manufacturing.The Durant production location runs various production schedules during peak season, September through March each year. This includes, but is not limited to the following:24/7 operations, running 12 hour shifts (3 days on, 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off) rotating days and nights every 2 weeks.24/5 or 24/6 operations, running three 8 hour shifts (5-6 days per week, with 1-2 days off) rotating shifts every 2 weeks.During off-peak months, April through August, the site staggers down to an 8 hour day shift schedule with occasional overtime when needed. This provides a much better work-life balance than other manufacturing roles and opportunities!Benefits:Lets peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva! Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.Wages starting at $19-21 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.And much, much more! Responsibilities
What You Will Do:How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!Harvest activities such as preparation, sorting, drying, etc.Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravity operation, bagging, palletizing, etc.Return and rework activities.Field management activities such as scouting, field maintenance.Warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.Gathering data for future aid in continuous improvement projects.Various other duties as assigned by supervisor.QualificationsRequirements
Who You Are:What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?You love variety of tasks as well as enjoy working hard and staying busy!You want to work somewhere doing something where you can make a difference in the world!Growing your skills and your career is extremely important to you and youre looking for a company like Corteva where you have the opportunity to do just that!You have your High School Diploma or GED.When you see a problem, you look for a way to fix it, youre solutions focused.You have a valid drivers license, so you will be able to drive company vehicles on-assignment when needed, like field inspections or detassling in the summer.You value the safety of yourself and your co-workers and will eagerly participate in safe work practices, on-the-job safety, and work safety programs.Chilly warehouse? Dusty field inspections? No problem! You love to get out there and be in the heart of operations with your team and work hard!You always are willing to help out and physical work isnt a problem for youPassing by a team member struggling to lift something? Safety is your top priority and you are willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations to help your colleague and/or perform necessary job tasks!You understand that the companys viability and performance is directly tied to your job security, so you are willing and able to work shift work and overtime including nights and weekends to meet business needs during peak season.You always put your best foot forward and have great attention to detail, so you have submitted your updated resume with your application to this opportunity.Preferences
It Would Be Great If You: Have two or more years of on-the-job manufacturing, operations, production, agriculture, or related experience.Are Associates or Bachelor Degreed.Have working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.You have some form of leadership experience.You have general agriculture knowledge and/or experience.You have experience with field equipment, agriculture equipment and Fork Trucks.Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!