Production Operator - DuPont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for Production Operators to join our company at our soybean production facility in Cherokee, IA. If you are an A+ team member and performer, come join our team and enjoy top pay, top benefits, and a great work environment! DuPont Pioneer 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!

Never encounter a boring day when you work with us. Our activities and tasks vary with the agricultural season cycle! 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.

During peak season (September-April) the Cherokee production plant runs a 24/6 or 24/7 schedule based on demand. Shift hours can be 8 to 12 hours depending on which schedule is utilized.

Desired Qualifications:

The following are required:

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Minimum of one year of on-the-job experience in manufacturing, production, operations, agriculture or related field OR an Associates or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study
  • Computer systems and tools knowledge
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in the future
  • 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 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 with or without reasonable accomodation.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks

The following are preferred:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work are a plus
  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations desired
  • Knowledge of field equipment desired
  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Teamwork skills

Application Instructions:

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvest activities such as preparation, receiving, pre-cleaning etc.
  • Conditioning activities such as gravity operation, bagging, palletizing, etc.
  • Return and rework activities

Location: Cherokee County

Wage: $19-$24/hr to start, depending on experience


Close: Thursday May 31st 2018

Date Posted: Thursday February 8th 2018

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