Production Technician - Corteva

Corteva Agriscience, Cherokee Seed Production Facility

5311 Hwy 7, Aurelia, IA 51005 712-434-5901 ext#115

 While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. 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. Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our soybean production facility in Cherokee, IA. We welcome applicants from all industry backgrounds with stable employment history, great work ethic, and an eagerness to learn!  Come join our team in an industry that provides amazing challenges and a variety of work and enjoy top pay, top benefits, and a great work environment. We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us. We have a clean, high-quality facility and commit to the safety of all our team members, so we ensure employees go home safely to their families each day.

Benefits:

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.
  • Earn wages starting at $19-24 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
  • And much, much more!
Desired Qualifications:

Qualifications/Requirements- Who You Are:

What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • You have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • You have a high attention to detail.
  • You must possess a valid driver’s license, so you will be able drive company vehicles when needed and may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in the future.
  • You are willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse). You enjoy working hard and staying busy.
  • You want to work for a company where you can make a difference. Growing your skills and career are extremely important and with a company like Corteva you have the opportunity to do that.
  • You are willing and able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
    • Climb and/or work in elevated areas. 
    • Stand and sit for extended periods.
    • Work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions.
    • Lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.
  • When you see a problem, you look for a way to suggest fixing it; you’re solution focused. 
  • 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.
  • You are willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work required to meet business needs during peak seasons. 
  • You are willing and able to work shift work as needed.

 Preferences: 

  • 1+ years of on-the-job experience in manufacturing, production, operations, agriculture or related filed OR an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Strong working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of general agriculture, production agriculture and production plant operations.
  • Knowledge of field equipment, agriculture equipment and fork trucks.
  • Computer systems and tools knowledge.
  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Teamwork skills.

Application Instructions:

Apply Online at https://careers.corteva.com Search by city, we are listed under Cherokee

Questions call the Cherokee location at 712-434-5901 ext#115

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:


Duties:

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.

  • Harvest activities such as preparation, receiving, pre-cleaning etc.
  • Conditioning activities such as gravity operation, packaging, 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.

Location: Cherokee, IA

Type: Full time

Shift: 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. Then we stagger down shifts the remaining months of the year.

Open: Thursday January 21st

Close: Friday May 21st 2021

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