Production Technician - Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience, Cherokee Seed Production Facility

5311 Hwy 7, Aurelia, IA 51005

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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, to come grow their career with us! 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 seasons 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. As heavy production demands decrease we move the team back to a day shift only schedule. Come join our team in an industry that provides amazing challenges and a variety of work, you will  enjoy top pay, top benefits, and a great work environment.

*Please note there is NO relocation allowance or visa sponsorship available for this position.



Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Earn wages starting at $21-24 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits; new hires start with 4 weeks off each year. We also have excellent 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.
  • 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.
  • You are willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse). You enjoy working hard and staying busy.
  • 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.



  • 1+ years of on-the-job experience in manufacturing, production, operations, or agriculture.
  • Strong working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Basic computer knowledge.

Application Instructions:

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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. 


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, receiving, pre-cleaning etc.
  • Conditioning activities such as gravity operation, packaging, palletizing, etc.
  • Box Wash, Return and rework activities.
  • Field management activities such as scouting, field maintenance.
  • Warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.
  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Type: Full time

Open: Friday January 20th

Close: Tuesday March 28th 2023

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