DuPont Production Operator in Cherokee, Iowa

Production Operator (Job Number: 200340W-01)

Description

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ 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! We have a clean, high-quality facility and commit to the safety of all our team members, so we ensure employees go home safety to their families each day.

We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for employees who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have stable work history. Candidates from all industry backgrounds are encouraged to apply! Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes strong wages ($19.00-$24.00/hr. based on experience), 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. Then we stagger down shifts the remaining months of the year.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Qualifications

The following are required:

  • High School diploma/GED

  • Updated resume attached to application online

  • 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 to 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 accommodation.

  • 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

  • Minimum of one year 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

  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations desired

  • Knowledge of field equipment desired

  • Computer systems and tools knowledge

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cherokee

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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