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Corteva Agriscience Research Associate - Safety and Training Coordinator in Des Moines, Iowa


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate – Safety & Training Coordinator , based in Johnston, IA.

Who 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.

The Safety and Training Coordinator will work closely with site management to ensure the safety culture, programs, and documentation meets the company standards. The Coordinator will work closely with the site operation managers and supervisors to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are documented, accurate, and meet the company minimum standards. They will also guarantee these controlled documents are loaded into the company's database and appropriately assigned to the local staff for further training. The Coordinator will also ensure the seasonal contract workers are trained on the SOP documents as needed and track such training. The Coordinator will work closely with site leadership to forecast seasonal contract labor needs and will communicate with necessary contract agencies to ensure the needed staff is on site and trained as the production workload requires the extra staff. The Coordinator will be responsible for on-boarding the new seasonal labor which includes day-one safety training and general training on the warehouse processes. They will work closely with the production supervisors to ensure safety and hands-on training has been completed for the production areas of the warehouse and they will track such training. The coordinator is expected to work closely with the seasonal contract labor and serve as their manager which includes: scheduling, time entry verification, employee training, and employee satisfaction. The Safety and Training Coordinator is also expected to spend a portion of their time working in various production areas of the warehouse, as time allows, in order to remain connected to the processes and activities.


  • Train and manage temporary/seasonal labor

  • Ensure all employee training programs are adequate and up-to-date

  • Assist in day-to-day computer related activities

  • Attend regional safety meetings as needed

  • Lead the site's safety committee

  • Prepare, document, and train on site's standard operating procedures

  • Assist in future projects and perform other duties as requested

  • Ensure that facility safety policies are communicated, followed, and enforced

  • Ensure that facility security policies are communicated, followed, and enforced



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

The following are required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communication, Business, or a related field

  • Strong verbal and written skills

  • Exceptional training abilities and be able to tailor the training to the individual

  • Be a coachable employee and have the ability to take constructive feedback

  • Willingness to work irregular and overtime hours as needed

  • Exceptional teamwork and leadership skills

  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access

  • Show a willingness to learn new skills and understand new processes

The following are preferred:

  • Familiarity with production agriculture or seed production a plus

  • Understanding of supply chain logistics with the ability to alter processes to gain efficiencies


Let’s 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

  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

Start by applying to this opportunity today!


Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, 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: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here