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Production Technician


Durant, IA, Midwest United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Full Time

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!!!Now Offering $2500 Sign-On Bonus!!!
Wages starting at $20.00 per hour

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. We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician at our Durant, Iowa production location. We stay busy and challenged year-round with a diversity of tasks and activities! We take pride in the quality of our work and the safety of all our team members. 

We welcome candidates from all industry backgrounds who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for candidates who take the initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have a stable work history.

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

  • Enjoy competitive wages starting at $20 per hour based upon education, qualifications, and overall experience 
  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits; new hires start with 4 weeks off each year! In addition, we offer excellent maternity, paternal, and family illness leave.
  • Prepare for your future with our generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your VERY FIRST day of employment
  • And much, much more!

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, seed sampling, truck unloading, and other processes including leading work areas
  • Production activities such as seed conditioning, treating, packaging, rework, etc.
  • Product return and sorting activities
  • Field activities such as scouting, inspection and managing logistics.
  • Use of automation and computerized systems to perform work tasks (computers and iPads)
  • Warehousing activities include forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.
  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor


Requirements - Who You Are:
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • You have your High School Diploma or GED, OR are willing and able to obtain your GED within a specified time frame of hire as a condition of employment 
  • You have a proactive work ethic and good time management skills!
  • You value health and safety! You will always work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures to ensure you and your colleagues go home safely every day
  • You look at problems to find a solution and love solving them!
  • You value working as a team, are proactive, communicate concerns, and are accepting of change
  • You are comfortable with technology and possess good computer aptitude including the use of Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and are willing and able to learn other company specific applications as required  
  • You can work independently, multitask, and maintain an organized workplace
  • You have work experience and/or have at least one (1) year of education in operations, manufacturing, agriculture, or warehousing
  • You possess a valid US Driver’s License 
  • Chilly warehouse? Dusty fields? No problem! You love to get out there and work hard in different environments!
  • You are willing and able to lift up to (fifty) 50 lbs., and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with or without reasonable accommodation
  • You understand that delivering to our customers on time keeps us viable, so you are willing and able to work a rotating shift, overtime hours and weekends when necessary to support achieving those goals.

Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work
  • Forklift operation experience

Work Authorization & Relocation:

  • No Visa Sponsorship offered or available for this position 
  • No relocation allowance offered or available for this position 

Site Dedicated (100% at Corteva location):

  • This role will be on-site at our Corteva location

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! 

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Job Post Date: 09/24/21
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