Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting opportunity for a Production Operator to join our company at our Doniphan, NE production facility. We offer all the benefits that a Fortune 500 company has to offer while also providing a small town atmosphere, and a community feel. The inclusive, motivated team in Doniphan offers a safe and innovative work environment that allows for personal and professional growth. We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for candidates 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 starting wages ranging from $18.50 to $21 per hour based on qualifications, education, and experience. We also offer an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!
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-March) this plant runs a 24/6 or a 24/7 schedule based on demand. Shift hours can be 8 or 12 hours depending on which schedule is utilized.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Harvest activities such as preparation, sorting, drying, etc.
Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravity operation, packaging, palletizing, etc.
Return and rework activities
Field management activities such as scouting
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
The following are required:
High School diploma/GED
1+ year of work experience in manufacturing, production, operations, agriculture, or related field
Ability to use computers and Microsoft Office
Must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in the future
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 a variety of 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 and shift work 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
Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations desired
Knowledge of field equipment desired
Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Strong computer skills