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Job Title: Production Operator
Location: Valdosta, GA, South United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Description


The Role & Local Community:
We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
 
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.
 
Our Crop Protection Manufacturing site located in Valdosta, GA has an exciting opportunity for Production Operators to join Corteva Agriscience. Corteva is now offering a $750 Sign-On Bonus for this opportunity!! In this role, you will operate the processes of the manufacturing unit to meet safety, environmental, production, yield, and quality requirements.  As you move through levels of responsibility to fulfil the role of a Production Operator, your opportunity to grow and develop your career with our business increases! At the Valdosta Crop Protection production facility, we are committed to looking for solutions in everything we do.  Our mission calls for using innovation to solve problems, reduce operating costs, improve reliability, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our “Let’s Solve” manifesto reminds us of our purpose and the value of our work. We welcome operations, manufacturing, production and military candidates from all industry background with stable work history and an eagerness to learn to apply. Previous military experience is incredibly relevant to our business and operations, too, so if you’re a veteran, thank you for your service and we’d love to speak with you. Apply online today!
 
Benefits:
Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
 
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  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.
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  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
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  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.
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  • And much, much more!
 
Responsibilities – What You Will Do:
 
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  • How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
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  • Take and record process data (pressure, temperature, flow rates, etc.) in order to monitor and evaluate process status.
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  • Read, interpret, and follow oral and written instructions such as operations' guidelines, plant orders, standard operating conditions, and operating procedures in order to properly operate the unit.
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  • Follow all prescribed safety and environmental practices and procedures in order to prevent injuries, prevent incidents, and ensure compliance with all environmental regulations.
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  • Select and wear proper personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed shoes, fall protection equipment, hearing protection, respiratory equipment, etc.) in order to prevent personal injury.
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  • Operate process equipment using varied process controls such as manual, pneumatic, PLC and HMI systems in order to keep the process operating under normal conditions.
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  • Connect process and utility hoses with or without tools as appropriate while wearing the necessary personal protective equipment in order to maintain the correct flow of the process.
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  • Perform minor maintenance work using hand tools in order to maintain equipment.
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  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts.
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  • Operate process equipment such as mills, fillers, valves, pumps, etc. in order to make quality product and meet business needs.
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  • Collect and analyze process samples using lab methods and equipment for process control in order to verify product quality.
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  • Perform routine inspections on safety equipment, ladders, and process equipment in order to ensure that they are maintained in good working order.
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  • Keep work area clean and orderly in order to prevent safety hazards.
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  • Use computer based communications, data-tracking and reporting systems such as, e-mail, Hazcom, SAP, etc. in order to monitor process data, access information and initiate work systems.
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  • Actively participates in continuous improvement processes in order to improve the manufacturing process.
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  • Serve as operations' representative for Process Hazards Analysis in order to provide operations point of view into the process.
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  • Interact with maintenance personnel in order to repair/adjust process equipment in an expedient and effective manner.

Qualifications


Requirements – Who You Are:
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
 
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  • You value learning and growing and are looking for a career where you can grow what matters!
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  • When a problem occurs, you look for a solution to fix it!
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  • You value working as a team, are proactive, communicate concerns, and are accepting of change.
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  • You have a High School Diploma/GED or higher.
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  • You have 2-3 years of related work experience in manufacturing, production, operations, warehousing, military operations, or a related field.
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  • Retrieving or entering data into a database? Navigating the internet for safety training? using Outlook for office communication? No problem! You are comfortable with computers and have basic Microsoft Office and computer skills.
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  • You are comfortable with basic mathematical equations and can add, subtract, multiply, and divide using percentages and decimals to utilize the Metric/English system for measurement.
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  • You are a clear communicator and work effectively with others. You can read, comprehend, and follow oral and written procedures and instructions.
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  • You are ready to get to work, are comfortable with physical labor, as well as heights, and you are willing and able to perform the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
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  • Work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures.
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  • Climb stairs and/or work in elevated areas.
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  • Stand and walk for extended periods (i.e. 7-9+ hours per day).
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  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as respirators, hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, and steel-toed safety shoes.
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  • Complete work that involves repetitive motion (i.e. bending/stooping/kneeling) and/or repetitive lifting with or without reasonable accommodation.
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  • You are comfortable with physical labor and heights and are willing and able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
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  • Climb stairs/ladders and work high off the ground while using all fall-protection equipment and protocols.
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  • Work in compact and confined spaces, while following proper confined space entry protocol.
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  • Respond to emergencies as part of the Fire Brigade Team, which includes using safe techniques to use rescue and fire suppression equipment (e.g. ladders, hoses, etc.), don full-body Fire Retardant gear, and use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
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  • Safely drive/operate a forklift, manlift, scissor lift, or motor vehicle.
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  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
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  • 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, including wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) daily, including half and full-space respirators when needed.
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  • Work in inclement weather conditions? No problem! You love to get out there and work hard in different environments! You are also willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation.
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  • You understand that delivering to our customers on-time keeps us viable and are willing and able to work a rotating shift (i.e. 8, 10, 12 hour rotating shifts)  and work overtime hours including weekend/holiday work required during seasonal peaks to support achieving those goals.
 
Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:
 
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  • An Associate’s or Trade/Technical school two year degree.
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  • 5+ years of manufacturing or related experience.
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  • 4+ years of Military experience.
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  • Hazardous materials training.
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  • Forklift Experience and/or Certified.
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  • Candidates with 10+years of manufacturing experience and additional skill set will be considered with compensation.
 
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career?  Submit your application to be part of the  Valdosta, GA team today!
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Job Post Date: 09/04/20
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