Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont is seeking Production Technicians to join our team at the St. Joseph, IL commercial corn production facility. At our St. Joseph facility, we value teamwork and safety. Our team is like a family and whoever joins us can be sure that they will be welcomed into a group of individuals who work together, are fair and equitable, and support each other! We are in a fantastic location, within 10 minutes of a university town and within commutable distance of urban metropolises, while also offering the charm and benefits of a small-town atmosphere.
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont offers 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! 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. Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration.
In the role as a Production Technician, 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 leading a team of people in setting up and monitoring highly automated equipment for various processes such as harvest, conditioning, treating, and packing.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Harvest activities such as preparation, receiving, unloading, sampling, sorting, shelling etc.
Plant operation activities such as pre-cleaning, conditioning, sizing, treating, packaging, palletizing, etc.
Field management activities such as 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, etc.
The following are required:
High School diploma or equivalent
Two years of on-the-job related experience
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 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 complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting
Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks
Willingness and ability to work day and night shifts on our rotation schedule
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