Local Community & The Role:
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. Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Production Specialist to support our field and production operations in Princeton, IL. Come join our industry leading and market shaping company to be part of helping to feed the world! At the Princeton site, you can be sure that your work will always be rewarding and challenging. With the seasonal nature of our business, the Production Specialist's responsibilities will follow the processing of the crop, providing a variety in tasks that will never get boring. We welcome candidates from all industry backgrounds who value safety, are computer savvy, and are interested in plant and field operations. Grow what matters to you in your career with us, apply online today!
$750 SIGN ON BONUS!
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.
Earn competitive wages!
And much, much more!
Responsibilities - What You Will Do:
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
Perform a variety of tasks associated with general plant operations and field activities that will evolve with each season throughout the year.
In early spring, allocate parent seed and create a system to track fields and materials in inventory, allocated and shipped.
During summer field season, manage 1099 and H2A contractors for detasseling and roguing work. This entails recruiting contractors, contract preparation, assigning daily work, entering payments and coaching on safety and quality.
Maintain positive working relationship with contractors, seed field inspectors and growers which may include mediating disputes and conflict resolution.
In the fall, dispatch truck fleet and facilitate efficient communication during harvest season to coordinate movement of corn between fields and production sites. 12 hour shifts and weekend work will be required during harvest (September/October)
In the winter, packaging and warehousing activities may including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, palletizing, re-work, color sorting, and lab work.
During peak packaging season (Nov-Feb), shift work in the production plant will be required. The Princeton production plant runs a 16/5, 20/5, or 24/5 schedule based on global demand. Shifts rotate every two weeks and hours can be 8 to 12, depending on which schedule is utilized.
Collaborate with site production, agronomy and administrative team.
Create, develop, and maintain data entry processes for field agronomy, as well as plant operations and harvest activities.
Handle daily transactions with high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Prepare correspondence, documents and reports.
Support Continuous Improvement activities around Safety, Quality, and Productivity.
Utilize systems such as SAP/R3 as a fundamental basis of performing job.
Perform other duties as assigned by the leadership team.
Requirements - Who You Are:
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
You love agriculture and you are passionate about playing your part in seeding and feeding the world!
When you see a problem, what you notice is the opportunity to find and implement a solution!
You love working in fast-paced environments and are skilled at managing multiple tasks and priorities successfully.
You can easily relate to people, and you apply that skill set to effectively working with customers, peers, and all other stakeholders.
You have your High School diploma/GED or higher.
You have experience with technology - iPads, computers, Microsoft Office, etc.
You have a valid driver's license, so you will be able to drive company vehicles on-assignment when needed, like field inspections or detasseling in the summer.
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.
Chilly warehouse? Dusty field inspections? No problem! You love to get out there and be in the heart of operations with your team and work hard!
You always are willing to help out and physical work isn't a problem for you...Passing by a team member struggling to lift something? Safety is your top priority and you are willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations to help your colleague and/or perform necessary job tasks!
You understand that the company's viability and performance is directly tied to your job security, so you are willing and able to work shift work and overtime including nights and weekends to meet business needs during peak season.
You always put your best foot forward and have great attention to detail, so you have submitted your updated resume with your application to this opportunity.
Preferences - It Would Be Great If You Have:
Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.
Two years of on-the-job related agricultural, production, or manufacturing experience.
Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations.
Knowledge of agriculture plant & field equipment.
You have strong seed corn experience.
Knowledge of SAP (R3) & Warehouse Management
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