Production Operator

Job Description

Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont is seeking Production Operators 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. 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. 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.
At this site, during our peak packaging portion of the year, we run operations on a 24/7 schedule with four shift teams on 12 hour shifts using a 4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off rotation. During spring and summer months we stagger down to one day shift team. 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, 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

Job Qualifications

The following are required:
High School diploma or equivalent 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 Teamwork skills
We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.
At Corteva Agriscience , we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the
intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty
products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the
needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www. dow-dupont. com.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials
Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies.
Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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