DuPont Production Technician in Hedrick, Iowa

Production Technician (Job Number: PRO00008095)


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company. DuPont Pioneer 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!

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.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvest activities such as preparation, sorting, drying, etc.

  • Conditioning activities such as sizing, gravity operation, bagging, 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

  • Compliance with ISO Work Instructions and Quality Plan requirements

  • Meet demands in timely fashion while maintaining seed quality and supporting DuPont Production System and LEAN Manufacturing


The following are required:

  • High School diploma/GED equivalent + one+ year of related agricultural or manufacturing experience; OR Associate’s degree or higher education

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

  • 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 lift up to 60 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • Willing and able to work shift work including nights and weekends

The following are preferred:

  • Two+ years of manufacturing or ag related experience

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work

  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations

  • Experience with automation equipment

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Experience in Enterprise Software such as SAP or Oracle (or related software)

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Hedrick

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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