DuPont Area Team Lead in Worthington, Indiana

Area Team Lead (Job Number: 017471W-01)


DuPont Pioneer has an opportunity for an Area Team Lead at our Worthington, IN production facility. 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 utilize your leadership skills by leading, coordinating and working in all positions of Plant Operations. You will assist Technicians in multiple production, warehouse, field and logistic areas on a single shift to ensure that production goals are accomplished. You will also encourage and enforce safety operations on site.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the oversight of receiving, conditioning, bagging and warehousing operations to maximize material flow and process efficiencies.

  • Monitor product quality and ensure activities meet the requirements of the Quality Plans.

  • Ensure direct materials are available for process orders.

  • Help manage bulk and bagged seed inventories and assist with product movement activities.

  • Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of the workplace.

  • Ensure operator preventative maintenance tasks are completed timely.

  • Ensure employees are properly trained on job duties and equipment as assigned.

  • Support forward plans of oncoming shift and work with other leaders to coordinate workflow and allocation of resources between shifts and departments.

  • Assist Supervisors when planning capital or focused improvement projects, as well as workforce planning, development and scheduling.

  • Complete and maintain records, documents and reports.

  • Will work as Production Technician as needed and directed.

  • Foster harmonious communications within the shift and between shifts.

  • Duties and responsibilities will evolve throughout the crop year.


The following are required:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 2-4 years of on the job agricultural experience that includes supervisory or leadership experience.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Finger dexterity for using a keyboard.

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse).

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions.

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.

  • Willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks and different shifts, as needed.

  • Ability to manage work processes, balance workload, train and motivate people.

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.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Indiana-Worthington

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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