DuPont Production Technician in Princeton, Illinois

Production Technician (Job Number: 191840W-01)


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our Princeton, IL 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 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.

During peak season (September through January), the Princeton facility operates on a 20/5 schedule with an option of 20/6 depending on demand signals. Employees may be required to work on a rotational shift during this time.

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


The following are required:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Two years of on-the-job or related production, operations, manufacturing, oragriculture experience

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and may be required to obtain aCommercial 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 andsitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dryconditions

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

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend workrequired during seasonal peaks

The following are preferred:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, ContinuousImprovement and Standardized Work are a plus

  • SAP or related software experience

  • WMS experience

  • Knowledge of field equipment desired

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Teamwork skills

Primary Location: NA-United States-Illinois-Princeton

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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