DuPont Machine Operator ($750 Sign-On Bonus) in Woodland, California

Machine Operator ($750 Sign-On Bonus) (Job Number: 190794W-01)


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for Machine Operators to join our company at our sunflower crop Woodland, CA 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, field activities, and maintenance 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, sizing, treating, and packing.

During peak season (August-April) the Woodland production plant runs a 24/6 or 24/7 schedule based on demand. Shift hours rotate and can be 8 to 12 hours depending on which schedule is utilized. Shift schedules include weekend hours during 24/6 and 24/7 production schedules. Schedules are based on demand and vary during different parts of the year.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvest activities such as preparation, drying, stabilization, pre-cleaning etc.

  • Conditioning and packaging activities such as sizing, gravity operation, treating, bagging, palletizing, etc.

  • Preventative maintenance tasks on machines and equipment

  • Return and rework activities

  • Field management activities such as field inspections, isolation management, and 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/GED

  • Minimum of one year of on-the-job experience in manufacturing, production, operations, agriculture or related filed OR an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s 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 lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with or without reasonable accommodation.

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

  • Maintenance and equipment repair experience

  • Written and verbal English fluency

  • Strong computer and computer programs skills

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-California-Woodland

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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