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Production Technician - United States  

Dupont Biosciences (company)


Posted on : 04 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • Our company  has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company. 
  • 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

Job Qualifications
The following are required:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and manufacturing/agriculture related experience 
  • 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 
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks

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