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Production Technician - United States  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Job Description

DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company 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 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. This particular role will require working with seed growers in the fields during the summer, as well as planting and detasseling.
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 equivalent
  • Two years of on-the-job or related agricultural experience
  • 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
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

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.