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Corteva Agriscience Production Technician in Cherokee, Iowa


The Role & LocalCommunity:

We care about you and wecare that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comesclose.

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician to join our company at our soybean production facility in Cherokee, IA. We welcome applicants from all industry backgrounds with stable employment history, great work ethic, and an eagerness to learn! Come join our team in an industry that provides amazing challenges and a variety of work and enjoy top pay, top benefits, and a great work environment. We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us. We have a clean, high-quality facility and commit to the safety of all our team members, so we ensure employees go home safely to their families each day.

Never encounter a boring day when you work with us. Our activities and tasks vary with the agricultural season cycle.

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-April) the Cherokee production plant runs a 24/6 or 24/7 schedule based on demand. Shift hours can be 8 to 12 hours depending on which schedule is utilized. Then we stagger down shifts the remaining months of the year.


Let’s peek at how youcan grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-lifebalance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternaland family illness leave.

  • Prepare for your future withour competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program,and more.

  • Enjoy access to health benefitsfor you and your family on your first day of employment.

  • Earn wages starting at $19-24per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

  • And much, much more!

Responsibilities - WhatYou Will Do:

How will you help usgrow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Harvest activities such aspreparation, receiving, pre-cleaning etc.

  • Conditioning activities such asgravity operation, packaging, palletizing, etc.

  • Return and rework activities.

  • Field management activitiessuch as scouting, field maintenance.

  • Warehousing activitiesincluding forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.

  • Gathering data for future aidin continuous improvement projects.

  • Various other duties asassigned by supervisor.


Requirements- Who YouAre:

What expertise have yougrown? What do you bring to the table?

  • You have a High School Diplomaor GED.

  • You have a high attention todetail.

  • You must possess a validdriver’s license, so you will be able drive company vehicles when neededand may be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in thefuture.

  • You are willing and able towork in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse). You enjoy workinghard and staying busy.

  • You want to work for a company whereyou can make a difference. Growing your skills and career are extremelyimportant and with a company like Corteva you have the opportunity to dothat.

  • You are willing and able to dothe following with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Climb and/or work in elevatedareas.

  • Stand and sit for extendedperiods.

  • Work both outdoors and indoorsin hot, cold, wet and dry conditions.

  • Lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Complete work that involvesrepetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.

  • When you see a problem, youlook for a way to suggest fixing it; you’re solution focused.

  • You value the safety ofyourself and your co-workers and will eagerly participate in safe workpractices, on-the-job safety, and work safety programs.

  • You are willing and able towork overtime hours including weekend work required to meet business needsduring peak seasons.

  • You are willing and able towork shift work as needed.


  • 1+ years of on-the-jobexperience in manufacturing, production, operations, agriculture orrelated filed OR an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field ofstudy.

  • Strong working knowledge oflean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement andStandardized Work.

  • Knowledge and/or experience ofgeneral agriculture, production agriculture and production plantoperations.

  • Knowledge of field equipment,agriculture equipment and fork trucks.

  • Computer systems and toolsknowledge.

  • Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication skills.

  • Teamwork skills.

Ready to grow yourperspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here