Production Technician

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DuPont Pioneer has an 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
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 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 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
Willingness to work shifts
Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Teamwork skills
General computer 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
Job: Production & Maintenance
Primary Location: North America-USA-Iowa-Algona
Organization: Pioneer
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED ( 11 years)
Job Posting: Apr 3, 2014, 10:17:53 AM
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Entry Level
Req ID: PRO00003273

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