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Corteva Agriscience Production Shift Supervisor in Algona, Iowa


Are you ready to grow your career and take on a new challenge as a leader? If so, our Production Shift Supervisor position may be the perfect opportunity for you. Here at Corteva Agriscience, we are growing what's next by building the future of agriculture - leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of both science and technology (that's where you come in!) that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of mankind.

About the Role:

As the Production Shift Supervisor, you will supervise, lead and coordinate the activities of a team of Production Technicians on a given shift. You will monitor daily plant activities and ensure time, quality and productivity commitments are met. Utilize your organizational skills by managing work processes and balancing workloads. Supporting a team of technicians, you will capitalize on your leadership skills by hiring, training and motivating employees. This position works across the location; however, you will focus on several specific areas (conditioning, treating and packaging, etc.) as a process expert. The duties of your role will vary throughout the year due to the seasonal demands of our business. Get a jump start on your career through this opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge.

This role will be on-site at our Corteva location in Algona, IA.

VISA Sponsorship not offered for this role.

What you will do:

  • Review production schedules and allocate team members to complete schedules and ensure production expectations are met.

  • Ensure employees are properly trained. Analyze and resolve problems or assist workers in resolving problems. Provide coaching and feedback to workers.

  • Accountable for conditioning, treating and packaging operations on an assigned shift. Monitor product quality and ensure activities meet the needs of the Quality Plan.

  • Monitor safety and productivity and ensure the team is executing at the highest level to meet the needs of the business.

  • Manage your team with respect to hiring, employee performance and compensation and rewards recommendations.

  • Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with plant personnel, employees from other Corteva plants or departments, growers, vendors, etc. Work with other leaders to coordinate workflow and resources between departments.

  • Provide input for workforce planning and development, scheduling, and development of annual business plan. Complete and maintain appropriate records, documents, and reports.


What is required from you?

(Equivalent years of education and experience will be considered)

  • College Degree is highly preferred

  • 3-5 years of leadership or supervisory experience in operations or warehouse is preferred

  • 3-5 years of coaching experience (including training and counseling others.) is preferred

  • Able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent at problem solving and analysis skills.

  • Able to adjust to changing conditions, prioritize and manage work processes and workforce flexibility

  • Basic PC skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing Methodology experience is preferred.

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse - hot, cold, dust, etc.).

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Willing and able to work rotating shift schedule and overtime hours during seasonal peaks (including weekends, nights, and holidays).

  • Ag knowledge/background is highly preferred

Benefits - How We'll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills

  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place

  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays

  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father

  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program

  • Learn more about our total rewards package here - Corteva Benefits (

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Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. 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. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.