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Corteva Agriscience Area Team Lead in Hedrick, Iowa


!!!Now Offering $2,500 Sign-On Bonus!!!

Who We Are and What We Do:

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture - leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Team Lead to join our team at our Hedrick, Iowa production facility.

What You'll Do:

  • Continuously maintain a high level of quality standards within safety, employee attendance, operational discipline, process safety management, housekeeping, and maintenance

  • Lead, coordinate, and work in all positions within the plant operations

  • Assist with managing bulk and bagged seed inventories and product movement activities as required

  • Monitor and ensure adherence to “Standard Work” and product quality activities meet the requirements of the Quality Plan

  • Effectively communicate with team members on a consistent basis to ensure accurate and complete information is provided

  • Assist, train, and lead Technicians within the production, warehouse, field, and logistical areas to ensure production goals are accomplished

  • Provide input and assists teams and supervisor with special and capital projects, workforce planning, employee schedules, etc.

  • Support the oversight of harvest, receiving, bulk load out, conditioning, bagging, warehousing operation to maximize material flow and process efficiencies

  • Ensure equipment, materials are available and staged for next process order (e.g., tags, bags, boxes, treatment, etc.).

  • Effectively demonstrate, communicate, and lead safety standards expectations to team with regards to OSHA requirements, Corteva's policies, standards, and procedures to ensure a strong safety culture

  • Accurately complete appropriate records, documents and reports as required

  • Work as a Production Technician as needed, and assume the duty of Supervisor in their absence

  • Various other duties as assigned



  • You have a high school diploma or equivalent

What Skills You Need:

  • You possess a minimum of three (3) years direct experience in manufacturing, operations, production, agricultural, or related field

  • You have previous supervisor or leadership experience, and/or have effectively demonstrated leading a team without official authority

  • Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience across various seed operations and operations programs such as SeedPro, SAP, MES, Apriso, etc.

  • You are willing and able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: climb and/or work in elevated areas; stand and sit for extended periods of time; work outdoor and indoor within hot, cold, wet, and dry conditions

  • Chilly warehouse? Dusty fields? No problem! You love to get out there and work hard in different environments! You are also willing and able to lift up to fifty (50) lbs. and perform work which involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting

  • You have a valid US Driver's License

  • You demonstrate integrity and promote a positive working environment by being a self-starter and willing to assist team members on a consist basis.

  • You are comfortable with technology and possess excellent computer aptitude including the use of Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and are willing and able to learn other company specific applications as required

  • You have good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers

  • You have high attention to detail can multitask, maintain an organized workplace, and have excellent problem-solving skills

  • You uphold health and safety to the highest standard! You consistently help others and demonstrate adherence to safety protocols, policies, and procedures to ensure you and your colleagues go home safely every day

  • You understand that delivering to our customers on time keeps us viable and are willing and able to work a rotating shift and overtime hours, which can include nights and weekends during seasonal peaks to support production demand

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Associate's or Technical Degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, or related field

  • Experience and knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing

  • Previous experience and knowledge of problem solving and implementation of solutions and corrective actions

Work Authorization & Relocation:

  • VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • A relocation package is not offered for this position

Site Dedicated (100% at Corteva location):

  • This role will be on-site at our Corteva location

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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