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Corteva Agriscience Production Shift Supervisor in Hedrick, Iowa


Looking for variety in your work? Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Production Shift Supervisor at our Hedrick, IA production site. 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 be responsible for daily plant activities, ensuring safety, quality, and delivery commitments are met. Utilize your organization skills by managing work processes and balancing workloads. Developing and Supporting a team of technicians, you will capitalize on your leadership skills by training and motivating employees. This position works across the location, however, you will focus on several specific areas (conditioning, warehousing, packaging, etc.) as a process expert. No day is the same as 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.

Who are we, and what do we do?

Corteva Agrisciences creates the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.

As the world’s first dedicated agriculture start-up, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve - we hope you'll be part of the solution. Whether you are in the lab or on the farm, teaching classes or crafting code - we need bold thinkers and fearless doers to bring their best to the job at hand. Every role at Corteva Agriscience™ includes an opportunity to grow what matters.

This position is located at our Hedrick facility near Fremont, IA. At our clean and safe facility, you will join a close team of professionals that will welcome you like family. Enjoy the character of a smaller town with just over an hour drive to larger cities such as Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. Corteva Agriscience offers excellent benefits including a very strong 401K matching plan, health insurance, 20 days of Vacation, variable bonus program and many more benefits for you and your family! Come grow your career with Corteva Agriscience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 employees in resolving problems.

  • Provide coaching and feedback to employees.

  • Coordinate harvest activities such as preparation, receiving, drying, etc.

  • Be accountable for safety, quality, delivery, productivity, cost and morale for conditioning, treating, packaging, and warehousing operations on assigned shift.

  • 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, or reports.



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

  • High School Diploma/GED/HSE

  • 3-5 years of leadership or supervisory experience in operations, warehouse (Equivalent years of education and experience will be considered)

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

  • 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

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

  • Willing and able to lift up to 60lbs with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Willing and able to work shift work and overtime including nights and weekends to meet business needs during peak season.

The following are preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Ag knowledge/background

  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing Methodology experience

Work/Visa Sponsorship not offered for this role

Check out life at Corteva!

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

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave

  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more

  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. Start by applying to this opportunity today!


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: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the ‘Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law’ poster To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.