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Corteva Agriscience Plant Operations Coordinator - Seed Operations Development Program in Johnston, Iowa


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity to join our organization as a Plant Operations Coordinator as part of the Seed Operations Development Program. The Seed Operations Development Program offers job training and targeted career development for select college graduates through wide exposure and high-touch experiences within the Corteva Seed Business. It is designed to provide early career hires with the necessary knowledge, experience, and skills to fill future leadership positions within Corteva.  

The entry level Plant Operations Coordinator role, based in Woodhull, IL, is a two-year high developmental position and will have responsibilities focused on safe, effective, and efficient management of corn and soybean production processes. Work assignments may include business improvement and productivity initiatives; participating in labor planning needs; managing equipment maintenance and utilization; leading safety and/or environmental assignments.

** This position does not offer sponsorship.


  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in agriculture, agronomy, agriculture business operations, soil science or other related field with broad interest in the agriculture industry.

  • Willingness to relocate.

  • 0-2 years of experience working with seed growers/seed plant operations or equivalent education and experience preferred.

  • Willingness to learn all aspects of seed production.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).

  • Teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Strong computer and analytical skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with growers, work effectively within a team environment, and lead and influence teams/projects.  

  • Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations; knowledge of field equipment; supervisory and team leadership skills; training skills; priority management and ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions; good verbal communication skills; advanced level of PC skills; willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse - hot, cold, dust, etc.); ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

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.