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Corteva Agriscience Production Technician in Johnston, Iowa


At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture - solving the world's food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Technician at our Johnston IA Parent Corn facility. We stay busy and challenged year-round with a diversity of tasks and activities! We take pride in the quality of our work and the safety of all of our team members. We welcome candidates from all industry backgrounds who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have a stable work history.

VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Relocation assistance is not offered for this position.

This role will be on-site at the Corteva location.

What You'll Do:

  • Perform production activities such as seasonal preparation, seed sampling, truck unloading, conditioning, treating, packaging, rework, product return, and other processes including leading work areas.

  • Use automation and computerized systems to perform work tasks (computers and iPads).

  • Complete warehousing activities including forklift operation, collecting samples, pooling, etc.

  • Various other duties as assigned.



  • You have your High School Diploma/GED OR are willing and able to obtain your GED within a specified time frame of hire as a condition of employment.

What Skills You Need:

  • You have a proactive work ethic and good time management skills!

  • You value health and safety! You always work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures to ensure you and your colleagues go home safely every day.

  • You look at problems as a way to find a solution and love solving them!

  • You value working as a team; you are proactive, communicate concerns, and are accepting of change.

  • You can work independently, multitask, and maintain an organized workplace.

  • You have at least one year of education and/or experience in operations, manufacturing, agriculture or warehousing.

  • Chilly warehouse? No problem! You love to get out there and work hard in different environments! You are also willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • You are willing and able to work shiftwork and overtime hours including occasional weekend work which may be required during seasonal peaks (January - April and September - November) to support production goals.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work.

  • Forklift operation experience.

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.