Area Team Lead (Job Number: 200224W-01)
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont is seeking an Area Team Lead to join our team at the St. Joseph, IL commercial corn production facility. At our St. Joseph facility, we value teamwork and safety. Our team is like a family and whoever joins us can be sure that they will be welcomed into a group of individuals who work together, are fair and equitable, and support each other! We are in a fantastic location, within 10 minutes of a university town and within commutable distance of urban metropolises, while also offering the charm and benefits of a small-town atmosphere.
Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more! We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have stable work history. Candidates with leadership or supervisory experience from all industry backgrounds are encouraged to apply! Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration.
In this role, you will perform a variety of tasks associated with general plant operations and field activities that will evolve with each season throughout the year. You will be responsible for leading teams and process areas in setting up and monitoring highly automated equipment for various processes such as harvest, conditioning, treating, and packaging.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain standards in the areas of housekeeping, safety, attendance, operational discipline, process, safety management, and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Responsible for communications up and down the line and for assuring that communications from team members are accurate and complete
Support the oversight of harvest, receiving, bulk load out, conditioning, bagging, and warehousing operation to maximize material flow and process efficiencies
Monitor and ensure adherence to standard work
Monitors product quality and ensures activities meet the requirements of the Integrated Operations Management System
Become knowledgeable of the process order process
Ensure direct materials are staged for next process order (tags, bags, boxes, treatment, etc.)
Assist in managing bulk and bagged seed inventories
Assist with product movement activities
Ensure operator Preventative Maintenance is completed
Supports forward plans for oncoming shift
Ensure availability of equipment and materials
Provide input and assistance to supervisor when planning capital or focus improvement projects
Provide input for workforce planning and development scheduling
Ensure appropriate records, documents, or reports are completed as assigned
Support continuous improvement and special projects as assigned
Act as a lead for field operations each summer
Will work as Production Technician as directed
Support the adherence to safety, quality, and site policies
At this site, during our peak packaging portion of the year, we run operations on a 24/7 schedule with four shift teams on 12 hour shifts using a 4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off rotation. During spring and summer months we stagger down to one day shift team.
The following are required:
High School Diploma/GED
2-4 years on the job related manufacturing, operations, production, agricultural, or related experience or 2-4 years of leadership/supervisory experience
Good communication & interpersonal skills
Ability to lift 50 lbs., work in elevated areas, and repetitive motion with or without reasonable accommodation
Knowledge of computer use such as Microsoft office and other software programs as needed
Willing and able to work overtime nights, weekends, and holidays as required
Willing and able to work in a variety of environments including indoors and outdoors in hot, cold, wet, dry, humid, and dusty conditions
The following are preferred:
Supervisory experience across multiple production processes and leadership skills
Experience with SAP or equivalent Manufacturing Operations software
Forklift operations and/or willingness to learn
Experience with LEAN Manufacturing operations and projects
Experience with problem solving and implementation of solutions and corrective actions
We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.
At Corteva Agriscience, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Illinois-St. Joseph
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (11 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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