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Corteva Agriscience Training Technician in Hedrick, Iowa


The Role & Local Community:

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

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 a Training Technician to join our organization at our Hedrick, IA multi-crop production location. We offer all the benefits that a Fortune 500 company has to offer while also providing a small-town atmosphere, and a community feels. The inclusive, motivated team in Hedrick offers a safe and innovative work environment that allows for personal and professional growth.

Diversity. It’s Not an Obligation – It’s an Opportunity and Corteva Agriscience believes that diversity is the cornerstone of a high performance organization

In this role, you will provide training to hourly and salaried employees to ensure all employees have a thorough understanding of Corteva's safety, quality, operational excellence, and continuous improvement standards so they can apply those learning's to their daily responsibilities. As the Training Specialist, you will be responsible for all aspects of the technical training requirements to include the development of new training materials, maintaining the training calendar, performing engaging, hands-on training, and coordinating training events. Don’t miss out on this excellent employment opportunity, apply online today!


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!

Responsibilities - What You Will Do:

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Determine training needs and requirements for the location on the following topics: Safety, Health & Environment, Continuous Improvement, Management System, and Process Work Instructions.

  • Credibly lead training, communication and education efforts, with enthusiasm, and energy.

  • Develop and implement hands-on, engaging training programs for employees on a variety of safety subjects along with effectiveness evaluation methods and auditing processes.

  • Champion Operational Effectiveness through training teams on Focused Improvement and leading Continuous Improvement Activities.

  • Perform related administrative duties, including taking safety meeting minutes, writing JSAs & SOPs & also track employee training requirements.

  • Ensure the completeness and maintenance of all records, documents, or reports related to all assigned training.

  • Assist with the preparation of reports, graphs, and presentation materials to communicate key safety statistics.

  • Welcome and onboard new employees and contractors to ensure a thorough understanding of Corteva policies and procedures.

  • Conduct site tours for interviewing or onboarding employees.

  • Reiterate and role model the importance of Corteva’s Values and Living Safely.

  • Act as liaison with Contract Labor Agencies regarding training requirements - communicate with and ensure contract agencies are training their employees on the required policies and procedures.


Requirements - Who You Are:

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

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

  • You value health and safety! You will always work safety 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 have proven this though your process improvement work and business solutions you’ve implemented.

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

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

  • You have your High School Diploma or GED.

  • You are familiar with manufacturing environments and have 2+ years of either Safety, Production, Operations, Manufacturing, or Agricultural experience.

  • You have strong computer and Microsoft office skills!

  • You have experience with evaluating training effectiveness.

  • You have demonstrated skills in training, coaching, and leading others in a group setting.

  • You have the needed creativity to keep materials interesting and fresh and have proven your ability to translate complex technical information into easily understood training content.

  • You understand that delivering to our customers on-time keeps us viable and are willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks to support achieving those goals.

Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

  • You have LEAN Manufacturing or Six Sigma Experience.

  • 5+ years of on-the-job or related Industrial Training, Manufacturing Training, or Safety Training experience.

  • OSHA 10-hr or 30-hr training certification.

  • You are or can become within 6 months Train the Trainer Certified.

  • You have general agriculture knowledge and/or experience.

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need 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 For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here