DuPont Area Team Lead in Cherokee, Iowa

Area Team Lead (Job Number: 198737W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for Area Team Lead to join our company at our soybean production facility in Cherokee, IA. If you are an A+ team member and performer, come join our team and enjoy top pay, top benefits, and a great work environment! We have a clean, high-quality facility and commit to the safety of all our team members, so we ensure employees go home safely to their families each day.

We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for employees who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have stable work history. Candidates from all industry backgrounds are encouraged to apply! Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration. Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes strong wages ($22.00-$28.00/hr. based on experience), a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

In this role, you will lead, coordinate, and work in all activities of Plant Operations Technicians in multiple production, warehouse, field, and logistic areas on a single shift to ensure that the production goals are accomplished. Area Team Leads also perform the duties of Production Operation Technicians when needed and as directed. You will encourage and enforce safe operations onsite, while also fostering harmonious communications within the shift and between shifts. Your assignments will vary based on seasonal needs. Never encounter a boring day when you work with us. Our activities and tasks vary with the agricultural season cycle!

During peak season (September-April) the Cherokee production plant runs a 24/6 or 24/7 schedule based on demand. Shift hours can be 8 to 12 hours depending on which schedule is utilized. Then we stagger down shifts the remaining months of the year.

Area Team Leads are responsible, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Monitor product quality and ensure activities meet therequirements

  • Ensure operator Preventative Maintenance is completed

  • Provide input and assistance to Production ShiftSupervisors

  • Complete and maintain appropriate records, documents,or reports

  • Review production schedules

  • Recommend and implement measures to improveproductivity, performance, product quality, methods, working conditions,and efficiencies

  • Provide regular coaching and feedback to include dailyon-the-job coaching

  • Analyze and resolve problems to assist workers infinding solutions

  • Work with other leaders to coordinate workflow andcoordinate allocation of resources between shifts and departments


The following are required:

  • High School diploma or GED andtwo years or more of related work experience

  • Willing and able to work in avariety of areas (plant, warehouse)

  • Willing and able to climband/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work bothoutdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions

  • Willing and able to lift up to50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/orrepetitive lifting

  • Willing and able to work shiftwork including weekends and nights and overtime to meet production demandsas needed

  • Basic computer skills

  • Good verbal and interpersonalcommunication skills

  • Teamwork skills

The following are preferred:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor'sdegree

  • Knowledge of LEAN manufacturingprinciples such as 5S, Continuous Improvement and Standardized Work

  • SAP or related softwareexperience

  • WMS system experience

  • Demonstrated ability to leadpeople and processes

  • Previous fork lift experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cherokee

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

DuPont 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 our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster.