DuPont Research Assistant in Waimea, Hawaii

Research Assistant (Job Number: 200061W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our team at our Waimea, Kuai, HI research station. Our Seed Processing Assistants support managers with the coordination of seed management activities, track and report data, support research seed development and population development projects, and ensures smooth operations. A majority or significant portion of the job involves support requiring specialized knowledge, skills and competencies that are unique to the function or department like seed drying and fumigation processes and procedures.

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!

The duties and responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operatemachines like seed shellers, counters, treatment, vacuum systems, color sortersetc.

  • Understandand execute seed sorting process.

  • Supportresearch drying process.

  • Followprotocols for regulated seed management and discard.

  • Understandand execute seed packaging and shipping.

  • Ableto use scanners to read barcodes and collect seed processing data.

  • Ableto operate label printers and to use computer.

  • Ableto follow seed fumigation protocols and procedures.

  • Understandand execute seed treatment process.

  • Supportmanagement in the adaptation and deployment of new technologies.

  • Supportmanagement with the prevention of safety incidents by proactive reporting ofnear misses and active participation in safety observations.

  • Havean active participation within the daily team meeting

  • Participateand contribute to Site specific activities oriented to contribute positively toour community

  • Supportother areas like general inventory, agronomy or crop management.

  • Supportmanagement in decision making about how to improve processes to increaseefficiency.


Thefollowing are required:

  • High School Diploma orGED

  • 2 years of work historyand experience in any field

  • Strong interpersonalskills and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships

  • Strong oral and writtencommunication skills

  • Ability and willingnessto work outdoors

  • Ability and willingnessto lift at least 30 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Knowledge of or abilityto learn how to use barcode systems

  • Demonstrated computerproficiency including use of spreadsheets or database systems

  • Demonstratedorganization and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to managemultiple tasks and competing priorities

  • Ability and willingnessto drive fork lift or learn how to

Thefollowing are preferred:

  • Agriculture,warehousing, production, manufacturing or related work experience

  • Valid driver’s license

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-Hawaii-Waimea

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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