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Corteva Agriscience Training Technician in St. Joseph, Illinois

Description

Corteva Agriscience is seeking an experienced Training Technician to join our team. As a Training Technician, you will be responsible for providing training to employees at Corteva Agriscience’s St. Joseph, IL location. You will ensure all employees have a thorough understanding of Corteva Agriscience’s safety and quality standards and are able to apply learnings to their daily responsibilities. As the Training Technician, 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 the physical training, and coordination of training events.

In this position, you’ll work primarily in a production office setting with regular interaction taking place in a high traffic and activity plant/warehouse areas, plus visits to field locations. High workload with long hours, possible shift work and weekend work will be required during seasonal peaks. Occasional travel within the region may also be required.

Responsibilities:

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 and environment; QMS and process work instructions.

  • Lead the training, communication and education efforts, with enthusiasm, energy and believability in what you are training.

  • Develop and implement training programs for employees on a variety of safety subjects, including occupational safety and health, fire protection, etc. Will assist in developing new process training aids when needed (i.e. Visual Work Instructions, Standard Operating Conditions, Standard Work, Troubleshooting Guides, and Standard Operating Procedures) as well as auditing their use.

  • Will also serve as a backup in the absence of the subject matter expert in Safety, QMS, etc.

Safety:

  • Administrative duties including taking safety meeting minutes, JSAs, SOPs & tracking employee training requirements.

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

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

  • May conduct safety training at locations.

  • Will lead efforts as assigned by management, which may include acting as Safety Coordinator or other Process Improvement activities. Ensure safety programs are implemented. Promote employee awareness of safety through training, publications, and safety statistics.

  • Assist with basic industrial hygiene functions such as dosimeter & dust monitoring. Assist with required programs inspections (i.e. emergency lighting, eye wash) and visual inspection requirements (i.e. ladders, fall protection, fire extinguishers).

  • Assist with the implementation of new safety standards as they are released and/or modified.

New Employee Orientation:

  • Facilitate the onboarding of new employees and contractors to ensure a thorough understanding of Corteva policies and procedures.

  • May conduct location tours as well as hands on training of equipment operations.

  • Reiterate the importance of Life Saving Rules and Core Values.

Other:

  • Act as liaison with contract agencies regarding training requirements. Communicate with and ensure contract agencies are training their employees on the required policies and procedures.

  • Perform audits of required skill sets to identify training needs and skill levels. May assist in Incident Investigation and Safety Audits when necessary. May coordinate 1st party audit process at location and be a member of the Risk Management 2nd party audit process.

  • Support location in record-keeping of Occupational Safety & Health programs and other certifications for regulatory compliance. This includes managing training attendance and records retention.

  • Manage the GrowU training center and ensure completion of the assigned training.

Qualifications

Requirements:

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

  • Demonstrated skills in training, coaching, and leading others in a group setting.

  • Ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Creativity and Enthusiasm is needed to keep materials interesting and fresh.

  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex technical information into easily understood training content.

  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends and holidays when needed.

  • Ability to lift 50lbs. without reasonable accommodation.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

  • No relocation assistance offered for this role.

The following are preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

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

  • Minimum of 2-4 years on-the-job or related technical training or agricultural manufacturing experience.

Benefits:

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!

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.

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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

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