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Corteva Agriscience Training Technician in Cherokee, Iowa


The Role & Local Community:

We care about you and wecare that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comesclose.

Corteva Agriscience is seeking an experienced TrainingTechnician to join our team. As a Training Technician, you will be responsible for providing training to hourly and salaried employees at your assigned production location(s). You will ensure all employees have a thorough understanding of Corteva’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 - WhatYou Will Do:

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


  • Determinetraining needs and requirements for the location on the following topics: Safety,health and environment; QMS and process work instructions.

  • Leadthe training, communication and education efforts, with enthusiasm, energy andbelievability in what you are training.

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

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


  • Administrativeduties including taking safety meeting minutes, JSAs, SOPs & trackingemployee training requirements.

  • Ensurethe completeness and maintenance of all records, documents or reports relatedto assigned safety and health programs.

  • Mayassist with preparation of reports, graphs, and presentation materials tocommunicate key safety statistics.

  • Mayconduct safety training at locations.

  • Willlead efforts as assigned by management, which may include acting as SafetyCoordinator or other Process Improvement activities. Ensure safety programs areimplemented. Promote employee awareness of safety through training,publications, and safety statistics.

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

  • Assistwith the implementation of new safety standards as they are released and/ormodified.

NewEmployee Orientation:

  • Facilitatethe onboarding of new employees and contractors to ensure a thoroughunderstanding of Corteva policies and procedures.

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

  • Reiteratethe importance of Life Saving Rules and Core Values.


  • Actas liaison with contract agencies regarding training requirements. Communicatewith and ensure contract agencies are training their employees on the requiredpolicies and procedures.

  • Performaudits of required skill sets to identify training needs and skill levels. Mayassist in Incident Investigation and Safety Audits when necessary. Maycoordinate 1st party audit process at location and be a member of the RiskManagement 2nd party audit process.

  • Supportlocation in record-keeping of Occupational Safety & Health programs andother certifications for regulatory compliance. This includes managing trainingattendance and records retention.

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


Requirements- Who YouAre:

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

  • MinimumHigh School Diploma/GED

  • Minimumof 2-4 years on-the-job or related technical training or agricultural manufacturingexperience.

  • Equivalentrelevant experience and education will be considered.

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

  • Abilityto influence without direct authority.

  • Creativityis needed to keep materials interesting and fresh.

  • Demonstratedability to translate complex technical information into easily understoodtraining content.

  • Excellentcommunication and presentation skills. Superior writing and editing skills.

  • Advancecomputer skills, specifically versed in Microsoft Office Suites; Outlook,Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Willingand able to work overtime during peak seasons

  • Highattention to detail is needed to maintain awareness of existing and proposed changesto policies, procedures and regulations.

  • High organizational skills.

The following are preferred:

  • Bachelor'sdegree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • OSHA10-hr or 30-hr training certification preferred.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future atCorteva!

  • Strikea better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paidmaternity, paternal and family illness leave.

  • Preparefor your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuitionreimbursement program, and more.

  • Enjoyaccess to health benefits for you and your family on your first day ofemployment.

  • Andmuch, much more!

Take the next step to#GrowWhatMatters in your career with Corteva and apply today. We look forwardto seeing your application.

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