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Corteva Agriscience Production Specialist (Lab Coordinator) in Woodhull, Illinois


Are you ready to seek a new challenge? If so, our Lab Coordinator role may be the perfect opportunity for you. Here at Corteva Agriscience, we are growing what’s next by building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of both science and technology (that’s where you come in!) that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of mankind.

Our Woodhull Corn/Soybean production location is a high energy, fun team who functions with semi-autonomous work cells. If you are a natural leader who loves continuous improvement and are independently driven, then this is the place for you! We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have stable work history. Candidates from Quality Assurance and Agricultural Production are encouraged to apply! Please ensure you attach an updated copy of your resume with your application for full consideration.

The Woodhull facility runs a variety of schedules during peak periods to accommodate business needs. Shift schedules for this role are normally 8 hours 5 days a week with some overtime during high production demand. Required on-call work to ensure processes are running will apply to this role also.

Working for Corteva, there is also the opportunity of variety, as the seasons change so does our focus. You get to experience the full circle of our business. You will be leading our group of Lab Technicians as they cover various schedules and shifts, ensuring proper training, quality control, data entry and meeting deadlines.


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

  • Serve as a key contact point between Scheduling Teams and Lab activities.

  • Responsible for coordinating quality assurance tasks to meet production schedules. (Including sample distribution within the network, as well as handle various UPS/FedEx deliveries)

  • Requires cross-functional coordination at site level with lab, packaging and warehouse personnel.

  • Requires cross-functional coordination with lab, packaging, corporate quality teams, and sales providers, to investigate quality concerns.

  • We ask that all tasks be performed safely and in accordance with safety programs.

  • You work within a team environment, while being a positive representative of Corteva.

  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor.



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

  • Associates degree or equivalent required.

  • Demonstrate a high level of scheduling and coordination skills.

  • Finger dexterity for using keyboard.

  • Primarily in an office setting with regular interaction in plant/warehouse areas.

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime hours including weekend work required during seasonal peaks

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Prompt response even when dealing with multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Accuracy and high attention to details.

  • Ability to anticipate and promptly react to trends and communicate associated information up and down the supply chain.

  • Computer & Analytical Skills

  • Proficient MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Basic calculations

  • No relocation assistance offered for this role

The following are preferred:

  • 3-4 years of related Quality control experience in a production agriculture and/or plant operations environment.

  • Knowledge agriculture and production plant operations desired

  • Conflict management skills are preferred to provide good customer service.

  • Knowledge of process improvement tools (Six Sigma, LEAN, etc.)

  • SAP R/3 Aptitude – reporting and data entry


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.


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