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Corteva Agriscience Seed Quality Testing Specialist in Johnston, Iowa


At Corteva Agriscience , you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first. Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Seed Quality Testing Specialist in Johnston, Iowa at our Beal Seed Quality Lab . Our Beal team is a wonderful, diverse, inclusive group and we work in a fast-paced environment. If you’re passionate about #GrowingWhatMatters in your career, apply online today!

**Please note there is NO relocation allowance or visa sponsorship available for this position.


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

  • Enjoy competitive wages based on qualifications, education and experience.

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits; new hires start with 4 weeks off each year . We also have excellent 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!

Responsibilities – What You Will Do:

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

  • Perform quality testing procedures in accordance with ISTA, AOSA, and AASCO sampling guidelines, and assess testing requirements according to established guidelines.

  • Verify and record quality test results.

  • Operate and troubleshoot automated lab-scale planters.

  • Maintain seed herbarium to support routine defect identification and continual expansion of defect references.

  • Assist in monitoring the proper functioning and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain a clean, healthy and safe working environment in compliance with Safety and Health guidelines and housekeeping practices.

  • Train on cross-functional tasks in other functions of the laboratory on processes that may need additional support during high volume or critical periods.

  • Monitor product for quality assurance and ensure activities meet the requirements of the Quality Plan.

  • Recommend and implement measures to improve productivity, performance, methods, troubleshoot issues, and identify quality defects.

  • Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with site personnel and employees from other Corteva departments.

  • Various other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Requirements – Who You Are:

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

  • You love variety of tasks as well as enjoy working hard and staying busy!

  • You want to work somewhere doing something where you can make a difference in the world!

  • You have your High School Diploma or GED.

  • You have 1+ years of Agriculture, Agribusiness, Biology, or related field (either through work or schooling experience).

  • You have a high level of attention to detail. You have interest in or knowledge of advanced seed testing activities and equipment such as moisture, seed count, vigor, germination, and weed seed identification.

  • You have intermediate Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Excel,Word,Outlook, etc.).

  • When you see a problem, you look for a way to fix it, you’re solutions focused.

  • You value the safety of yourself and your co-workers and will eagerly participate in safe work practices, on-the-job safety, and work safety programs.

  • You always are willing to help out and physical work isn’t a problem for you…Passing by a team member struggling to lift something? Safety is your top priority, and you are willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations to help your colleague and/or perform necessary job tasks!

  • You understand that the company’s viability and performance is directly tied to your job security, so you are willing and able to work overtime including nights and weekends to meet business needs during peak season.

Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Biology, or related field.

  • You have 3+ years of work and/or school experience in an agriculture or biological or related field.

  • Certified Viability Technologist (CVT).

  • Certified Purity Technologist (CPT).

  • Certified Seed Analyst (CSA).

  • Registered Seed Technologist (RST) or completion of RST certification once in role.

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