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Seed Field Inspectors

The Seed Field Inspector plays an important role in raising a quality, high-yield seed corn crop. They are responsible for reporting crop growth progress and recording data to ensure field production meets company and state certification agency quality specifications. Assigned seed fields are inspected a minimum of five times prior to and during seed pollination. Some inspection results are recorded electronically using a hand-held personal digital assistant (PDA). Results of inspections are shared with local management and the inspection supervisor. First year inspectors are assigned a mentor to help learn the process.


The work spans 25 to 35 consecutive days and inspections are handled by walking across entire seed corn fields. There are three days of training during the week of June 17, 2013 and field inspection occurs approximately from July 5 through August 12. Most inspectors stay in a motel due to the distance from their home to the seed fields. Housing arrangements, meals and vehicle mileage reimbursement are provided. Adherence to safety policies is required.


  • Minimum of high school diploma
  • At least 18 years old prior to working
  • Able to walk a minimum of 5 miles per day and up to 10 miles per day in all weather and environmental conditions
  • A valid driver's license and able to provide own transporation
  • An interest in agriculture

These positions are located at our seed corn growing locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska.

DuPont Pioneer is an Equal Opportunity Employer (English/Spanish) and participates in E-Verify (English/Spanish).



How to Apply

All positions have been filled for 2014.