Maintenance Technician

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Website Corteva Cherokee

Maintenance Technician
United States, Iowa, Cherokee

Job Description
Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Technician to join our company at our Cherokee, IA production facility. At Cherokee, we produce and package soybeans. We offer all the benefits that a Fortune 500 company has to offer while also providing a small-town atmosphere, and a community feel. The inclusive, motivated team in Cherokee offers a safe and innovative work environment that allows for personal and professional growth. We welcome candidates who want to grow their career with us! We are looking for candidates with a steady work history who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have stable work history.

VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance not offered for this position.
This role will be on-site at the Corteva location.

What You’ll Do:

Support plant operations.
Deliver maintenance support for capital projects.
Maintain condition of the plant shop and maintenance tools.
Support Process Safety Management and location safety efforts.
Conduct seasonal prep work including annual preventative maintenance, repairs, and improvements.
Assure proper set-up, calibration, operation, and preventative maintenance of equipment, machines, and facilities.
Complete grounds and facility maintenance as needed.
Utilize predictive maintenance tools to detect and remedy future machine failures.
Create, continually update, and train preventative maintenance plans for varied equipment.
Complete fabrication projects to improve plant processes.
Maintain detailed equipment records and prints.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualification

You have a High School diploma/GED.
What Skills You Need:

When there is a problem, you see an exciting opportunity to troubleshoot so you can find and implement solutions!
You have a valid US drivers license.
You have a basic level of electrical systems knowledge.
Heights above 25 feet? No problem! You are willing and able to work on elevated surfaces (with fall protection equipment, of course, because safety is always number one to you!).
Chilly warehouse? Greasy machine parts? No problem! You love to get out there and be in the heart of operations with your team and work hard!
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 are willing and able to work shiftwork including weekends as well as overtime during seasonal peaks.
What Makes You Stand Out:

Knowledge of production agriculture and associated machinery (i.e., conveyors, elevator legs, packaging equipment, etc.) or other mechanical/electrical systems.
Basic process control understanding.
2-3 years of Industrial maintenance experience (such as HVAC, millwright, welding, pneumatic, hydraulic, etc).

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™ 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.

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