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Corteva Agriscience Maintenance Technician in Cherokee, Iowa



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.


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!

  • 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.


Requirements – Who You Are:

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

  • When there is a problem, you see an exciting opportunity to troubleshoot so you can find and implement solutions!

  • You have a High School diploma/GED.

  • 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.

Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • 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).

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. 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. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require 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 To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.