Maintenance Technician

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Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: Waterman, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Maintenance Technician 


Bayer Row Crops organization is expanding its production operations team in Waterman,IL.





As a Maintenance Technician, you will be a part of a dynamic team working in a fast-paced environment rotating pre-season maintenance in the summer and repairs during the fall-spring. We work with a variety of machinery and equipment used for production processes and coordinate the repairs and inventory at the sites.


This role will provide:


  • An opportunity to collaborate with employees across the operation with troubleshooting, repairs, and planning of maintenance activities.
  • A position that works closely with other team members to identify ways to improve our processes. This is an opportunity to work in an environment where your ideas are heard, and you’re encouraged to grow personally and professionally.
  • Excellent career growth opportunities within the maintenance technician role and in cross-functional positions
  • We supply all tools and equipment




We offer a competitive hourly rate with overtime and the potential to work a rotating shift schedule including some nights and weekends as required. Starting salary is based on candidate experience, education and market pay for role in the region.


We also offer a full benefits package including:

  • Generous insurance FROM DAY ONE (including 3 medical insurance package options, vision, dental & life insurance).
  • 16 paid holidays
  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • 401k match & additional core contribution each year
  • $2/hour premium pay for 2nd and 3rd shift




Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Basic user knowledge of standard computer programs (Internet, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, tablets/smart devices)
  • Valid drivers’ license (in order to be eligible to drive a company car, your driving record must meet guidelines based on the company’s risk screening for hiring drivers – Motor Vehicle Record will be reviewed as part of pre-employment screening)
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons or when business needs require
  • 3 years manufacturing and/or maintenance experience, with experience in chemical or row crop manufacturing preferred




  • Intermediate computer skills with experience using asset management software and PLC troubleshooting and programming
  • Electrical experience



  • Demonstrate the ability and working knowledge to conduct and complete maintenance on company facilities and equipment used for harvesting, conditioning, and packaging/treating
  • Responsible for needs assessment and compliance with all applicable hazardous work permits
  • Maintain accurate records for all equipment and facility maintenance activities performed
  • Adhere to Bayer’s Health, Safety & Environmental and quality assurance/quality control standards
  • Support our efforts towards sustainability
  • Help us to continually improve and meet our Bayer goals


Bayer’s Crop Science division is the largest agriculture company in the world dedicated to the development, growth and marketing of agriculture seed, chemistry and technology. Our seed teams strive to develop hybrids that improve nutrition, boost crop yields, limit spoilage, optimize water & climate variables and reduce the need for chemicals and other inputs. We are committed to consistently introducing innovative products for our farmer customers. It's amazing to consider that improving human health, promoting environmental stewardship, and fostering greater economic growth for the agricultural community can all start with something as small as a seed.


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Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Waterman     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 609824     
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Job Post Date: 04/30/22
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