Facilities Technician

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Job Title: Facilities Technician
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience, is excited to hire a Facilities Technician to support the Indianapolis, IN site. The purpose of this job is to operate and maintain all mechanical plant and facilities equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. In this role you will support the operations of our building management system, steam and hot water boilers, chillers and water treatment equipment, Insectary, growth chambers, and the greenhouse operations. We utilize a best in class operations and maintenance program and predictive preventive maintenance plan to run our operations. Flexibility as a dual crafts person is imperative of our ideal candidate.

As a part of an empowered team, the incumbent must communicate effectively within a diverse working environment which includes Scientists and Lab personnel, Contractors, Building Managers, and all other Operations personnel. Communication is necessary on a daily basis to relay equipment condition information and any cost-effective maintenance repairs required utilizing our Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) philosophy for a timely return to our client and/or operations department.

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

  • Operate the building equipment and systems; i.e. boilers, chillers, air handlers; in a safe, efficient, and effective manner according to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Respond to building or system alarms in a timely manner and make equipment adjustments and repairs as needed. Based on the type of repair required, the incumbent is empowered to call in the appropriate resources as required after hours to prevent loss to research projects or equipment.
  • Utilize technical expertise in Refrigeration, Electrical, Instrumentation, Building Management System, and Plumbing to systematically troubleshoot and diagnose all mechanical systems and piping related issues.
  • Interface with our computerized maintenance work order tracking system to enter work requests, track work orders, and review equipment maintenance history.
  • Understand and utilize safe work processes including safe work permits, energy isolation, confined space, and line and equipment opening.
  • Make building rounds and takes critical equipment readings for predictive preventative maintenance evaluations and database input.
  • Perform analysis on boilers, cooling towers, DI and RO water systems. Makes necessary adjustments to maintain water quality for research needs and process requirements.
  • Respond to building client calls and requests.The Incumbent must understand research project timelines and operations requirements to prioritize and schedule work.
  • Assist in creating job packages and job scopes for overall equipment effectiveness. The job scope and package defines the work description and contains all information about required labor, material and necessary support services required to ensure safe, effective and efficient completion or work.
  • Make critical decisions that resolve plant maintenance issues on a 24/7 basis to ensure overall equipment efficiency.
  • Perform predictive and preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis to ensure equipment availability and dependability.
  • Represent the Operations and Maintenance function providing expertise to project planning teams.


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


    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Working knowledge of various building equipment and systems through direct experience.
    • Working knowledge of piping and instrument drawings, schematics and equipment drawings.
    • Ability to interpret technical vendor literature and transfer this information independently and effectively to critical work processes.
    • Ability and willingness to work 2nd/swing shift, which includes working weekends and holidays.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel, as well as the ability to learn new systems quickly.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills are required.
    • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving and time management skills.
    • Able to read, write, and speak English.
    • Possess a current, valid US driver’s license.
    • Ability and willingness to do all of the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
    • Work in environments wearing safety equipment, such as respirators, earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.
    • Work in such environments which require frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
    • Work in environments with tight or closed-in spaces.
    • Climb stairs/ladders and work on heightened surfaces.
    • Stand or walk for extended periods of time.
    • Wear safety equipment, such as earplugs, goggles, and steel-toed shoes.
    • Wear and use respirators.
    • Perform frequent bending, reaching, and lifting.
    • Work in tight or closed-in spaces.
    • Climb stairs/ladders and work high off the ground.
    • Stand or walk for extended periods of time.
    • Lift a minimum of 50lbs.
    • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card)


    • 2+ years of experience working with facilitates equipment such as: steam and hot water boilers, chillers.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills – ability to inspire others and lead through influence.
    • Experience working in a Power Plant, Hospital or similar environment.
    • Refrigeration and electrical experience.
    • Boiler Operator Certified or willing to become certified.

    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.

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



    • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including 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!

    Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!




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      Job Post Date: 07/02/20
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