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Corteva Agriscience Instrument & Electrical Technician in Midland, Michigan


The Role & Local Community:

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close. Growing What Matters Starts With YOU!

As the world’s only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve - we hope you'll be part of the solution.

The Corteva Michigan Maintenance Department is looking for an Instrument & Electrical Technician to join our Midland, MI team. This role is for a highly motivated person with maintenance and repair experience in a combination of the following areas: chemical process instrumentation, industrial electrical equipment, process control systems and basic industrial pipe work. The ideal candidate will exhibit leadership skills, display flexibility in working with others, have experience working in a chemical plant, demonstrate proficiency in electronic tools and embrace an ownership mindset. This job exists to provide maintenance repair expertise and support to Corteva production units within the Midland Industrial Park. Don’t miss out on this excellent employment opportunity. Apply online today.


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!

Responsibilities - What You Will Do:

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

  • Remove, install, clean, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, diagnose and provide effective repairs to all components of the Process Control Instrumentation loops (e.g. transmitters, transducers, meters, relays, switches, sensors, communications, control systems, etc.)

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, diagnose and provide effective repairs to industrial electrical equipment. (e.g. motor starters, control circuits, fuses, breakers <600V, variable frequency drives, heat tracing, etc.)

  • Provide first level support for MOD 5 hardware, PLC systems, DCS systems, motor controls, pneumatic controls, AC/DC controls, instrumentation and various communication protocols.

  • Perform planned preventative maintenance (PPM) according to defined schedules and procedures. Understand the difference between process safety vs. reliability driven PPMs.

  • Perform line and equipment openings necessary for replacement and repair of instrumentation and other flanged/threaded piping system components.

  • Develop procedures to efficiently, effectively and safely diagnose and repair process instrumentation.

  • Mentor / train others in proper Instrumentation repair procedures and technology.

  • Participate in instrumentation and electrical reliability improvement activities as appropriate (e.g. Spare Parts list generation).

  • Provide instrumentation and electrical SME support to improvement and capital projects.

  • Provide instrumentation and electrical expertise in Root Cause Investigations.

  • Provide updates as required into our Maintenance Management System (SAP)

  • Participate in the on-call rotation

Additional Job Information:

The successful candidate will take a logical approach to troubleshooting and apply solid working knowledge and experience in order to solve complex problems. Support from other technicians is available along with an in depth training program but the candidate must be motivated to learn.

The job is primarily performed on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Overtime is required when on call and as needed to keep our Plants operating. After hours Call-ins are a part of this role and the successful candidate is expected to participate.


Requirements- Who You Are:

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

  • High School Diploma and 2 years of relevant instrument, electrical or process control experience is required.

  • Alternative work experience in Process Instrumentation repair and maintenance (minimum 2 - 5 years) is applicable as well.

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of areas (field, plant, warehouse)

  • Willing and able to climb and/or work in elevated areas; standing and sitting for extended periods

  • Willing and able to work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions with reasonable accommodation

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting with reasonable accommodation

  • Basic computer skills

  • Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Teamwork skills

The following are preferred:

  • Electrical Journeyman license.

  • Experience working in a chemical plant/environment.

  • Reading and understanding single line ladder logic and Dowtran.

  • Understanding of electrical, pneumatic and instrumentation diagrams and drawings.

  • Working knowledge of electrical arc flash and shock hazards (NFPA 70E)

  • Understanding of Pressure, Temperature, Level & Flow instruments and how to adjust, calibrate, troubleshoot and repair them.

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

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, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, 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. If you need 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 For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here