Maintenance Technician

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Monsanto Row Crops team. At Monsanto, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best individuals through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity, decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.

We currently have an opportunity for a Maintenance Technician at the Illiopolis, Illinois Commercial Corn Production Facility. Maintenance Technicians are involved in all facets of routine and preventive maintenance at our sites. In addition, in this role you will also support ongoing continuous improvement efforts related to plant productivity and efficiency. Our Maintenance Technicians are key members of our team enhancing the safety, value and usefulness of our facilities and equipment. Continuous, proactive inspections of our machinery and equipment performance make the Maintenance Technicians critical contributors to the overall success of our company through timely, efficient, and high-quality product delivery. In this position you will work closely with and support other on-site personnel in an effort to consistently establish the highest standards in the industry for safety, seed quality, cost, and supply reliability. Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in Monsanto Environmental Safety Health Program.
  • Organize, schedule and complete routine and preventative maintenance for on site equipment.
  • Operate equipment (when applicable) during seasonal peak periods.
  • Work with other groups within Monsanto to develop consistency and cost savings.
  • Become familiar with systems and diagnose issues related to equipment involved with seed corn production.
  • Identify, develop and implement continuous improvement opportunities.

Required Skills / Experience:
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to learn and use computer based control systems and handheld data control devices.
  • Ability to be on call as seasonal workloads demand
  • Ability to thrive in a team-based work environment
Desired Skills:
  • 3 to 5 years preventive maintenance skills in an industrial setting
  • Desire to learn new skills and develop as a maintenance professional
  • Advanced training in trade school / college
  • Welding and fabrication skills
  • Experience with maintenance of automated systems
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