Industrial Electrician - Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience, Cherokee Seed Production Facility

5311 Hwy 7, Aurelia, IA 51005

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for an Industrial Electrician to join our team at our Cherokee Production Facility in Aurelia, IA. We're currently offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus to join our organization! In the Industrial Electrician role, you will utilize your electrical skills to perform high-level electrical and mechanical installation as well as maintenance of plant equipment and facilities. You will be challenged with the responsibility of all plant electrical systems. The critical work performed by the Industrial Electrician directly affects the impact of safety, capability, longevity and overall operation of electrical and mechanical equipment at the plant.


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

  • Enjoy starting wages from $28 - $40 per hour depending 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.


Corteva Agriscience ™ 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.

Desired Qualifications:

Requirements – Who You Are:

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

  • You enjoy working on machines and electrical components!
  • 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 equivalent.
  • You have a valid Driver’s license so you are able to drive a company vehicle when needed.
  • You have an Iowa Master Electrician License.
  • You have 2-3 years of Industrial Electrician/Maintenance education and/or experience in a Technical, Electrical, or Mechanical field.
  • Heights above 25 feet? No problem! You are willing and able to work on elevated surfaces (with fall protection equipment, of course, because working safely is important to you!).
  • 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 know how to schedule work/jobs and you do a great job of following-up on completion status.
  • You are a guru at understanding and interpreting the National Electric Code.
  • You value serving your customers and know operations must be supported for optimal uptime, so you are willing and able to work hours required of this role to achieve that mission (this job requires overtime hours and shift work including weekends during our seasonal peaks).


Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • Two year technical/trade degree in an electrical field of study.
  • Experience with a CMMS (or similar system) for work orders and parts inventory.
  • Automation skills.
  • PLC knowledge.
  • Ability to Plan, Communicate, and Execute Projects.
  • Additional industrial maintenance work experience (to include production equipment - electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, instrumentation and controls, HVAC and general maintenance experience).

Application Instructions:

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Responsibilities – What You Will Do:

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

  • Ensure operation of company equipment including electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, control devices, and HVAC, for process and facility.
  • Perform electrical repairs and scheduled inspections of equipment, following the prescribed guidelines and procedures.
  • Review and lead electrical safety program for the plant maintenance team.
  • Service, troubleshoot and repair any problem of any electrical/mechanical nature.
  • Adherence to all quality systems & safety procedures including Environmental regulations, OSHA, and NEC procedures in everyday work routine.
  • Make recommendations for improved safety through electrical programs and/or process changes including addition of new devices, and hardware.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Monday January 10th

Close: Saturday February 12th 2022

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