Maintenance Technician

Syngenta Group
Phillips, NE 68865
United States
Job Description

Company Description

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture

Job Description

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Seeds Supply and Operations Team is currently seeking a Production Technician in Phillips, NE.

You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

  • Overseeing repairs, installation, and maintenance of all site equipment.
  • Maintaining site equipment to keep an operational status to eliminate and reduce unplanned downtime
  • Executing and maintaining a preventative maintenance program with packaging and treating equipment, detasseling equipment, harvest equipment, and overall site appearance
  • Maintain preventative maintenance schedule of company equipment including electrical, mechanical, control devices, instrumentation for site 
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance schedule of company equipment including electrical, mechanical, control devices, instrumentation for assigned site
  • Conduct outside contactor orientation when contractor work is required
  • Responsible of scheduling jobs/work to ensure prioritization and work completion 
  • Assist with coordination of equipment downtime to perform necessary repairs and maintenance
  • Perform equipment inspections as required during on/off peak seasons
  • Work cohesively with maintenance team, production team, electrician, and third-party personnel
  • Knowledge of scheduling jobs/work to ensure prioritization and work completion 
  • Maintain site grounds (snow removal, lawn care, irrigation) in conjunction with site leadership team
  • Effectively communicate planned and unplanned downtime of site equipment, providing updates as needed to Maintenance Lead and staff
  • Work with local site personnel, including maintenance and regional engineering to ensure optimal operations of machinery and automation equipment by completing preventive and corrective maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Keep accurate records of work performed using maintenance work order software
  • Help develop a standardized approach for adjustments and calibration of equipment and machinery to optimal specifications and operation.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Knowledge of welding and fabrication
  • Ability to obtain public water license
  • Ability to maintain calibration records on key equipment (i.e., multi-gas meters)
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word

Critical experience

  • Experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Execution of preventative maintenance and management of work orders
  • Experience with maintenance work order software (CMMS)
  • Experience with industrial production equipment (Premier Tech bagging system, Premier Tech palletizing system, Columbia Okura palletizing system)
  • Experience with SCADA and PLC systems

Additional Information

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • 15 days vacation, 5 Floating Holidays, and 9 Federal Holidays
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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