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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. We have an exciting opportunity for an Equipment Support Specialist (ESS) to join our company at our York, NE facility.

This position focuses on maximizing the return on investment in field research equipment (e.g., tractors, planters, combines, etc.). Areas of focus include: developing plans to service equipment; training and interacting with personnel at Research and Seed Production Centers to effectively maintain and utilize the equipment; assist with equipment selection, capacity planning and budget development. Perform appropriate testing of new equipment and/or modifications to existing equipment to increase utilization and/or data quality. This position is an integral part of and works closely with the global Research Equipment Support Team (i.e., REST), to effectively deploy and/or support common equipment by leveraging information and expertise.

We are looking for candidates who take initiative, love to learn, work hard, and have a stable work history. Candidates from all industry backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

  • Please note there is NO relocation allowance or visa sponsorship available for this position.

Responsibilities – What You Will Do:

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

  • Support effective & safe use of field research equipment.
  • Service, repair, maintain and upgrade equipment directly and/or working with vendors.
  • Prepare equipment for shipment or storage which includes equipment cleaning, loading/unloading per established procedures.
  • Play a key role in ensuring proper parts inventory management and tools management, both hand tools and software tools.
  • Conduct field and/or shop testing of equipment and performance validation.
  • Lead and model appropriate safety mindset by owning safety program(s) and ensuring adherence to safety protocols and proper PPE usage.
  • Travel to various Corteva research centers to work directly with staff, provide troubleshooting expertise and hands on training related to equipment maintenance and proper operation.
  • May include some administrative work such as maintaining maintenance records, creating training material, generating reports and coding invoices for payment.
  • Facilitate training for users both one on one and/or in a small group setting.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements – Who You Are:

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

  • Associate degree in a related field of agriculture; mechanized agriculture, agricultural engineering, industrial technology, or related discipline.
  • Experience working with and/or maintaining agricultural equipment.
  • You have varying levels of experience with fabrication, mechanical ability, electrical concepts, pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • You are comfortable with technology (computers, iPads, etc), have good computer skills and are experienced with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • You have a high regard for safety and always follow safety protocols including wearing proper PPE.
  • You pick up quickly on new software programs.
  • You have high attention to detail, can multitask, maintain an organized workplace and have excellent problem-solving skills.
  • You have a valid US drivers license.
  • You are willing and able to facilitate training for small groups.
  • You are willing and able to travel within your assigned region including overnights when necessary; company vehicles are provided for business travel.
  • You understand the cyclical nature of agriculture and are sensitive to the time constraints of working with a biological product.
  • You are willing and able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: climb and/or work in elevated areas, stand and sit for extended periods, work both outdoors and indoors in hot/cold, wet/dry conditions, lift up to 50 lbs, and perform work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.
  • You are willing and able to work overtime hours including weekend work and on call availability as needed during seasonal peaks to support business needs.

Preferences – It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • Experience working with research equipment.
  • Previous experience in facilitating training.


Benefits – How We’ll Support You:


  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva!


Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.



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