Research Associate: Maintenance technician Job at Corteva Agriscience – Delmas, Mpumalanga 2210


We’re hiring for Research Associate – Maintenance Technician at Delmas. Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. You will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology. In this role, you will use your mechanical and electrical experience to serve as a team member in the Centralized Operations team. You will be responsible for commissioning, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment used at the R&D facility, whilst ensuring the site complies to OHS legal requirements in this regard.

You Will Be Part of Growing Team: Research and Development

Your Challenge:
Perform planned maintenance and breakdown repairs on machinery and electrical equipment

Liaising with suppliers for the supply of spare parts and services.

Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment

Operate machine tools, such as welders and grinders, required during repair, maintenance and set-up of machinery.

Ensure that machines and the working area in and around machines are kept clean.

Ensure site implementation and adherence of electrical and machine safety programs

Assist with on farm activities and operation of machines during peak times

Participate in improvement of safety programs and protocols (safety, efficiency, effectiveness) specific to direct work environment to identify and communicate potential risks and benefits

Complete personal development activities as part of a performance management and development plan

Key Stakeholders and Interactions: You will work in collaboration with the Operations manager & Research Associate of the farm

Location: Delmas – Mpumalanga


To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

Millwright Trade Certificate (Red Seal) or BTech degree with relevant experience. Wireman’s license will be advantageous.

3 years relevant experience

Strong mechanical and electrical maintenance support skills.

Experience with agricultural equipment would be beneficial

Good understanding of engineering principles.

Ability to read and interpret diagrams and schematic drawings.

Working knowledge of maintenance processes and techniques.

Excellent interpersonal/communication skills are required for fostering teamwork, enhancing a good working environment, and effectively developing strong working relationships with a diverse group of people

Proficiency in Office software such as spreadsheets, mail, calendar and presentation software.

Always comply with safety regulations and country laws, lead in way which will inspire all team members and follow the example

After hours work required in season

Valid drivers license is required

Who Are We Looking For?

Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team

Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food

Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment

Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time

Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences

Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience

Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered

Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives.

Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.

Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary

Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility


About the Company

Company: Corteva Agriscience –

Company Location:  Delmas, Mpumalanga 2210

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