DuPont Maintenance Technician in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maintenance Technician (Job Number: 191938W-01)


DuPont Industrial Biosciences is a leader in the industrial biotechnology sector which develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, fuels and chemicals industries. We also develop and produce enzymes for the food, beverage and animal nutrition businesses. We leverage our cutting-edge protein engineering and production expertise with worldwide manufacturing capability to develop sustainable solutions for the emerging biobased economy.

If you are ready to join an organization with the energy and excitement of a start-up with the stability that comes from a proven track record of one of the world’s largest and most successful biotechnology companies, we invite you to apply for the following opportunity:

The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the Maintenance and Reliability of our production facility at our Cedar Rapids, IA facility.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Responsible for troubleshooting, repair or replacement of equipment found in wet processing and spray dry production facilities.

  • Responsibilities include maintaining typical utility systems (water, air, steam, chilled water & glycol cooling systems & related equipment, etc)

  • Interpreting isometric drawings, P&IDs, schematics and equipment drawings related to pumps, valves, agitators, motors, chillers, air compressors.

  • Installation and maintenance of electrical system.

  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, system design & construction

  • Data tracking & entry in SAP (labor hours, parts, detailed comments)


You are qualified if you have the following education, experience, skills, and attributes:

  • A.A. in Industrial Maintenance Technology or related field preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in an industrial plant environment.

  • Strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills.

  • Experience with Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Systems.

  • Ability to climb stairs/ladders along with the ability to work above floor surface (heights).

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. Vessel entry and confined space capable.

  • Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations.

  • Excellent Interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

  • Strong team player with an ability to work with all functional teams within the plant.

  • Self-starter with good organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to organize and lead group discussions.

  • Ability to work flexible schedules including an on-call schedule, evenings and weekends as needed.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cedar Rapids

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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