Maintenance Technician
Pasco, WA 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description

As a Production Technician at our seed processing plant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our facility. Your responsibilities will include performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting machinery, and addressing mechanical issues to minimize downtime and maintain operational efficiency. You will work closely with the maintenance team and other departments to uphold safety standards, optimize equipment performance, and contribute to the overall success of our seed processing operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on processing equipment, including cleaning, lubricating, and inspecting machinery to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic systems to identify and resolve issues promptly, minimizing production disruptions.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance according to established schedules to prevent equipment failure and maintain operational reliability.
  • Utilize diagnostic tools and techniques to assess equipment condition, identify potential problems, and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with other maintenance team members to prioritize and address maintenance needs efficiently, ensuring minimal impact on production schedules.
  • Document maintenance activities, including repairs, inspections, and parts usage, accurately and thoroughly for record-keeping and analysis purposes.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and procedures at all times to maintain a safe work environment and prevent accidents or injuries.
  • Provide training and guidance to junior maintenance staff as needed, sharing knowledge and best practices to enhance team capabilities.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities to optimize equipment performance, streamline processes, and reduce maintenance costs.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical certification or relevant vocational training preferred.
  • Proven experience in industrial maintenance, preferably in a manufacturing or processing environment.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to diagnose and repair complex machinery.
  • Proficiency in using hand and power tools, precision instruments, and diagnostic equipment.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance practices and techniques to ensure equipment reliability and longevity.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail, with a proactive approach to identifying and addressing maintenance issues.
  • Basic computer skills. Able to work with various maintenance/inventory related software applications. Basic proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and respond to maintenance emergencies as needed.

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
  • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 Paid Holidays
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • Salary range - $44,000 - $55,000
  • 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.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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