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ADM Production Technician 1 in Indianola, Iowa


Job Title:

Production Technician 1


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Production Technician - Indianola, IA

This is an hourly, full-time position.

Position Summary:

  • Engage in facility and equipment maintenance in accordance with plant policies and procedures. Ensure smooth production operation during shift.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with compliance to all applicable OSHA, EPA, and ADM health and safety workpractices, production and material handling procedures

  • Maintains an attitude that accidents are preventable

  • Discusses any safety concerns with supervisor throughout the shift

Job Requirements

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment.

  • Determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • Determine causes of operating errors and provide solutions.

  • Use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Determine tools and equipment required to complete job.

  • Repair equipment using proper tools.

  • Operate within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and Job Safety Analysis (JSAs).

  • Observe gauges, dial or other indicators to make certain the machine is working properly.

  • Ensure a clean and safe work area.

  • Maintain tools and equipment to prevent introduction of foreign materials into production equipment of finished products

  • Conduct tests and inspections of products, services and processes to check quality and performance.

  • Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, including but not limited to OSHA

  • Contribute to company-wide strategic planning efforts

  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience Preferences:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred with 3-5 years related experience and/or training.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and machinery. Computer; proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Physical and Environmental Demand:

  • Ability to lift, push, pull 50+ lbs. Will also require standing, walking, sitting, bending, pushing, pulling

  • Work is performed in a non-climate control factory.

  • Work environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, steel toe work boots, hard hats and any other protective gear.

  • Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 


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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.

  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.