Overview

Corteva Agriscience is the only major agriscience company in the world completely dedicated to agriculture. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generation to come. Our inspiration is to be a market shaper, driving the next generation of agriculture products that help farms and farmers flourish and through partnering with society becoming the most trusted partner in the global agriculture and food community.

Corteva Agriscience creates the world’s most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience™ creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.

As the world’s first dedicated agriculture start-up, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve – we hope you’ll be part of the solution. Whether you are in the lab or on the farm, teaching classes or crafting code – we need bold thinkers and fearless doers to bring their best to the job at hand. Every role at Corteva Agriscience™ includes an opportunity to grow what matters.

The OT Infrastructure Specialist provides support for all Corteva OT (manufacturing and process automation) platforms and systems through Manufacturing Control Network (MCN) infrastructure specification and technical documentation, integration of Corteva OT solutions into the DCS systems, support of AD and firewall policies to allow proper access and communication from either AD security or network firewall policies, and commissioning and startup support. Apply Corteva OT and industry best practices and standards to specify and ensure secure, reliable management and maintenance of new process control and manufacturing systems developed through system migration or new construction efforts. Work with a team of peer OT subject matter experts, manufacturing personnel, Process Automation experts, IT experts, and project resources, both internal and external, to align on strategy, timing, and deliverables. Develop and coach members of Process Automation community, Manufacturing teams, OT and IT leads to increase infrastructure reliability, resource effectiveness and productivity.

Primary Responsibilities – How will you help us Grow

  • Lead and/or support implementation of Corteva OT infrastructure standards and best practices across all Corteva OT and Process Automation platforms globally, working with other process automation engineers, IT and OT professionals.
  • Lead and/or support training activities to support these functions across the corporation’s manufacturing sites as part of RTO (Return To Operation) procedures.
  • Lead or provide support for the evaluation, installation, and maintenance of MCN infrastructure.
  • Support commissioning and startup activity of new process control systems.
  • Lead and/or support the definition of run and maintain requirements for OT infrastructure (networks and systems) and the support model needed to meet those requirements across OT, IT, PA, Manufacturing, and External/Partner Support resources.

Qualifications

 

Qualifications – What You’ll Bring to the Table

  • BS degree in Computer Engineering and at least five years of IT/OT work experience and training in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge in evaluation and design of MCN infrastructures, network levels and cyber security best practices to protect IACS control systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IACS standards and practices including IEC 62443.
  • Familiarity with OT network design (ISA-95 or ISA-99).
  • Demonstrated skills in managed network switches, firewalls, and VM hosts, VMware ESXI systems.
  • Basic understanding of DCS and PLC systems including basic troubleshooting, understanding regulatory control layer and automation layer.
  • Demonstrated project leadership skills factory acceptance testing, commissioning, and startup.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and implement multiple concurrent projects.
  • Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence managers, peers, and mechanics; able to take a “hands-on” approach with operators and mechanics to get things done.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (both oral and written)

Skills the Promote Success

  • Demonstrated documentation discipline.
  • Ability to lead and drive change in the organization using influence and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and implement multiple concurrent projects.
  • Good communication and presentation skills (both oral and written).
  • Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with the ability to take a “hands-on” approach with contracted support to get things done.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment – work well with non-technical and technical diverse groups.
  • Ability to motivate others to achieve results.
  • Proven strong contributor with the capability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel 10-50% depending on project schedules

Let’s peek at just a few of the advantages of working at Corteva and how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future.

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave.
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more.
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.
  • And much, much more.

Take the next step to #GrowWhatMatters in your career with Corteva and apply today. We look forward to seeing your application!

#GrowWhatMatters

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated.

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