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Production Technician - Rotating Shift

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US, 52404

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Not Just Bigger, But Better…


$26.00 Starting Wage Earn $70,000+ in First Year


At IFF, an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients, and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will #DoMoreGood for people and planet.


At the Cedar Rapids IFF location we are 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, animal nutrition, grain processing, and chemical industries. To meet ongoing product demands, we are seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Production Technician


What We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance – Including a generous company contribution to a Health Savings Account
  • Prescription Drug Coverage, Dental, and Vision Insurance. We also offer Life and even Pet Insurance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability Protection
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity leave – 16 Weeks
  • 401k – 6% company match of employee’s first 6% PLUS an additional 3% company contribution 
  • 3 weeks of vacation to start (prorated in the first year)
  • 12 company-paid holidays annually
  • Wellness Program – Earn credits receive a total of $500 Premium Differential
  • On-site employee gym
  • Career Development Program – Learn and grow at IFF
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Shift Premiums
  • Company-sponsored holiday party and seasonal events


This is an excellent opportunity to work within a highly driven team where you can apply your decision making and analytical skills on a daily basis while collaborating with other team members to achieve common goals.    

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Perform core process operations which may include prep, fermentation, recovery, granulation, material handling, receiving, shipping, and packaging.
  • Monitor equipment and production process, working with our process control systems, troubleshooting equipment, and interacting with engineers to optimize the process. 
  • Participate in crew team activities that include defining best practices, SOP development, training, continuous improvement efforts and standardization.
  • Effective team player.  Willingly shares and accepts responsibilities, helps others, asks for help when needed.
  • Communicate in an open, honest, and constructive manner.  Keep a positive attitude and work through issues in a constructive manner.
  • Ability to work rotating 12-hour alternate work schedule, that includes working 2 weeks on a day shift and then 2 weeks on night shift.  The AWS schedule is a rotating pattern that includes working 7 to 14 days and every other weekend.  There is a generous shift differential when working nights and scheduled premium pay. 
  • Ability to wear respirator
  • Ability to do moderate to heavy lifting (55lbs)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • A.A./B.S. or a related degree in a scientific or technical field preferred
  • 2 + years of experience in a mechanical or industrial plant environment
  • Demonstrated mechanical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities are required
  • Computer experience with MS Office Suite

Pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check required.


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At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex, or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.


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Nearest Major Market: Cedar Rapids