Food Plant Shift Maintenance Mechanic

Food Plant Shift Maintenance Technician

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Job Description

Our client is a leader in global food manufacturing with Plants across the United States and Canada.

We are helping recruit a Maintenance Technician for their Blue Earth Food Plant.

Equipment: Extruders, Vertical form fill & Seal machines, Drying ovens, Air compressors, Cartoners, Case packers, and Boilers.

Candidate MUST be able to work 12 hour shifts including nights.

They are looking for a candidate with 2+ years Industrial maintenance experience in a production/manufacturing environment + Well rounded skills.

Troubleshooting/repairing of mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, fabrication/welding, troubleshooting PLC's, etc.

Food Manufacturing / Process experience + Strong electrical skills, including troubleshooting PLC's


High School Diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
Must pass a timed basic math skills test without the aid of a calculator.
Must be able to tolerate the above-listed physical and environmental demands of this position with or without accommodations.
Must pass pre-work physical.
Ability to communicate verbally and in written form at a high level.

Mechanical ability.

Work experience in some of the following areas: pneumatics, metal fabrication, welding, boiler operation, building maintenance, electronics, and electrical.

Related work experience: 1-5 years of similar work as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in food manufacturing


2-year technical degree in related field.

Strongly prefer a stable employment history with at least 2 years of continuous employment at one employer within the last 5 years.

Previous manufacturing experience preferred.

Food industry experience.

Experience working on some of the following industrial equipment: extruders, vertical form fill & seal machines, drying ovens, air compressors, cartoners, case packers, and boilers.

Forklift experience.


  • The purpose of the Maintenance Technician is to maintain production, quality, safety, operation and functionality of the manufacturing process equipment.
  • The maintenance technician will maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs on a daily basis.
  • They will maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations of sanitary maintenance.


  • Ensures the safe and functional operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.
  • Control downtime by performing preventive maintenance tasks on all equipment and some electrical components, informing line lead as well the production supervisor of any line adjustments, repairs and operational parameter changes.
  • Monitor line adjustments, repairs and operational parameter changes to ensure correct functionality.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using common tools, precision tools, testing equipment and human senses.
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting the form and texture of parts for defect, using rules, calipers, micrometers and other measuring instruments.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices or machines, using hoists, forklift, hand and power tools.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, power tools and electrical meters.
  • Repair malfunctioning equipment.
  • Fabricate repair parts or new accessories for machines by using machine shop tools and welding equipment.
  • Install new equipment.
  • Provide maintenance and machine operation information and or assistance to machine operators as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain electrical systems both low and high voltage AC/DC up to 480V.
  • Responsible for maintaining work area(s) in a safe, neat and orderly condition.
  • Continued training and skill development is strongly encouraged.

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