Maintenance Technician - 2nd shift (increased hourly rate!) at Prairie Farms

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Location: Lafayette, Indiana





Job Description:

This is a great opportunity to establish yourself in a secure company with a 75+ year history of success. We are proud to be comprised of more than 800 farm families throughout the Midwest. Since 1938, we have been producing high quality products for you and your family.

At Ice Cream Specialties, you'll become part of a dedicated team that manufactures and packages ice cream novelties.

We offer full-time schedules with great benefits that include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, short term disability, and retirement. You'll also enjoy paid time off - holidays, vacation, sick days, and PTO.

This is a 2nd shift position, hours: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM.

$20/hr + $0.75 shift premium.


What does a Maintenance Tech at Ice Cream Specialties do?

ICS Maintenance Techs maintain production machines and production related-machinery, attend to building repair, and general problem solving as related to the business.

What are the Maintenance Technician position responsibilities?


  • Setting up machines for various products,

  • Trouble-shooting hydraulics, electrical and pneumatics,

  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment,

  • Repair, rebuild and welding,

  • Lubrication, hand truck repair,

  • Building repair and maintenance

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

What essential skills and experience are required?


  • Mechanical background

  • Welding-Tig/Stick

  • Read blueprints (electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic)

  • Plumbing skills (water, air and hydraulic)

  • Ammonia Refrigeration knowledge

  • Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

  • Strong team player

  • Communication skills: ability to communicate with a multitude of plant personnel as well as maintenance personnel

  • The ability to work at heights up to 25' a ladder or man lift

  • The ability to work weekends is necessary

Nonessential Skills:

Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment

Waste Water Treatment experience a plus!

What is the work environment for a Maintenance Tech?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to very hot or cold temperature conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be extremely loud.

What are the physical demands for this position?

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to bend, walk, work in extreme heat and cold, get on top of equipment, must be able to climb steps and use a ladder, and enter confined spaces. The employee must be able to respond to production needs quickly (200-300' in approximately 30 sec) and must be able to lift heavy parts and equipment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



Monday - Friday, and some MANDATORY Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am