Utilities Technician at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Kiel, Wisconsin





Job Description:


Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:


  • Competitive compensation and rewards

  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family

  • Powerful savings programs

  • Training and career progression

Utilities Technician

Utilities Technician will be expected to:


  • Perform preventive maintenance on utilities equipment.


  • Troubleshoot and repair ammonia refrigeration systems.


  • Troubleshoot and repair HVAC systems.


  • Troubleshoot and repair boiler/steam systems.


  • Troubleshoot and repair domestic water heating systems.


  • Maintain boiler/condenser water chemical systems.


  • Maintain refrigeration, cooling tower, and boiler logbooks.


  • Performance of duties assigned with focus on safety, quality (of product and task!) and GMP's.


  • Execute work orders on time as assigned by planner/scheduler, PSM Manager, or other members of management as assigned in proper priority.


  • Calibration of any/all equipment and instruments as assigned.


  • Responsible for housekeeping of any and all work areas during and following performed work.


  • Responsible for housekeeping of any and all maintenance shop and parts storage areas as assigned.


  • Manage plant utilities systems to include but not limited to the plant refrigeration, boilers, HVAC, compressed air, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), water chemical systems, and domestic water systems.


  • Key contributor to the installation of major plant process and utility equipment/projects.


Location city, state : Kiel, Wisconsin

Hours: 10-hour shifts; shift times to be defined

Wage: $24.98 - $32.14 per hour (DOE) plus night shift and Sunday premiums

Land O'Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as other company sponsored benefits.

Preferred Education:


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Two-year Associates degree in mechanical or HVAC.


Required Qualifications & Experiences:


  • 18 years or older


  • Two-year Associates degree in mechanical or HVAC.


  • Basic computer skills


  • Communicates work order progress to supervisor and production operators


  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions and possess basic mathematical skills


  • Possess mechanical aptitude. Some experience with mechanical systems, utilizing product manuals, troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns, and reading mechanical drawings.


  • Must have the ability to run various computer applications that apply to the department and business to an acceptable degree, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Products, and CMMS program, etc.


  • Must be able to do mathematical calculations.


  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams.


  • Must currently hold Ammonia Operator I or equivalent certification.


  • Must be able to successfully complete the Boiler Operator I certification within 18 months of job assignment.


  • Must be able to successfully complete the Ammonia Operator II certification within 12 months of job assignment.


  • The ability to understand major plant utilities of the production process systems and the principles behind them.


  • Basic Electrical knowledge to include NFPA 70e requirements.


  • Ability to make regular rounds and document all findings.


  • Keep log of personal activities/achievements including but not limited to training and certification through technical trade schools, etc. and review with supervisor as needed to maintain a current employee file


Preferred Qualifications & Experiences:


  • Must have the ability to run various computer applications that apply to the department and business to an acceptable degree, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Products, and CMMS program, etc.


  • Must be able to do mathematical calculations.


  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams.


  • Must currently hold Ammonia Operator I or equivalent certification.


  • Must be able to successfully complete the Boiler Operator I certification within 18 months of job assignment.


  • Must be able to successfully complete the Ammonia Operator II certification within 12 months of job assignment.


  • The ability to understand major plant utilities of the production process systems and the principles behind them.


  • Basic Electrical knowledge to include NFPA 70e requirements.


  • Ability to make regular rounds and document all findings.


  • Keep log of personal activities/achievements including but not limited to training and certification through technical trade schools, etc. and review with supervisor as needed to maintain a current employee file


Physical Requirements for production positions regularly include:


  • Frequent movement including walking, standing, bending/stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms, lifting, climbing and other active movements


  • Performing duties while wearing personal protective equipment


  • Working across temperature zones that may include cold and/or hot environments for extended periods and may include work in environments where dust is present


  • Shift schedules that include days, nights, and weekends, some holidays and periodic overtime


Dairy Foods:

This role is at a Dairy Foods manufacturing facility for Land O'Lakes, creating dairy products that stand for real, simple goodness. We believe there's power in every drop of milk our farmers produce, and by improving production and finding innovative uses for that milk, we add a little good to people's lives.

Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

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