Maintenance Technician-1 at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Posted in General Business 12 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

Maintenance Technician-1

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining plant processing, facility and support equipment.

  • Must perform all Master Sanitation List requirements.

  • Performance of duties assigned with focus on safety, quality, and GMPs.

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

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

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

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

Location city, state: Kiel, Wisconsin


  • 3pm-11pm or 9pm-5am

Wage: Starting at $24.46/hr DOE plus night shift and Sunday premiums; ability to advance based on proven skill set

Sign on & Retention Bonuses: $500 sign-on (upon start), $500 after 60-days of employment, $500 after six months of employment, $1500 after 12 months of employment.

  • 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

Required Qualifications & Experiences:

  • 18 years or older

  • 6+ months prior industrial maintenance experience, knowledge and/or education

  • 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 , some post high school/technical trades training and coursework preferred.

  • 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.

  • Must possess one or more specific mechanical, electrical, welding, plumbing, masonry or other skill sets to a degree from which the employee progress to an acceptable performance level within the prescribed timeline and/or probationary period.

  • Ability to make quality fabrication and repair welds

  • Proven electrical and mechanical skills to run own shift

  • Handle Start‑up and shutdown of plant utilities/systems:  Gas, Oil, Steam, Compressed Air, Electrical, Water, Ammonia/Freon Refrigeration

  • Competent and physically able to service/operate/repair the following: Hydraulic and Pneumatic controls, Fork trucks, Torch and Plasma cutter

  • Shall have basic plumbing/pipefitting skills

  • Basic operational knowledge of boilers, steam and refrigeration systems

  • 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:

  • 1+ years’ experience with basic electrical systems, compressors, welding, plumbing, conveyers, hydraulics, packaging, PLC, pneumatics, preventive maintenance, and pumps.

  • Forklift experience preferred or willing to be trained for certification

  • Ensures a safe working environment for self and others while performing assigned tasks

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to effectively work with a variety of people and departments

  • Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule

  • Self-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision

  • Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team

  • Adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs)

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.

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