Maintenance Apprentice (Plant) at Dean Foods

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: orange city, Florida

Job Description:

Job Title

Maintenance Apprentice (Plant)Location

Orange City, FloridaDescription

T.G. Lee Diary, a DFA company, is seeking an Apprentice Maintenance Mechanics to join a team in Orange City, FL.Under direct supervision, the Apprentice Maintenance Mechanics will be responsible for repairs and maintenance. The Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic works with the assistance of a Maintenance Technician, Lead Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager when performing technical and diagnostic type repairs.

  • Assists Mechanics when extra hands are necessary during lifting and positioning

  • Prepare work areas for Mechanics: transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work areas

  • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning

  • May complete repairs and replacements under the direction of a Mechanic or Maintenance Manager

  • Perform preventive maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating tools and plant equipment

  • May, once certified, operate a forklift or other material handling equipment.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records, document all work performed appropriately and location.

  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to supervisors.

  • Ensure all paperwork is clear, complete, legible and accurate in accordance with SOPs.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Processes.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.

  • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 401(k) with company contribution*

  • Competitive pay

  • Paid vacation and holidays*

  • Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!

  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits

  • Service recognition and employee rewards*

  • Employee referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement*

  • Uniforms provided

  • Work for dairy farm families

*varies by company


  • Sunday: 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Monday 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • Tuesday: OFF

  • Wednesday: OFF

  • Thursday: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM

  • Friday: 2:00 PM to 10:.30 PM

  • Saturday: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM


  • $22.50 per hour

T.G. Lee Dairyis a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers.Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners.

By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities – come join us!


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Experience preferred but not required.

  • Experience with commercial truck repair preferred.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, reach, crawl required for virtually the entire shift.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and assist others when lifting is required.

  • Must be computer literate, and have experience with engine, ABS, transmission, etc. diagnostic equipment and software.

  • Must be able to work in a dusty, greasy environment with moderate noise. Includes outdoor work but mostly indoor temperatures ranging from 50° to 85° but lower when testing or making repairs within refrigerated units.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Pay Range

$22.00 / hour
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