Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.You'll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.Maintenance TechnicianThis position will be awarded to the most qualified candidate based on skills, ability, job performance, work experience, training and education in respective field, and plant service. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, creed or religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. If no best matched candidates are identified, outside candidates may be considered.Hours: 1pm - 9:30pmHourly rate: $27.21*This is a second shift position with the opportunity to move to a different shift in the future.Job duties will include but not be limited to the following:Job Purpose:Maintain a variety of plant equipment including pumps, motors, and valvesTroubleshoot mechanical and/or electrical issuesWork with production to facilitate repairsUnderstand the process in the plant to help with process improvementsJob Duties & Responsibilities:Actively participate in team safety efforts to achieve/exceed plant safety goals.Troubleshoot & perform preventive maintenance (PM) on equipment. Make necessary repairs & adjustments on machines & equipment during production to minimize downtime and maximize equipment efficiency.Provide training to employees and assist them so they can do adjustments and perform routine maintenance tasks.Perform and have knowledge of various welding methods.Monitors equipment status/when necessary participates in equipment overhaulsUtilize various testing equipment to check electronic circuits.Analyzes equipment to improve efficiency, safety, and quality.Read and understand operating manuals. Ability to interpret, analyze, and write electrical and electronic mechanical diagrams or schematics.Maintain legible, neat and accurate records, documentation, reports, etc.Complete maintenance work orders as assigned.Follow-up on current status of equipment modifications, work orders and PM's.Upgrade skills as required due to improvements &/or changes in technology.Ensures good communication between different shifts.Assist with new associate training.Other duties as assigned.Safety & Physical Requirements:Actively participate in team safety efforts to achieve/exceed plant goals.Required to perform all duties safely & use discretion to prevent injuries to self and/or others.Able to lift 50 pounds frequentlyMust be able to work extended hours (more than 8 hours per day)Quality Responsibility:Ensure the quality of our products and our workplace by following all procedures and guidelines.Actively participates in continuous improvement efforts and compliance with established GMPs and operating procedures.Qualifications:Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skillsSafety leader & advocate of safe work proceduresMechanical aptitude requiredIndustrial operations experience preferred.Ensures compliance with all GMP guidelines.General Competency Requirements:Actively participate in team goal setting/implementation to ensure that we are the low cost, high quality producer.Maintain legible, timely, and accurate records/paperwork as required.Meet with vendors and contractors as necessary to ensure continued efficient and maintenance of equipment.Able to work well within a team environment as well as work effectively with co-workers and management.Planning/organizational skillsStrong verbal communication skills.Problem Solving abilityUnderstanding of requirements and importance of documentation.Understanding and knowledge of electronics and mechanicsAssist others when the need arises.Shares responsibility for department housekeeping and cleanliness with other maintenance team members.May be assigned to different areas and/or shift as production requires.Weekend and/or holiday work will be scheduled as needed.Able to demonstrate leadership skills and behavior which contribute to overall team effectiveness.Required Education: High School Diploma or GEDRequired Qualifications & Experiences: 18 years or olderand 12+ months prior industrial maintenance experience, knowledge and/or education, 1+ Years of welding experiencePreferred Qualifications & Experiences: 1+ years' experience with basic electrical systems, compressors, welding, plumbing, conveyers, hydraulics, packaging, PLC, pneumatics, preventive maintenance, and pumps.Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. 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