Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!
Who we are:
We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."
What this role is all about:
We are looking for a Maintenance Technician in Le Sueur, Minnesota.
8.5 hour shifts, Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 pm - 7:30 am, with a rotating on call schedule.
The Maintenance Technician performs routine and break down maintenance on processing and packaging equipment. The Maintenance Tech is responsible for keeping the plant running and in compliance with all rules and regulations by using safe methods of equipment repair/upkeep.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Efficiently perform regular and preventative maintenance related to the plant, equipment, and grounds in compliance with standard operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, and safety policies as enforced by OSHA.
Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment during the production process as needed.
Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs.
Effectively perform and assist in repair or updating and installation of equipment.
Perform troubleshooting of equipment, including both electrical and mechanical systems.
Complete and update work orders using in-house systems.
Complete and maintain routine and preventive records and logs.
Work closely with production to minimize downtime while maintaining quality.
Perform building and grounds maintenance/up-keep as needed.
Maintain a working knowledge of all plant area processes.
Accurately read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with managers and colleagues.
Decisions administered soundly and consistently with policies and in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.
Ability to solve problems by adapting knowledge and experience.
Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently.
Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment.
Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
Basic computer operational skills; able to input and retrieve computerized information.
Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.
The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Maintenance/repair experience or training preferred.
Mechanical and electrical aptitude required.
What we offer you:
Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:
Health, Dental and Vision options
Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% Company match
Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness incentives and Employee Assistance Program
Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement
An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity.
Opportunities for advancement
Employee Referral Program
Our presence in Le Sueur, MN, consists of the following locations; Le Sueur Cheese, The Friendly Confines Cheese Shoppe, Le Sueur Ingredients, Le Sueur Protein Research Center, and Le Sueur Business Office. These locations produce various types of cheeses, such as; parmesan, romano, asiago, gouda, muenster, Monterey Jack, and cheddar. They also run various whey streams, such as; whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate 34 (WPC 34), whey protein concentrate 80 (WPC 80), and both pharma and food-grade lactose.
Le Sueur, MN, was the original home of the Jolly Green Giant. This small town provides a safe, friendly atmosphere with great neighborhoods and affordable housing while maintaining several large businesses. Le Sueur is on the Minnesota River and The National Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway passes right by town. You can also visit the Le Sueur Chamber sitefor more information on local events.
Must be able to communicate, read, write and understand English.
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