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Maintenance Technician

Date: Mar 30, 2021

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, SD, US, 57107

Company: Glanbia


Job Description Revised January 2019

Supervisor’s Title:                Maintenance Team Lead

Department:                        Maintenance

Exempt Status:                     Hourly

Shift:                                      Swing Shift (Flexible start time from 1230p - 4p but must remain consistent after start time is established)

Job Summary

Assists and performs laboring activities in the installation, maintenance, and repair of machinery, equipment, and facility.


Essential Functions

  • Repair, install and maintain machinery, equipment, grounds and facility in order to meet budget levels in quality and quantity.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose mechanical and electrical problems.
  • Maintain the facility and utilities such as compressed air, HVAC, water, and steam.
  • Efficiently and safely use a wide variety of shop/hand/power tools and diagnostic equipment; maintain and secure all tools.
  • Maintain assigned paper work.
  • Complete assigned tasks and special projects.
  • Promote and exhibit strong Food Safety and Quality practices.
  • Promote and exhibit strong sustainability practices.
  • Promote and exhibit strong housekeeping practices.
  • Promote and comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Must report Safety, Food Safety, Food Quality, Sustainability, and Housekeeping problems to direct supervisor or a member of management immediately.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals; assist autonomous maintenance process in plant.
  • All employees shall identify any risk of intentional harm to facility, personnel or products; all employees have the responsibility to report unauthorized persons to their director supervisor or a member of management immediately.
  • Must be willing to work variable hours as needed.


Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned




  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); a Technical degree and/or previous mechanical experience is preferred.
  • Skilled in mechanical repairs, sanitary welding, electrical/electronics, and HVAC as related to a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and take corrective action.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must furnish own hand tools.
  • Good decision making ability in pressure situations.
  • Must be a team player and adhere to all safety rules.
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing processes, procedures and equipment. Knowledge of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),  US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and customer requirements for a food manufacturing plant.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for a food manufacturing plant.
  • Ability to operate (or learn to operate) necessary equipment.
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality.
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed.
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required; ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as safety rules/procedures, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals instructions in English.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of various chemicals.
  • Ability to work assigned shift; must be able to work weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.




Typical Physical Activity


The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently (> 66%) use hands to finger, handle, reach, or feel for gross and fine motor control such as working with small or large tools, or completing computer or paperwork related items.  Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Frequently (> 66%) the employee will be walking or standing within the plant, production areas, or working in the maintenance shop.
  • Occasionally (33 – 66%) sitting, talking or hearing, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally (33 – 66%) lifting of parts 25 lbs or less and lifting of heavy parts up to 100 lbs rarely (< 33%)
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
  • Medium physical demand level of work noted



Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to 85+ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.
  • Exposure to moderate to high noise levels (i.e. production equipment, pneumatic blowers, etc)
  • Exposure to working in areas with mechanical moving parts and occasionally in areas of loud manufacturing noise.


Travel Requirements




Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

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