Maintenance Technician

Glanbia PLC Richfield , MN 55423

Posted 2 months ago

Supervisor's Title: Maintenance Team Leader

Department: Maintenance

Location: Richfield Plant

Exempt Status: Hourly

At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories - bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.

Job Summary

Completes all necessary maintenance and repairs on devices within the plant to lessen any disruptions in output levels.

Essential Functions

  • Repair and maintain production equipment and facilities during assigned production shift in order to meet budget levels in quality and quantity

  • Promote strong safety practices

  • Maintain assigned paper work

  • Complete assigned tasks and special projects

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Food Safety and Quality practices

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Sustainability practices

  • Promotes and exhibits strong Housekeeping practices

  • Must report Safety, Food Safety, and Quality, Sustainability and Housekeeping problems to direct supervisor immediately

  • Actively participate in teams and on projects to improve the metrics for given area of responsibility

  • Assist Autonomous Maintenance process in plant

  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.

  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Functions

  • Regular and timely attendance required


  • Skilled in mechanical repairs, sanitary welding, electrical/electronics, and plumbing as related to a manufacturing environment

  • PLC experience desirable

  • 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

  • Ability to work assigned shift

  • Must be a team player and adhere to all safety rules

  • Knowledge of USDA, FDA, SQF and customer requirements for a food manufacturing plant

  • Knowledge of Sustainability and EPA requirements for a 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

  • Ability to read and write instructions in English

  • Knowledge of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals

  • Must be able to work weekends, and overtime as required

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

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 (51-75%) use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

  • Occasionally (25-50%) walk, lift and/or move 26 to 60 lbs.

  • Rarely (1-25%) stand, sit, talk or hear, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Typical Environmental Conditions

May be exposed to 85+___ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.


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.

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Twin Falls

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Maintenance Technician

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