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Maintenance Technician

locationLake Norden, SD 57248, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Type:Regular

Invest in you, Join Agropur. We dairy you! 

Text key word “Agropur” to 608-564-5884 and then text 19035 to apply today!  

How Agropur invests in YOU:   

  • Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial, and emotional health to include the following perks as well as the standard benefit offerings:  

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term Disability Insurance   

  • 401(k) with up to 7% company contributions  

  • 3 Weeks PTO 

  • Paid holidays and 2 floating holidays 

  • Paid parental leave  

  • Advancement Opportunities  

  • Healthy work/life balance  

  • 2 pay increases within first year!  

What’s involved in this role: 

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician in Lake Norden, SD. 

  • 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. 

  • Complete and update work orders using in-house systems 

  • 5-2-2-5 schedule, 12 hour shifts

  • Starting at $26.89/hr

  • This is a monthly rotating position between days and nights: 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am 

  • $1.50/hour shift differential between the hours of 6:00 pm - 6:00 am 

  • Holiday pay and Double time on Sundays 

What you need to join our team:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. 

  • Maintenance/repair experience or training preferred. 

  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude required. 

  • 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. 

  • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work. 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to stand/walk for entire shift. 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing with colleagues.

  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. 


Where you’ll be working: 

  • Our Lake Norden, SD, plant is home to approximately 445 employees and boasts a brand new, state of the art cheese and whey facility. We produce mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano, asiago, and Monterey Jack cheeses as well as various whey streams. 

  • Agropur’s US operations produce 1 billion pounds of quality, award-winning cheese each year. We create more than 20 different varieties, and provide whey protein and dry ingredients which are by-products of the cheesemaking process. As one of the world’s largest dairy producers, Agropur partners with some of the most recognizable food, beverage and nutrition brands to help feed the world. Better Dairy. Better World.  

We dairy you! JOIN AGROPUR. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Agropur welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are proud to be an employer with a diverse community and are committed to providing a respectful and inclusive experience for all employees and applicants. We will therefore work with candidates who request accommodation. Please note that an adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

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