Maintenance Technician in Appleton WI

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Maintenance Technician
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Appleton WI
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor

JOB TITLE:Maintenance Technician

LOCATION: Appleton, Wisconsin

REPORTS TO:Plant Manager

STARTING PAY RATE:$ 22 - $36 / Hour,based on experience.

Join Foremost Farms today and receive a $3,000 sign-on bonus!


Your future career is at Foremost Farms USA! Help us make Wisconsin Cheese for some of the world s most recognized brands. We produce made-to-order, customized blends of Wisconsin cheese for food service and food processing applications. This plant produces around 400,000 pounds of mozzarella cheese per day; produces 3 million pounds of whey protein concentrate per month and receives about 2.4 million pounds of milk per day.


  • Must be available to work 3rd shift schedule, rotating work days
  • Holiday and weekend work is required on a rotating basis


  • Prior experience in the dairy and food processing equipment preferred
  • Knowledge of GMP's and OSHA is highly desirable
  • Electro-Mechanical Technology degree or Engineering related degree is desired
  • Prior PLC experience is helpful, programming and troubleshooting
  • Prior experience with ammonia systems; welding; boilers; cooling towers; pumps and motors; electrical
  • Able to read and comprehend standard operating procedures
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits
  • Experience with single phase and three phase power
  • Must be able to pass a general maintenance exam
  • Participation in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment
  • Must be at least 18+ years old
  • Willing to use a forklift (training is provided)
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations


  • Installation of motors and pumps
  • Welding of stainless steel
  • Maintenance of ammonia refrigeration equipment
  • Boiler Operation
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Record Keeping
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Pneumatics
  • Instrumentation
  • HVAC
  • Maintain packaging and other manufacturing equipment
  • Other responsibilities as needed


Because you and your family matter, Foremost Farms offers some of the best benefits in the Fox Valley. Our comprehensive medical plan includes health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. Employees pay less than $95/month for single coverage and less than $210/month for family coverage, with low annual deductibles ($250/$500) to ensure financial security. Other benefits include:

  • 401(k) with a generous company contribution
  • Pension plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays (in addition to receiving holiday pay, you earn double-time for hours worked)
  • Transportation assistance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care (childcare) expenses
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral program
  • $3,000 Sign-on Bonus
  • On-the-job training
  • Advancement opportunities!


It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis.,is a world-class supplier of cheese, dairy products, and ingredients to national and international markets. As a dairy cooperative, we are owned by the 1,100 dairy farmers who supply our high-quality milk. Our flexible, diverse plant network allows us to manufacture products and ingredients that are most in-demand and provide a strong, secure market for our member-owners milk.

We re looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for excellence. Because we re working to be the world s best to Be Foremost we ll bring out the best in you.

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Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of pre-employment testing is required, which could include a drug test, physical, audiogram, and background check.

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