Plant Maintenance Technician in Cedar Rapids IA

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Plant Maintenance Technician
Job ID: 
Cedar Rapids IA
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr., Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor
Employee Type:

Full time


IA Cedar Rapids

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Plant Maintenance Technician

Job Description:

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:
May perform a combination of the following duties based upon job assignment:

• Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers, contractors and the public.

• Lead a team in performing maintenance or repair work.

• Other related incidental work as needed.

• Comply with and practice proper equipment clearance procedures.

• Perform all work in compliance with applicable codes, standards, safety and environment regulations.

• Responsible for station lockout/tag out procedures as needed and as mandated by company policy.

• Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Mechanical - Repair chain, belt and gear drives, bearings.
  • Sheet Metal - Repair spouting, ducting, patch leaks.
  • Pipefitting - Repair valves, traps, fittings, (steam, air, water leaks).
  • Welding - MIG, TIG, Stick, Stainless, mild and aluminum
  • Millwrights - Repair safety guarding, flooring (wood, concrete or metal), pneumatic systems, conveying systems (all types), milling equipment (rolls, aspirators, sifters, grinders etc.)
  • Lubrication - Grease equipment and change oil.
  • General - Respond to security and fire alarm systems.
  • Electrical - Reset starters, breakers, change fuses and troubleshooting.
  • Misc. - rebuild gearboxes, motors, pneumatic assemblies, etc
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Qualifications


• Methods, equipment and materials used in the Industrial Maintenance trade.

• General knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations.

• Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

• Basic First Aid procedures.

• Proficient written and verbal communication skills.

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

• Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches using necessary math skills.

• Work independently with little direction.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Install, including programming, and troubleshooting PLC based equipment Supervision:
  • This position does not have direct reports, but works closely with Lab Technician, Group Leader and provides leadership to other plant personnel using strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of a recognized vocational education program in industrial training -OR- completion of a recognized Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. Two years' journey-level experience in the industrial maintenance field.
  • First Aid, CPR, AED certification required.
  • Forklift and scissor lift certification required.
  • Working knowledge of production equipment, preventative maintenance concepts, food safety practices, and employee safety requirements.
  • Self-motivated
  • Must be able to use packaging equipment in the plant and standard office equipment including copier, scanner, mobile / handle held device, and personal computer

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to . In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

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