Dairy Farmers of America Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Le Mars, Iowa
Position : Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Location : Le Mars, Iowa
Requisition ID: : 22542
Kemps has immediate job openings for skilled plant maintenance mechanics, responsible for the care and maintenance of all property and production assets. This position ensures the continued operation of machinery and equipment in an electrical, mechanical, refrigeration, pneumatic and hydraulic capacity by completing planned and unplanned maintenance requirements on production, packaging, processing equipment and utility systems.
Kemps is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners. At Kemps, we are proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.
By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities – come join us!
OUR MECHANICS FOR THIS POSITION CAN MAKE UP TO:
- $31.01 per hour Pending qualifications
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday (and every 3rd Sunday), 9 PM -5:30 AM
Paid vacation and holidays*
Career growth opportunities – we promote from within!
Comprehensive healthcare benefits
Service recognition and employee rewards*
Employee referral program
Work for dairy farm families
SIGN ON BONUS $5,000 paid out in increments after 90 days, 6 months and 12 months
* varies by company and governing CBAs
High school diploma or GED preferred
2–3 years field related experience
Must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings including drug, background and criminal checks
Minimum one year experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing facility, preferably food and beverage industry
Minimum one year experience with one or more technical experiences: Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer-controlled equipment, PLC and/or HVAC
Minimum one year experience with a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control and packaging equipment
Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
Must be able to handle basic hand tools
Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift; occasionally required to climb or balance
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate to high noise volume
May experience some exposure to fumes airborne particles, chemicals or allergens
Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holiday
An Equal Opportunity Employer