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  • Plant Mechanical Maintenance (1st Shift)

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at fuillc.com to learn more!

    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/.

    We are actively seeking mechanically-inclined individuals to join our Plant Maintenance Technician Team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $19.25/Hr., scheduled pay increases, and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!

    Available Schedules:

    1st Shift:  Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm

    Submit an application today to start your next fulfilling career with Performance Pet Products! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

    Areas of Accountability

    All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.

    Equipment Maintenance & Equipment Installation

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives

    Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental, and food/feed safety

    Read and understand warnings, manuals and wiring schematics

    Maintain, repair, and install plant equipment to OEM standards

    Perform routine preventative equipment monitoring, troubleshooting, and service to ensure reliability and equipment uptime

    Maintain a clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality

    Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost-saving measures to the shift supervisor

    Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested

    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred

    1-3 years’ experience working on mechanical equipment in a manufacturing environment

    Boiler experience/certification, desired

    HVAC/Refrigeration experience/certification, desired

    Experience in food/feed production, desired

    Mechanically inclined and troubleshooting abilities

    Ability to lift and/or carry up to 60 pounds

    Ability to stand and/or move on feet for up to 12 hours per day, longer if required due to projects or breakdowns

    Constant bending, lift, turning and/or twisting

    Ability to operate welders, torches, and cutters

    Ability operate bobcats, forklifts, tractors, trucks and Simons lift

    Ability to maintain and service material handling equipment

    Ability to communicate and accurately maintains records

    Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems

    Disclaimer: Because of the work that Farmers Union Industries does with the federal government, all employees are subject to executive order 14042 and the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

    Contact Information
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