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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Maintenance Lead (5P-5A) $5,000.00 Sign-on Bonus



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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


  • Prioritize and direct work flow of several mechanics performing both minor and major repairs on equipment in respective department according to GMP and sanitary requirements for a food processing plant.
  • Determine time and material necessary to accomplish required repairs and assign necessary personnel to complete maintenance tasks.
  • Inspect completed work, testing equipment where applicable, to ensure the standard of work is met, and all deficiencies are corrected.
  • Assists maintenance management in establishing preventive maintenance programs and researching specifications.
  • Ensure all assigned work orders are completed and accurately documented with all prudent information describing the completion of the work order.
  • Complete MRO documentation and SAP entry as dictated by maintenance tasks, repairs, and PMs.
  • Provide all information necessary to maintain proper parts inventories.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work with production operators to identify process improvements wherever possible.
  • Assist in providing training of other maintenance employees.
  • Perform all work in a safe manner following all Company safety policies and procedures.
  • Support all company goals and initiatives.
  • Adheres to safe work practices, follows GMP’s maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
  • Must have 3 years experience.
  • Must have team management and leadership skills.
  • Must be well organized, able to plan and prioritize activities, and make decisions related to product quality.
  • Basic electrical experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize assignments and workflow quickly and effectively.

  • Thorough knowledge of the preventative maintenance programs for all production equipment
  • Knowledge of motor controllers, low voltage electrical systems, proximity switches, photo-eyes, and variable frequency drives.
  • Be able to read, interpret, and thoroughly understand schematics, blue prints, and technical drawings.
  • Thorough knowledge of both AC & DC motor controls and starters.
  • Thoroughly understand and follow all OSHA and Company regulations as they relate to the maintenance field (LOTO, CSE, PPE, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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