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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.

Mechanic B - 3rd Shift



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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.

  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Insures regulatory compliance.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Complete preventative maintenance requirements on all basic as well as filling and processing equipment.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders as required for maintenance and service
  • Troubleshoot and perform repairs on various equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatics and hydraulics operations
  • Monitor efficiency of all equipment and locate sources of problems by observing equipment in operation
  • Remove or replace defective parts, determine changes in dimensional requirements using calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments
  • Adjust all necessary components of equipment as needed using hand tools, plumb bobs and straightedges
  • Must adhere to budget, USDA, OSHA, SQF, and FDA compliance guidelines.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions (work environment and equipment) and ensure that product integrity is intact. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories, anticipate the need, place and expedite orders, and verify receipt.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • 5+ years of related experience in packing machines/production machines
  • Mechanic Level A job qualifications, plus the following:
  • Troubleshooting and repairs on the filling equipment (Elopak/Scholle)
  • Troubleshooting/change-over on the packaging equipment
  • Basic repairs related to electrical components and processing equipment (from pumps and pasteurizers to the holding tank)
  • Intermediate knowledge of plumbing, heating and refrigeration
  • Ability to function in a teamwork environment.
  • Must be well-organized.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize activity.
  • Ability to comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Power Industrial Truck Operator’s License
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • 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.

  • Black Seal License is a plus.
  • 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.

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