2nd Shift Facilities Maintenance Technician

Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

The Facilities Maintenance Technician will ensure proper operation and maintenance of building utilities including steam generation, ammonia refrigeration, plumbing, compressed air, hydraulics, low pressure blowers, HVAC, wastewater pre-treatment and other building systems critical to operation of the facility as well as production equipment maintenance and repair as needed.               

Job Responsibilities

  • Preventative Maintenance on all building utilities and production line equipment as needed
  • Conduct daily rounds to monitor operation of critical building infrastructure
  • Accurately document daily rounds, PM’s completed and work hours
  • Repair deficiencies found during rounds and PM’s
  • Work closely with vendors and contractors to conduct repairs and periodic inspections
  • Work closely with EHS to document required periodic inspections of the facility, equipment and grounds
  • Change filters on HVAC equipment, air compressors, hydraulic system, product blowers, etc.
  • Wastewater pre-treatment operation, chemicals, upkeep, and PMs
  • Work varying hours during planned projects and outages
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor/manager

Required Education and Experience

  • Technical diploma in a related field
  • 2 years of relevant utilities maintenance experience
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes  
  • Ability to make decisions based on standard practices and operating procedures
  • Ability to pass a medical evaluation per OSHA requirements and work while wearing an Air Purifying Respirator
  • Advanced understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and refrigeration system
  • Basic computer skills

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 3 years of Ammonia refrigeration systems / PSM experience
  • 3 years of food facilities maintenance experience or more
  • 1 year Waste Water treatment experience
  • Steam boiler operation experience
  • Associates degree in a technical field
  • SAP experience

Working Conditions

• Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; frequently grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
• Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder and pushing/pulling/carrying.
• Product weight: up to 50 lbs.
• Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 50-60 degrees F.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona