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Associate Maintenance Engineer

Hormel Foods Corporation • Knoxville, IA

Posted 11 days ago

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Maintenance Engineer - Associate Company Description: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ Established in 1891, Hormel Foods Corporation is a $9.5 billion Fortune 500 company based in Austin, Minn. Founded upon a commitment to the highest standards of food safety and product quality, Hormel Foods continues to expand as a global maker and marketer of consumer-branded foods. Even after 125 years, Hormel Foods follows the vision of its founder to "Originate, don't imitate," and seeks out people who make that a reality. Employees at Hormel Foods are highly regarded as some of the best and brightest in the industry. A career with Hormel Foods means joining a team of more than 20,000 people dedicated to inspiring each other and bettering food for all. Learn more at www.hormelfoods.com.

Job Purpose:

Supervises maintenance personnel and directs the modification, improvement and installation of high-tech equipment in a manufacturing facility to maximize equipment and facility productivity at minimum cost



Responsibilities:

  • Makes departmental decisions regarding maintenance (maintenance management)
  • Develops an understanding of the equipment and manufacturing processes
  • Trains and supervises mechanics, electricians, plumbers and other skilled trades
  • Offers sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance improvement
  • Utilizes a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • Uses CAD to gather information and design custom alterations to equipment
  • Selects vendors for equipment purchases
  • Troubleshoots mechanical processes
  • Installs and starts-up new equipment and processes
  • Develops creative ideas to cut costs
  • Supervises equipment design changes
  • Monitors and controls energy use
  • Researches alteration requests and provides justification
  • Negotiates and oversees contract work
  • Authorizes, delegates and follows-up with maintenance work-orders, schedules preventive maintenance for equipment
  • Ensures safety and security of physical plant and facilities
  • Verifies and completes administrative work
  • Communicates department projects with plant management

    Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, or a related field with a 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Innovative, have good technical and mechanical knowledge, and possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
  • Must be open to relocation Location:
  • Typical starting locations include Austin, Minnesota; Fremont, Nebraska; Osceola, Iowa; or Rochelle, Illinois. Additional locations includes facilities in Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, and Georgia.
  • Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made Training:
  • Spend up to six weeks in a hands-on training environment before being assigned to a department
  • The training program consists of shadowing experienced Maintenance Engineers and training in Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, Economic Value Added (EVA), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Maintenance Engineers attend a one week new employee orientation at our Corporate Office in Austin, Minnesota. This will include presentations by different divisions to increase product knowledge, company knowledge, and leadership skills. Advancement:
  • Maintenance Engineering is often the stepping stone to corporate engineering, project engineering, design engineering, or plant management. Corporate engineers do mostly project and design work.
  • Additional opportunities may exist in different departments, facilities, or subsidiaries
  • Hormel Foods' "promote-from-within" philosophy rewards outstanding performance Benefits: Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, and more. Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. #CB

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
  • Job ID: 5000241722606
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