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Plant Maintenance (Day Shift)

Job Details

Performance Pet Products - Mitchell, SD
Full Time
High School
$23.38 Hourly
1st (Day Shift)


Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00am-4:30am (schedule subject to change due to repairs and projects)


Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN.  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 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


We are currently seeking to add a Plant Maintenance Technician to our team on day shift. We offer a starting base wage of $23.38/Hr., along with regular increases and weekly bonuses! Our complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


Areas of Accountability


All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


Plant Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing general maintenance and repairs on facility equipment, property structures, and the facility grounds.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Work safely following all company safety policies and procedures as well as those of the EPA and OSHA


Survey, troubleshoot and repair all facility electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and building systems


Maintain heating and plumbing systems


Complete general housekeeping duties as well as landscaping and painting


Respond to radio calls in a timely manner and complete work orders as assigned


Perform weekly, monthly, or annual preventative maintenance tasks


Ensure necessary replacement parts are on hand and schedule maintenance based on part availability


Stay until work on downed equipment is completed or proper handoff to another tech has taken place


Coordinate special projects, as needed


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/GED or higher


3-5 years maintenance experience, required


Knowledge of various repair and calibration tools; welding, electrical, or environmental systems skills, a plus


Ability to operate heavy equipment such as forklifts and manlifts


Knowledge of safety procedures including but not limited to: lockout tagout, confined space entry, line opening, fall protection, and hot work


Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, directions, operator manuals, service manuals, and wiring schematics associated with the maintenance and/or operation of instruments and equipment


Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers and follow written and/or verbal instructions


Tolerance of varying environmental conditions – heat, cold, and/or wet and slippery conditions


Occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. from floor to waist level


Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees


Ability to stand for long periods of time – up to 10-12 hours a day


Ability to distinguish colors (i.e., wire codes)


Ability to work additional hours on short notice to fill in for an absent co-worker, accommodate a heavier than normal workload, or to assist with special projects