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Plant Maintenance

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Redwood Farms Meat Processors - Estherville, IA
Full Time
High School
$23.65 Hourly
1st (Day Shift)


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!


Redwood Farms Meat Processors, located in Estherville, IA, was built out of a passion for the Great American Farm and its traditions. You’ll see that in our people and our products. We are changing the way pork is processed; learn more about what we do at


We are excited to grow our maintenance team at our state-of-the-art pork processing facility! We offer day shift hours, a starting rate of $23.65/Hr., and a weekly paycheck! Our competitive 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 maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and install various types of equipment throughout the plant. The technician functions in a team environment but must also be able to work independently as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives


Maintain, troubleshoot, and service all material handling and production equipment in all areas of the facility


Operate bobcats, forklifts, farm tractors, bucket trucks, boom trucks, and aerial lifts


Correctly operate welders, acetylene torches, and air plasma cutters


Maintain all liquid (water, grease, or oil) distribution systems


Record data and analyze information to determine inconsistencies that may require corrective action


Correctly operate and maintain equipment and tools required for fabrication and maintenance


General housekeeping duties, including painting and/or scrubbing with detergent solutions


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 workload.




High school diploma/GED or higher


Experience in a manufacturing environment with a mechanical and/or electrical discipline


Ability to correctly operate welders, acetylene torches, and air plasma cutters


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


Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects (approx. 200 lbs. max)


Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level


Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees


Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)


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


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


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


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


Accurately perform basic mathematical skills


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