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Maintenance Technician in Laurens, IA at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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    Laurens, IA
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Job Description

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

We are seeking a maintenance technician to work with our Cold Craft production team! As a maintenance technician, you will keep the plant and equipment running in a safe and efficient manner and complete ongoing maintenance and repairs for both our building and equipment. Specifically, as our maintenance technician you will will:

  • Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operating condition.
  • Demand Maintenance as assigned: Skill in diagnosing equipment defects and making necessary repairs.
  • Complete Preventative Maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Assist with inventory control of tools and parts on hand.
  • Maintain, repair and troubleshoot machinery, ovens, mechanical lift trucks, and facilities problems as needed for production issues and efficiency.
  • Basic understanding of welding, motors, controllers, electrical wiring, hydraulics, pneumatics, and plumbing.
  • Work with tools and power equipment as well as material handling.
  • Operate mechanical forklift, pallet jack, battery-changer and stock picker.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.


  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards; LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Immediately report all accidents and deficiencies to the lead/foreman/supervisor/manager.
  • Ensure safety devices are installed and working properly.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 - 3 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing.
  • Facility maintenance experience preferred
  • Industrial mechanical experience.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical safety practices
  • Prior Knowledge of food processing equipment helpful.
  • Electrical and electrical troubleshooting of 120/240/480 3ph systems.
  • Troubleshooting PLC and frequency drives.
  • Welding (both MIG and TIG). 


  •  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and/or maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine breakdown, preventive maintenance and other maintenance related reports and correspondence.
  • Intermediate verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Knowledge of the materials, tools, methods, and techniques used in the mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic trades.
  • Self-motivated, able to work unsupervised and with teams
  • Project oriented
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Work well with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and team members


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an team member to be successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

When performing the duties of this job, the team member is constantly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear and lift/carry up to 40 pounds. The team member is frequently required to bend, kneel, squat or crawl. The team member will rarely lift or carry up to 75 pounds, and push/pull over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.



EEO Statement:

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law. 

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