There's a lot to do and a lot to learn.

The maintenance technician position is really interesting because you get to work on all kinds of machinery. It's a great place to learn new skills and stay busy.

Lynn Bender, Maintenance

Maintenance Jobs in Iowa

Our Maintenance Technician is responsible for the timely repair and preventative maintenance of plant equipment such as filling machines, pasteurizers, motors, pumps, boilers, compressors, and conveying equipment.

What you will do:

  • Perform mechanical and limited electrical repair, modification and maintenance of production machinery and equipment.
  • Inspect and measure parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems.
  • Realign and adjust functional components and control instruments.
  • Start machine and equipment to test operation following repairs.
  • Repair electrical equipment and broken parts.
  • Weld equipment and parts as needed.
  • Read and understand schematic flowcharts and technical manuals.
  • Complete all required paperwork and perform preventative maintenance as required.
  • Perform installation and setup of new production machinery.
  • Perform scheduled safety inspections and preventive maintenance on specified items.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records, work orders and task records.
  • Comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Comply with federal, state and local safety regulations.
  • Work together with co-workers and other company personnel, while consistently demonstrating  principles of customer service and teamwork.
  • Perform related duties as required.

What you will need:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Tangible experience in troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns within manufacturing environments.
  • Self- motivated, able to multitask, and willing to contribute in a fast-paced team environment. 
  • Organized and detail oriented with basic knowledge boilers, compressors, and refrigeration systems preferred.
  • Basic welding and fabrication skills are strongly desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to read chemical labels and follow safe handling procedures for food grade products.
  • Able to read, write, and perform basic math.
  • Able to routinely lift up to 60 lbs., work from ladders, squat, bend, and kneel.
  • Able to work in hot and cold climates, both indoors and outdoors.

Our Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, STD & LTD after 60 days of employment.
  • Matching 401k after 1-year
  • Benefit Bonus/Stipend
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO
  • Opportunity for advancement!
  • Discounted employee purchases!
  • Unique, entrepreneurial culture!

Our Mission and Guiding Principles:

We successfully create value and enhance lives by attending to how we do business!

  • We Treat People Right
  • We Think Like Entrepreneurs
  • We Offer a Great Place to Work
  • We Build Strong Relationships
  • We Create a Place to Learn & Improve Life in Our Community

Interested? 

Send your resume to tara.benson@opengatesgroup.com! If you have a passion for problem solving with a servant-minded attitude, join our team!