Job Description

Job Title: Machine/Building Maintenance Position
Shift: Weekdays, Full-Time – 40 hrs. per week
Benefits: 401(k) or other retirement, clothing/uniform allowance, health insurance, holidays, sick leave or PTO, vacation or PTO, vision plan
Requirements for employment: Physical and drug testing; high school diploma or GED; 36 months of previous experience
Contact: Gail DeSmet at 507-836-6540 or

Job Summary

Conduct maintenance and repair work on company machines and building as well keep accurate records of all maintenance practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Previous experience/proficiency with navigating maintenance management systems (MMS) {i.e. Maximo, SAP}
  • Ability to proficiently utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Provide mentoring, grooming, and inspiration for succession planning throughout the plant where appropriate.
  • Provide technically adept guidance that displays an understanding of industrial mechanics, electrical, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, PLC’s, AC/DC theory, motors, etc. to craftsmen.
  • Manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Communicate clearly and authoritatively both verbally and in written format

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis

  • Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.
  • Ensure a safe, clean and environmentally compliant work environment and promote a culture that lives our safety is the first priority stance
  • Ensure self and staff accomplish all safety engagement activities each month
  • Ensure staff understands, knows where to find and follows all documented safe work procedures (guarding, electrical, confined space, working from heights, etc.)
  • Maintain Predictive Maintenance Program
  • Track and communicate work order notifications with all relevant staff members
  • Ensure staff is trained, maintains current on any required certifications and that all parties understand and are capable of performing the full scope of their job expectations.
  • Holds department accountable for delivering to targeted goals, and stretches each to their full potential regularly.
  • Balance Office and Floor Presence to Accomplish Varied Tasks

Maintains budget (labor, contractor, repair & replacement) and inventory of spare parts in a fiscally responsible fashion

  • Provides analysis data to staff with regard to relevant work processes and products
  • Understands day-to-day production challenges, and issues ensuring proper prioritization of work-partners collaboratively with Management.
  • Technical & Leadership Competence

Demonstrates an understanding of manufacturing processes, equipment, and facilities

  • Manages all capital projects/installations professionally and delivers committed results timely and cost effectively
  • Provides evidenced mentoring to skilled craftsmen and staff personnel and demonstrates work behaviors consistent with expectations.
  • Ensures performance management and timekeeping processes are managed appropriately.


  • Industrial Mechanical and Electrical background, with a minimum of 3 years of people leadership responsibilities
  • Experience, knowledge or formal training in a Manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to initiate, drive, and sustain change and a proven track record of achieving results through employee engagement and peer relationship building and maintaining

Job Requirements

As a candidate for this position you must;

    • Be able to perform essential maintenance & keep accurate records
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
    • Meet attendance requirements.
    • Successfully pass drug-screen and background check.
    • Must have a Class D Drivers License

Download an application here