1329-Maintenance Technician in Milwaukee, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 5/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Milwaukee

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

1329-Maintenance Technician

Job Description:


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for plant maintenance and support of the equipment throughout the plant.  Working in partnership with the Maintenance Supervisor, they keep the plant and its primary electrical and mechanical systems running.  All procedures and practices used are grounded in standards, regulations and laws addressing food safety and food quality, as well as environmental safety in accordance with Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

Works in partnership with the Maintenance Supervisor to perform basic maintenance and repairs on conveyors, packaging equipment, production equipment, electrical controls systems and other related plant systems Provides routine inspections and monitoring of all production equipment Performs troubleshooting on equipment and facilities as needed to determine the root cause of problem and perform proper repair Completes all work safely and follows all company policies and procedures regarding safety completion of work Completes building and facility maintenance as needed Supports and follows standards for food safety and food quality production reflected in SQF as well as the regulations of major vendors and governmental agencies such as OSHA, FDA and EPA Records and documents according to procedures, assuring that all equipment documentation is up to date and accurate Performs data entry into Computer Maintenance Management System Prepares unscheduled work orders to support production requirements Works in SAP to maintain daily work lists Remains current in training expectations  Keeps work environment clean, safe and positive Primary focus of all business related efforts are and must remain that of promoting excellence in all products Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or HSED/GED equivalent
  • Requires a minimum of two years of plant maintenance work experience including product packaging
  • Requires basic knowledge of electrical controls, mechanical equipment, conveyors and production or facilities related equipment and the ability to troubleshoot and make repairs
  • Requires the development of a clear understanding of food safety and food quality standards and regulations such as SQF and environmental safety regulations along with a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Requires the ability to communicate in English fluently for the effective and clear written and oral communication with others
  • Requires teamwork ability
  • Requires basic mathematical skills to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide
  • Requires basic computer skills and data entry skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as:  Word, Excel and Outlook

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional sitting
  • Frequent use of hands to finger, handle, grasp or touch objects and tools
  • Frequently is required to talk or listen
  • Frequent standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, squatting, stooping, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, reaching
  • Frequent lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment:

The employee works in both indoor and outdoor weather conditions and in a production environment. 

Additionally, the incumbent will work near moving mechanical parts and in high places as well as hot temperatures.  He/she will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  There is high noise in the work environment.

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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