Maintenance Tech in New Hampton, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA New Hampton

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Tech

Job Description:

The purpose of the Maintenance Department is to support production, to prevent and/or minimize down time and to keep Bay Valley Foods, New Hampton running as efficiently as possible.

  • Complete assigned planned maintenance on time.
  • Complete tasks from work orders assigned in time allotted.
  • Ensure assigned spaces are kept in a clean and free of clutter. 
  • Work closely with the production supervisor on production needs.
  • Comply with the requirements defined within the contents of the GMP’S, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), LO/TO procedures, and Food Safety programs with the Confined Space Entry requirements program established by Bay Valley Foods.
  • Ensure safe work practices are being followed at all time to minimize the injuries to yourself and others.
  • Be available for on-call and work overtime during inspection preparations, capital projects and downtime.  
  • Sanitize tools before the start of each shift and after using them.
  • Turn in all completed work orders and Daily Shift Maintenance Summery Report to maintenance manager or shop foreman at the end of each day.
  • Clean the shop and put away all tools and parts at the end of your shift.
  • Responsible to complete training courses as designated by the maintenance manager.
  • Knowledge of operating procedures in the dryer, mix, packaging and warehouse departments
  • Obtain a working knowledge to a troubleshooting and repair level of plant equipment and process.
  • Obtain a working knowledge to a troubleshooting and repair level of all dryer safeties including the Atex system, the Deluge system and the steam system.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the waste treatment system and the effects of the SPCC program and environmental programs.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of boiler operations and chemical testing.  To understand the effects of changing chemical levels.

Essential Functions

  • Will read, write, speak and communicate efficiently in English with a wide variety of people and personalities.
  • Will perform basic mathematical functions.
  • Will keep legible and accurate records.
  • Will read follow verbal and written instructions and company-posted work and safety policies, procedures and programs.
  • Will follow all safety rules and regulations, perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner, and wear all required personal protective equipment, including but not limited to safety shoes and hearing protection in designated areas.
  • Will conform to all good manufacturing practices and be responsible for the cleanliness of immediate work area and contribute to the overall cleanliness of the facility.
  • Will have adequate vision ability (depth perception and field of vision) to move around the facility safely and distinguish colors.
  • Will work in all areas of the facility, both inside and outside, and on all floors in the facility.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Will walk/stand for the duration of up to a 12-hour shift and be able to twist, bend, stoop and reach.
  • Will climb stairs, ladders, equipment scaffolding, tanks and heights as required.
  • Will enter confined space areas as required.
  • Ability to push/pull/lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Will use one or both hands to hold, grip, and use tools required for duties, including but not limited to a utility knife.
  • Will hear and talk on an ongoing basis in an atmosphere of moderate and loud noise.
  • Will work in and around cold water or hot water up to 185° F.
  • Will work in cold, warm, hot, humid and/or wet conditions.
  • Will have the ability to operate proficiently in an SAP environment; including but not limited to using an RF (radio frequency) device, print and place tags, and able to effectively use a scanner and related portable equipment.

Equal Opportunity Employer –M/F/Veterans/Disability

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 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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