Maintenance Tech 3rd Shift

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Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats, Inc., is widely known and honored by culinary experts and chefs for the superb quality and rich, smoky flavor of our Applewood smoked bacon, ham, poultry, sausage, and other premium quality specialty meats. We are also known as one of the premier employers in the Central Wisconsin.

Performs preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance on a wide variety of manufacturing equipment. Activity will include diagnosing and replacement of both mechanical and electrical components. They will also be responsible for repairs and maintaining the building, grounds, and utility systems for the facility.

Position is responsible for repairing and installing production/manufacturing equipment. Inspects equipment for proper functioning and performs preventative maintenance duties per manufacturer’s specifications. Diagnoses equipment malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments as needed.


This is a 3rd shift position that works one of two flexible shifts.   M-Th 8:30pm-7am or 10:30pm-9:00am.

Primary responsibilities include:

Perform preventative maintenance on production equipment
Repair all production equipment as needed
Perform breakdown analysis
Perform general housekeeping
Upgrade production lines with new equipment/technology
Work with outside contractors
Comply with GMP, safety, and audit standards
Perform technical writing in the Maintenance CMMS system.

Qualifications and Experience:

Experience with mechanical systems (e.g., gear boxes, chains, sprockets, motors, seals, bearings).
Experience with product manuals (e.g., reading and applying knowledge to make repairs).
Experience with troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns (pinpointing and fixing breakdowns).
Experience with reading mechanical drawings (e.g., hydraulics, pneumatics).
Experience with ammonia refrigeration

Preferred Experience:

Associates Degree in Electromechanical Technology or Certificate in Industrial Electronics and Maintenance
Experience with basic electrical systems (e.g., starters, fuses, contacts, relays).
Experience with refrigeration systems (e.g., compressors/ammonia systems).
Experience with conveyers (air cylinders, diverters, sensors, motor/speed controls).
Experience with electrical systems (installation, frequency drive, troubleshooting)
Experience with electronics (e.g., level probes, flow meters, drives/VFDs, etc.).
Experience with gearing and gear boxes (rebuilds, ordering parts, machining parts).
Experience with hydraulic systems (high pressure cylinders, pumps, valves, troubleshooting).
Experience with kinematics (e.g., line speed/sprocket size ratios, etc.).
Experience with meat slicing /high speed production
Experience with PLC (e.g., industrial maintenance, computer control systems, etc.).
Experience with pneumatics (solenoids, cylinders, motor brakes, reading, troubleshooting).
Experience with pneumatics/air compression (e.g., valves, cylinders, etc.).
Experience with preventative maintenance (computerized preventative charts/data).
Experience with pumps (e.g., troubleshooting, replacing seals/motors, understanding specs).
Experience with schematics (e.g., electrical blueprints with switches, starters, maps, relays).
Experience with SERVO (e.g., intelligent/robotic motors, in-coders, etc.)
Experience with troubleshooting (e.g., diagnostics, problem solving, etc.).
Experience working in team-based environments (working together with others).
Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training, and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made based upon the merits of the employee/application and without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

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