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HORMEL FOODS SALES, LLC HRL - Knoxville Plant - Maintenance Mechanic in KNOXVILLE, Iowa

The Knoxville plant has an opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. This position maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of electrical and mechanical equipment. Successful candidates will work in our food processing production facility located in Knoxville, Iowa, and enjoy competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package. Vacancies are typically on 2nd or 3rd shift with opportunities for overtime. Weekend work is required. Specific schedules will be discussed during the interview process. The Knoxville plant specializes in the production of Dry Sausage items including PILLOW PACK pepperoni.Job Responsibilities:Ensures operation of electrical and mechanical machinery and equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements on pumps, motors, hydraulics, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.Performs industrial maintenance functions in installation, preventative maintenance, repair, modification, and improvement of a wide variety of equipment.Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment including welders, lathe, and mill.Troubleshoots manufacturing equipment including grinders, stuffers, and meat pumps and packaging equipment including Multivacs, slicer, and metal detectors.Assists production in setup and tear down of equipment.Performs other tasks as assigned by management.Follow safe working procedures in accordance with the safety policies of the Knoxville plant.Follow food safety procedures in accordance with the food safety policies of the Knoxville plant.Qualifications:Qualified candidates will have either previous relevant experience as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, or related field, or training at an accredited technical school.Strong problem solving and decision making skills.Ability to work in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.Well-developed interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.Preferred:Welding and working with food processing equipment.Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.