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Maintenance Technician - AM Shift , 4:00AM - 4:30PM -Offering up to $2,500 Sign on!

Requisition ID 35659
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work:

At our Rochester, MN facility we are part of the Applied Health and Nutrition division and hundreds of different products for Kerry and our retail customers. We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program.  If you’re looking to build a career in manufacturing with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you. We are looking for someone to help us keep things running!

Shift Information: This is a AM Shift, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 2 off, 4:00AM - 4:30PM. On average you can expect to work occasional overtime. 

What You’ll Do:

As a Maintenance Technician, you will work with the maintenance manager to complete building repairs, equipment installation, troubleshooting and installation, fulfillment of assigned work orders and unforeseen repairs in a timely fashion. You’ll follow good manufacturing practices to maintain inventory, complete preventative maintenance, good housekeeping and ensure compliance with all safety and environmental laws and regulations. Attention to detail is necessary for completing inventory and shift notes. We strongly believe in “Safety First, Quality Always” for our employees, products, and customers. We are looking for someone who is able to work independently to complete a designated list of tasks and that is also able to effectively communicate with a team. If this is something you’re passionate about also, this could be your next great opportunity!


Important areas of operations you’ll work on (but are not limited to):


  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearing, gears, and other parts of machinery
  • Troubleshoot and repair machinery such as extruders, mixers, conveyors, and metal detectors
  • Install and maintain pipe systems, hydraulic steam, pneumatic equipment
  • Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other related equipment
  • Building maintenance including minor plumbing, welding, and general upkeep
  • Repair and assess electrical issues as they arise

What you’ll need to be successful in this role:

  • Must have High School Diploma or GED. 
  • State of Minnesota First or Second Class B Boiler license desired.
  • BUM/FAST program (or equivalent) highly desired.   
  • 3+ years’ experience required.  (Prior experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred). 
  • Required skills:  Mechanical repair, general welding, ability to use hand tools, hand-held power tools, and basic computer skills.
  • Must have the ability to work alone and in close cooperation with production personnel and be capable of working through complex problems alone or with others to provide logical solutions.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

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