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HORMEL FOODS SALES, LLC Mechanic-Knoxville-Knox in KNOXVILLE, Iowa

Job DescriptionThe 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. * Troubleshoots 480V, control, VFDs, and PLCs. * 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. Company Information Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Knoxville team! At the Knoxville plant, Employee Safety and Food Safety are our top priorities! We believe every employee has the responsibility to maintain a safe working environment by closely following our safety policies and actively engaging in our safety culture. Also, by adhering to the highest food safety standards, our manufacturing facility is able to produce quality, wholesome foods to our consumers. Benefits: Our benefits package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan, prescription drug plan, dental and vision plan, 401(k) with company match, pension plan, employee assistance and wellness plan, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, vacation and holiday pay, profit sharing, and educational assistance. New Employees at our facility are immediately place on a 3 month probationary period. During this time, employee attendance and performance are closely monitored. While on probation, management reserves the right to move and employee to a different open position anywhere in our facility to meet the needs of the business. We appreciate our consideration of our company as your next employer and look forward to hearing from you! If you need assistance completing the online application, please visit your nearest Iowa Workforce Development office.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 orienta