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Associate Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer - Associate
Company Description:
Inspired People. Inspired Food.?
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY?, SPAM?, Hormel? Natural Choice?, Applegate?, Justin's?, Wholly Guacamole?, Hormel? Black Label?, Columbus? and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.? -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
Job Purpose: Supervises maintenance personnel and directs the modification, improvement and installation of high-tech equipment in a manufacturing facility to maximize equipment and facility productivity at minimum cost
Responsibilities:
Makes departmental decisions regarding maintenance (maintenance management)
Develops an understanding of the equipment and manufacturing processes
Trains and supervises mechanics, electricians, plumbers and other skilled trades
Offers sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance improvement
Utilizes a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
Uses CAD to gather information and design custom alterations to equipment
Selects vendors for equipment purchases
Troubleshoots mechanical processes
Installs and starts-up new equipment and processes
Develops creative ideas to cut costs
Supervises equipment design changes
Monitors and controls energy use
Researches alteration requests and provides justification
Negotiates and oversees contract work
Authorizes, delegates and follows-up with maintenance work-orders, schedules preventive maintenance for equipment
Ensures safety and security of physical plant and facilities
Verifies and completes administrative work
Communicates department projects with plant management
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, or a related field with a 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
Innovative, have good technical and mechanical knowledge, and possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
Must be open to relocation
Location:
Typical starting locations include Austin, Minnesota; Osceola, Iowa; or Rochelle, Illinois. Additional locations includes facilities in Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, and Georgia.
Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made
Training:
Spend up to six weeks in a hands-on training environment before being assigned to a department
The training program consists of shadowing experienced Maintenance Engineers and training in Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, Economic Value Added (EVA), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)
Maintenance Engineers attend a one week new employee orientation at our Corporate Office in Austin, Minnesota. This will include presentations by different divisions to increase product knowledge, company knowledge, and leadership skills.
Advancement:
Maintenance Engineering is often the stepping stone to corporate engineering, project engineering, design engineering, or plant management. Corporate engineers do mostly project and design work.
Additional opportunities may exist in different departments, facilities, or subsidiaries
Hormel Foods' "promote-from-within" philosophy rewards outstanding performance
Benefits:
Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, and more.
Application Instructions:
Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.
Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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