Maintenance Mechanic (282534)

Milwaukee, WI
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

The Maintenance Mechanic position would include maintaining optimum functionality for all plant equipment and systems by performing inspections, completing predictive and preventive maintenance measures, and repairing and modifying equipment and systems with the use of a variety of hand tools and power tools.

Maintenance Mechanics also identify follow-up work required, work to improve the condition of all facility departments, work as a team member with a positive attitude, help promote and communicate maintenance and reliability to the organization, and perform other duties including housekeeping, attending safety training, and attending communication meetings.   

Job time: Full-Time

Compensation: $37/hr + $0.55/hr shift differential

Shift:  3rd shift  - 4 days ON / 4 days OFF


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Must be able to interpret work instructions, formulate plans, and express ideas and concerns effectively to co-workers, maintenance personnel and supervisors

  • Log all actions taken in a clear and concise method

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide 4-digit numbers. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight (pounds, kilograms), percentages, or fractions

  • Able to work with different temperature and humidity conditions in the work area that can vary from temperatures ranging of 0 degrees to 110 degrees

  • Verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments

  • Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial maintenance throughout the facility

  • Installing, maintaining, testing, evaluating, and repairing various mechanical components and systems 

  • Ability to utilize and operate a site related CMMS (Computerized maintenance management system)

  • Operating standard maintenance tools such as power tools, electric tools, precision maintenance tools, preventative maintenance technology tools, etc.

  • Utilize maintenance trades and components such as welding, pipefitting, fabrication, gearbox and bearing maintenance, lubrication, pumps and piping systems, mechanical maintenance, hydraulic and pneumatic systems 

  • Interpreting and understanding mechanical schematics, blueprints, and/or operation manuals

  • Documenting completed work and the conditions found, utilizing maintenance computer software as necessary

  • Interacting regularly with external vendors, peers, and management to pursue continuous improvement of facility operations and promote a teamwork focused environment 

  • Operating mobile equipment such as forklifts, loaders, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Eligible to work in the United Sates without visa sponsorship

  • Cargill requires employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must be able to use or learn computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and Maintenance software such as SAP or Maximo 

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 55lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to work overtime including holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts with advance notice

  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)

  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • Ability to work in confined spaces

  • Successful completion of the MIT (Maintenance In Training) program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years technical degree in industrial mechanical discipline

  • 3 or more years of experience in maintenance

  • Experience with root cause analysis and continuous improvement, including Lean Six Sigma

  • Experience in the food and beverage industry 

  • Experience with HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment including chillers, cooling towers, boilers, and air compressors

  • Experience in a production environment

  • Experience in MIG (metal inert gas) / TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding

  • Ability to utilize and operate a site-related CMMS (computerized maintenance management system)

  • Maintenance experience using precision instrumentation including torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, laser alignment tools, sheave alignment tools, etc.

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


United States