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Associate Maintenance Engineer (209510)AustinMinnesota.

Associate Maintenance Engineer (209510)

Austin | Minnesota | United States

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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
  • The company’s "promote-from-within" philosophy rewards outstanding performance


Company 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.

Location: Austin, MN

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