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Facility Maintenance Technician

Company Name:
WG Provisions
Company Description:

Founded in 1979, WG Provisions has provided customers with unsurpassed high-quality meats, smoke house creations, life-improving biomedical products and business-building order fulfillment services. For over 40 years, WG Provisions has offered quality products and exceptional service proven by our loyal, long-standing customers. We create relationships that deliver the consistent quality and service needed to overcome our customers’ challenges.  We're eager to talk to you!

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
February 22, 2024
Deadline Date:
August 8, 2024
Job Categories:
Maintenance, Skilled Trades
Home Base Iowa Company:
Salary Range:
$52,000 - $83,000
Job Description:

The Facility Maintenance Technician role keeps the plant facility and equipment running in a safe and efficient manner.  This includes maintaining and repairing the building and equipment while adhering to company, USDA and food safety policies. This role will survey buildings and equipment to maintain proper operations and preventative maintenance programs to help drive operational growth and efficiency across the company. This individual will work hand in hand with the Production Support Manager and bring extensive knowledge of operating equipment, specifically for the meat industry, and maintenance of this equipment.

The Maintenance Technician position reports to the Production Support Manager.  A maintenance technician resides in both our Smokehouse (Jewell, IA) and Butchery (Sidney, IA) facilities.

Our current opening is in our Butchery located in Sidney, Iowa.  In this facility, we process whole roasting hogs that are distributed throughout the United States. 


Key Duties for Facility Maintenance Technician:

  • Manage start-up to make sure equipment is in proper operating condition.
  • Diagnose equipment defects and making necessary repairs.
  • Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot machinery, ovens, processing equipment and facilities problems as needed for production issues and efficiency
  • Safely operate various maintenance shop tools including welders, grinders, etc.
  • Maintain all areas of the shop, production rooms and interior/exterior of the plant.
  • Troubleshoot electrical functions (i.e., motors, controls, PLC function and basic wiring)
  • Confer with management and suppliers to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Complete preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training, along with company pre-requisite programs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary.



  • Perform all duties within OSHA and company safety standards: LOTO, wear PPE and maintain safety equipment.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area.
  • Immediately report any accidents or deficiencies to the Production Support Manager and Production Manager.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years of facility maintenance.
  • Minimum of 1 to 5 years of equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, and electronics.
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical safety practices.
  • Prior knowledge of food processing equipment is helpful.
  • Complex problem-solving skills, proven ability to solve problems independently
  • Troubleshooting PLC and frequency drives
  • Ability to write routine breakdown, preventative maintenance and other maintenance related reports and correspondence.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements for facilities operating under USDA and OSHA.
  • Support/drive hazard identification, risk assessments, and risk controls efforts.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and distributed team
  • Role model of integrity, sound judgement, personal responsibility, team player
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Someone a team can “count on”


Reports to: Production Support Manger

Job Type: Full- time

High School / GED
1 year
Travel Required:
Resume Required:
606 Lyon St.
Contact Person:
Ashlee Lamberson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
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