Maintenance Technician 2nd or 3rd Shift in Gridley, IL at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/21/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Maintenance Technician 2nd and 3rd shift

Relocation may be required.

Main Duties:

  • Follow sanitation, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP procedures, Food Safety policies and Occupational Safety Policies. Support all Food Safety initiatives. Address Food Safety, Quality and Occupational Safety concerns with Operations, Quality and Maintenance Team members and contractors.
  • Effectively and efficiently troubleshoot, correct, and repair equipment to maintain safe production.
  • Complete maintenance tasks of PMs (Preventive Maintenance), inspections, pump/gearbox rebuilds, electrical troubleshooting, and changing out mechanical/electrical components.
  • Identify equipment problems found during inspections and PMs to prevent equipment down time.
  • Initiate root cause analysis investigations to eliminate repeat problems.
  • Maintain a clean work area and maintain thorough records.
  • Be available for call-in situations on assigned weekends.
  • Willing to come in early or work over to cover production needs.
  • Role model best practices to help further develop our Safety Culture.


  • Minimum of 2 years of industrial maintenance experience (Examples: Electronic/Control systems, pneumatics, PLC systems, industrial automation, industrial refrigeration, etc.)
  • Ability to troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of electricity and electronic principles (Examples: motor starters, contactors, relays, 3 phase power)
  • Experience troubleshooting and installing/aligning mechanical components (Examples: pumps, gear boxes, bearings, conveyors)
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and P&IDs
  • Team-oriented personality.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment by adjusting priorities to meet production needs.
  • Well developed sense of personal initiative and decision making.
  • Meet expectations of lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying necessary for the job (100lbs) in extreme hot and cold conditions.
  • Ability to install electrical conduit in accordance with NEC (preferred)
  • Experience in food manufacturing (preferred)
  • Ability to MIG, TIG, and stick weld for various metal types (preferred)
  • Knowledge of industrial refrigeration principles (preferred)


  • Immediate eligibility to the company 401k plan (100% match for first 3% contribution, 50% for next 2% contribution; Employee receives maximum match of 4% after contribution of 5% of more of salary the following year)
  • Immediately eligibility for medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance for this position. Basic life and AD&D insurance is provided by the company immediately. Short-term disability (also provided by the company) is also available immediately.
  • Eligibility for long term disability after one year
  • Receive company uniforms and work boots immediately after hire
  • Relocation assistance could be available for candidates from outside the local area
  • **$$$ Sign-on bonus of $5,000 for candidate to fill this position $$$**

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.