Maintenance Technician - Ames,IA in United States

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 Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit a Maintenance Technician within Supply Chain based in Ames, Iowa. The individual will report to the Technical Area Manager.

Job Purpose:  The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the operation, repair, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of all production equipment within Barilla America’s entire facility.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance as necessary to ensure plant reliability.
  • Assist and/or lead in maintenance procedures throughout the plant.
  • Troubleshoot any maintenance issues throughout the plant
  • Complete various projects including welding, machining, mechanical, electrical, and work orders as assigned.
  • Monitor plant facilities which include air system, fire system, etc
  • Prioritize maintenance work that needs to be completed
  • Partner with Packing and Processing to ensure product flow (e.g. work with operators on troubleshooting, and operate machinery).
  • Be able to operate all machinery including format and size changes in designated area
  • Assist and/or lead in maintenance procedures through contractors / vendors
  • Troubleshoot PLC and use PLC to troubleshoot equipment issues
  • Troubleshoot VFD’s
  • Work and communicate well with others and effectively contribute to the working relationships within Barilla America.
  • Comply with the environmental policies and procedures at Barilla Ames facility including energy efficiency, reduce – re-use – recycle goals, reporting requirements and sustainable initiatives. Actively participate in the Spill Team, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Team and complete all tasks relating or involving any environmental aspects within the procedural guidelines. (including those issues which involve oil, chemicals, used oil as well as follow to any environmental inspections)
  • Follows ISO22000 policies and procedures, address / communicate quality and food safety issues as they occur. 

Additional Information

  • AA degree in maintenance related field or three years of maintenance experience including (mechanical and or electrical). 
  • A general working knowledge of computers is required including Microsoft Office. 
  • Prior experience with computerized maintenance systems,  experience with PLC’s (Allen Bradley and Siemans) and /or VFD’s (Allen Bradely) is a plus.
  • Required to be a FSMA qualified individual, following all requirements from FSMA regulations
  • Ensure compliance and understanding for quality procedures that directly tie to food safety—PRPs, OPRPs, CCPs and FSMA requirements


Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, gender identity, health status, multicultural difference, political ideas, and sexual orientation.

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