Maintenance Trainee Associate

Land O' Lakes

Land O' Lakes

Fremont, NE, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024
Maintenance Trainee Associate

Position Objective:

The Student (Maintenance Technician) is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repair work on production equipment and facility systems with assistance and supervision of the Land O’Lakes Maintenance Crew and Management.

Job duties will include but are not be limited to the following:

*Primary Function:

  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain plant processing equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements and adhering to the schedule. Having at all time maintenance assistance from Land O’Lakes Maintenance employees.
  • Accurately document and capture work and parts into JDE E1 system.
  • Willing and eager to learn the plant and develop skills through on the job and assigned training.

*Secondary Function:

  • Maintain work area, tools and shop equipment in a clean and functional manner
  • Maintain maintenance logs accurately and neatly
  • Follow the Pine Island preventative maintenance program
  • Perform additional duties within the department or plant as scheduled or requested
  • Is proactive in making recommendations to reduce and improve maintenance work wherever feasible; assuring efficient and productive operation of plant, process and equipment; while protecting and prolonging the economic life of plant assets; all at the least (optimal) cost practical


  • Follow 1QMS guidelines through monitoring and verification
  • Communicate quality concerns to appropriate personnel regarding defective product in timely manner
  • Monitor and follow GMPs. Follow allergen program


  • Follow LMS guidelines through monitoring and verification
  • Complete and maintain the training requirements for your position.
  • Keep management and associates well informed of relevant information
  • Completes all work in accordance with safe and workmanlike manner protocols.
  • Follow sustainability practices

*Safety Responsibility:

  • Use proper lifting techniques when performing Maintenance duties.
  • Follow plant safety rules and procedures.
  • Encourage safe work techniques for all employees.
  • Perform all duties safely and to use discretion to prevent injuries.
  • Complete safety requirements as described per LOL Pine Island Program Curriculum

*Physical Responsibility:

  • Must be able to bend, twist, turn, push, pull, stoop and lift when performing maintenance work. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms above shoulder height, climb or balance. Occasionally required to sit or perform work in close quarters.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

*Interpersonal / Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to follow written methods, paying close attention to details.
  • Must be able to follow specific work direction and adjust as necessary to accomplish the job.
  • Must be able to maintain legible & accurate records / paperwork as required. Accurately record notes in JDE E1.
  • Must have communication skills to properly explain product quality issues to appropriate production personnel.
  • Must have skills to properly explain equipment, product quality, or production issues to maintenance, lab, or other production personnel during pre-shift meetings, at shift hand off, and during your shift.
  • Must have the ability to communicate positively to all LOL, customer, regulatory or vendor representatives as needed.


  • Must be a current student seeking an associates or higher in a maintenance, electrical or related field.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work with people and must possess the interpersonal skills as identified above.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Join us and be part of a Fortune 250, farmer- and member-owned cooperative that is reimagining the business of food. We have been named a Top Workplace by Indeed and LinkedIn, and to the TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

We provide a broad portfolio of benefits to keep you and your family at your best. Land O'Lakes is Where Your Future Takes Root.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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