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Maintenance Technician 04.14.21(1)

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 Lorentz Meats

 Maintenance Technician


Join the Lorentz Meats Team! We are a full service, niche meat processing company in Cannon Falls, MN, specializing in organic, natural, and grass fed meat. We process for niche-meat branded programs, including processing and retail ready packaging ready for shipment or export, while sticking to our roots of processing individual animals for the local farmers. We may be the processor behind your favorite specialty brands at the grocery store. The Lorentz family has fed our families for five decades and continues to support our local farmers and community.


The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Perform repairs, preventive maintenance and component replacement on food process equipment and systems.
  • Adjust and repair components according to manufacturer specifications and quality standards. 
  • Inspect and tests equipment to verify proper operation, make adjustments as needed to assure error-free operations.
  • Document all parts used for preventive maintenance and repair to ensure proper inventory of parts are always available for operational readiness.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals, work orders, and any other applicable documentation to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Recognize abnormally operating equipment and use troubleshooting skills to diagnose, analyze and repair mechanical, electrical, electronic equipment issues.
  • Ability to identify cost-effect solutions to decrease repeated equipment deficiencies (root cause analysis).
  • Monitor work site to assure that all work zones and equipment are in safe operation. 
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.



  • Operating knowledge of electronics systems
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Experienced with vacuum, pneumatics, electrical and conveyance systems
  • Excellent use of shop tools
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems


Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, vibration and 40 to 90 degree temperatures.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and understand instructions.  Possess good eye-hand coordination and dexterity.  This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and climbing frequently. The use of hands and arms constantly for pinching, simple gripping, grasping, and push/pull with hands, operate a vibrating tool frequently.  Reach above shoulder occasionally.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move items 60 to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Hours of work are 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Monday through Friday with scheduled weekend work as needed.


Preferred Education and Experience
Formal maintenance training and/or 2 years maintenance experience in a production manufacturing setting. Food processing facility preferred.  Familiar with general food safety practices, including GMPs, HACCP and SQF system.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 









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