Kemin Industries Industrial Maintenance Technician 2nd Shift in Des Moines, Iowa


Company Overview

Kemin ()has been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. As a global company touching 3.4 billion people every day with its products, Kemin is committed toimproving the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to feed a growingpopulation and be a resource for others in need. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals inthe global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition and beauty markets. Thecompany provides product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,000 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

Position Overview

This position will support production through routine maintenance and repair of mixer, blender and packaging equipment, including troubleshooting and quickly correcting problems. This position will also be responsible for process improvement and installation of new processes. Industrial electrical, motor controls, fluid pumps, piping, plumbing, ability to read blueprints and schematics and mechanical experience is required. Food or chemical manufacturing experience preferred.


  • Troubleshoot and repair of industrial electrical and mechanical systems.

  • After hours availability and rotating on-call schedule required.

  • Handle routine preventative maintenance of all plant equipment.

  • Help operations with production process improvements when necessary.

  • Help perform sanitation regiments.

  • Work within GMP and Food Safety requirements

  • Participate in safety improvements and actively participate on safety teams.


  • High school diploma with a minimum of 3 years of experience in industrial maintenance in a manufacturing environment.

  • Detail-oriented and motivated self-starter able to work independently or on a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.

  • Knowledge of PLC systems, VFD's, boilers and compressors a plus.

  • Ability to stand for long periods and to climb stairs, move 56 pounds, work at elevated heights.

  • Previous forklift and scissor lift experience.

  • Ideal candidate will have a good attendance record, ability to work with minimum supervision, a high level of accountability for their work and proficiency troubleshooting both mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills a must.

Decision Making & Freedom to Act:Kemin believes in allowing its employees the freedom to make decisions and action them in accordance with their ability and level of reporting.

Working Conditions:The Maintenance Technician is based in Kemin AgriFoods North America plant in Des Moines, Iowa. This position is on 2nd shift, but after work hours and weekends are required at times. You will be part of an on call list which is rotated weekly for after hour’s service. On rare occasions schedules may need to be adjusted based on the need for projects. Uniforms are provided.

Kemin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID 2017-4685

Positions 1

Location US-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date 4/17/2017

Category Manufacturing

Position Type Regular Full-Time