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Plant Maintenance

Department:  Plant

Owatonna, MN, US, 55060


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 




Repair and maintain a variety of machinery equipment located within the main plant.  Demonstrate a steady, upward progression of skills and ability to do increasingly difficult tasks, the abilities will include but not be limited to the following:




  • Assist with the efficient flow of product through the assigned area and the major repair and maintenance of all machinery in the assigned area.
  • Work with seasonal employees in their day – to – day duties
  • Handle minor personnel problems.  Refer major problems to the Supervisor / Operation Manger
  • In the off season, will be involved in any number of maintenance activities including machine repair/overhaul, cleaning, building walkways and work platforms, and assisting in the installation of new processing equipment.
  • Must possess a complete set of tools for industrial maintenance.
  • Must have general knowledge of gas and arc welding, how to cut and thread pipe, bolt and thread sizes, how to fasten pulleys and sprockets on shafts and how to adjust conveyors.
  • Experience with hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Ability to read precision instruments and blue prints
  • Ability to order parts, communicate with the suppliers and service reps from equipment companies.
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Adhere to all Lakeside Foods policies and procedures
  • Notify supervisor immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered.
  • Ability to fabricate equipment / ability to use basic shop math





                High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


                Language Skills:

                Must be able to communicate in English


                Reasoning Ability:

                Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions




                Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, 

              department and Lakeside as a whole.  Fully participate in TAL by “living” Lakeside’s Standards of Conduct and being an

              active member of operational and project teams.  By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork,

              cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.




                While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

 stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

                The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

                The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 50-75 pounds.




                While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

                The noise level in the work environment is usually high.




Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 



















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Nearest Major Market: Owatonna