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Maintenance Class AJob DescriptionLocated in North America's wind belt, Davenport is at the forefront of renewable energy technology and has remained home to our largest manufacturing facility since 1927. Originally producing cereal, the factory became a pet food-only manufacturer in the late '90's and as the largest pet food manufacturing facility in the U.S., it carefully produces, packages and ships several varieties of our Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, Alpo, Beneful, Nestl Purina ONE, Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Friskies and Kit N Kaboodle brands.Your role in the bigger picture is to handle all mechanical maintenance tasks whether routine, critical or preventative to improve the functionality and safe working order of our manufacturing equipment and machinery. Your assignments will be focused on our packing line. Your training will be completed on the day shift. Once trained and qualified you will be transferred to another shift. If you're up for the dare to expand your career in the world of manufacturing, join our Purina Family. We'll always challenge you to think: "What's Next?"PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESMaintain, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair as need all plant mechanical equipment which may include welding, piping, electrical and controls in a safe and cost-effective manner.Work safely at all times.Look for continuous improvement, ideas to improve safety, reliability, quality, throughput and energy.Work with engineers on capital upgrades as needed.Complete any other assigned maintenance duties as directed.Continue training as necessary to keep up current with technologyBASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):High School Diploma or GED equivalentExperience (Years/type):1 year of maintenance experience in a manufacturing, technical, warehouse, industrial, military or related environment OR a two year technical degree completedWelding Certification is preferred (not required)It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl Purina home.The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.Job: Maintenance Class APrimary Location: Davenport, IA USOther Location:Career Area: HourlyNestle Purina PetCare Company Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity