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Kemin Industries Industrial Maintenance Technician in Des Moines, Iowa


Position Overview

Kemin is seeking a talented and dedicated Industrial Maintenance Technician that 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. This is a first shift opening.

We Are Kemin

We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us. We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. 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 in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, beauty and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,800 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

What you’ll be doing:

  • 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.

What we require of you:

  • 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.

What’s in it for you:

  • A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.

  • Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.

  • Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.

  • The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.

  • Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.

Kemin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date1 week ago(1/11/2021 2:05 PM)

Job ID2021-6673



Position TypeRegular Full-Time