Maintenance Team Lead – 2nd Shift

Team leader designation as a maintenance technician identifies the on-shift lead support resource for a small team of maintenance technicians under the direct support of the facility maintenance manager or maintenance supervisor. Provide Preventative, Predictive maintenance. Electrical, Mechanical, troubleshooting, repair, rebuild, replace in kind of components and parts. Additional details of related skills needed at pre-defined maintenance tech levels can be found in the Maintenance Technician Skills Matrix. Primary focus is to maintain manufacturing equipment to ensure safety, quality and production standards are met.

Opportunity to earn up to $80,000 per year + $5,000 sign on bonus

2nd Shift Monday-Friday 2pm-11pm

Persnickety People. Exceptional Cheese. Come join our Maintenance Team!

Your Story.

You are a Team Leader that identifies the on-shift lead support resource for a small team of maintenance technicians under the direct support of the Maintenance Supervisor. You provide preventative and predictive maintenance, along with electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, repair, rebuild, and replacement of components and parts. Your primary focus is to maintain manufacturing equipment to ensure safety, quality, and production standards are met. Your hours of work are Monday – Friday, 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Your Passion. Our Culture.

At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you. Our culture stems from a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. At Sargento, you can make decisions based on how they affect people as well as the long-term health of our company. You will be encouraged to make a meaningful difference in the community, in the company and in your career. With diverse experiences and tools to learn and develop, you can transform your aspirations into reality. If you’re ready for the right place to belong and grow your career, you can find it here.

What You Do.

  • Maintain and promote a safe working environment taking appropriate safety precautions and measures.
  • Always maintain GMP knowledge and execute GMP practices. Strict housekeeping (including tool reconciliation) of all work areas essential throughout facility.
  • Take pride and ownership in task and job performed while ensuring operational safety, plant performance and line uptime are optimized.
  • Follow established maintenance processes and required standards of excellence.
  • Utilize the predictive maintenance diagnostic tools and procedures provided, interpreting and documenting results. Taking appropriate measures to prevent failure.
  • Maintain, systematically troubleshoot, repair, and replace in-kind, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic parts primarily for manufacturing equipment.
  • Job task assignments and tasks performed through the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Complete work order assignments within the given amount of time directed. Report any need for deviation through proper channels.
  • Involvement in Continuous Improvement initiatives and Root Cause Analysis is essential. Research and suggest improvements based on recognized repetitive failure or substandard manufacturing practices, environment compatibility, etc. are expected.
  • Optimize and refine PMs based on findings, such as frequency, task list, etc.
  • Provide support for opposing shifts, maintenance related activity or projects.
  • Daily interaction with production team related items as needed.
  • Share any newly learned discoveries pertinent to repair or troubleshooting techniques that will assist team to respond more efficiently and safely.
  • Assist in the training of Maintenance Apprentices, Machine Specialists, and other Sargento employees including validating work performed as required.
  • Communicate and converse professionally and technically with maintenance, operations, engineering, and other resources to solving machine related issues and taking appropriate steps keeping equipment in peak operational condition.
  • Maintain minimum level of proficiency as defined by skills listed and evaluated for this job responsibility on the Maintenance Technician Skills Matrix.
  • Rotate and understand all equipment functions of the plant.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or plant engineer.

Food Safety/Quality

  • Monitor employee practices to ensure they comply with regulatory and company quality policies.
  • Monitor products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Monitor equipment, building and contractors to ensure compliance with company quality policies.
  • Investigate, identify, and correct potential sources of product contamination (equipment related).

Employee Safety

  • Monitor employee practices to ensure they comply with regulatory and company safety policies.
  • Monitor equipment and plant conditions to ensure they comply with regulatory and company safety policies.
  • Investigate and recommend improvements related to near miss, property damage or employee injury incidents.
  • Support the plant safety program by actively participating in improvement programs.


  • Foster and support the Sargento Culture.
  • Monitor employee interactions to ensure they comply with our corporate culture.
  • Encourage and promote career advancement opportunities with employees.
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Facilitate daily shift change meetings.
  • Communicate effectively with Production Team Leads and Supervision to drive line availability improvements and reduce downtime.
  • Support technician on-the-job training and development plans.


  • Recommend improvements to production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department, or work crew.
  • Send out a shift report at the end of each shift.
  • Assign work orders to maintenance techs on the designated shift per the latest work schedule revision.
  • Ensure compliance to the 52-week PM plan by coordinating technician assignments between production support and preventative maintenance accordingly.
  • Support further refinement of PM programs by completing PM Audits
  • Assist team members in troubleshooting as needed.
  • Escalate equipment breakdowns to additional resources per a designated escalation procedure.
  • Facilitate Root Cause Analysis discussions.
  • Attend monthly strategy meetings with the maintenance leadership team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor, maintenance manager, and/or plant engineer.

Your Education and Experience.

  • This position requires at a minimum an Associates Degree in a technical discipline or a journey worker credential in an accredited technical discipline.
  • Additional electrical and mechanical on the job training demonstrated skills preferred.
  • SAP knowledge and Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Additional educational courses will be required as needed to sustain departmental/individual technological levels and licenses.

Benefits that set us apart.

  • Comprehensive medical including Fertility, Adoption benefits, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center
  • Employer 401K contribution in the top 1% of the nation
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Access to Employee Store

Our Story.

With over 2,000 employees and net sales of $1.5 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 65 years. We created the world’s first, successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Sargento is based in Plymouth, Wisconsin, where we manufacture and market shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Sargento is known for the exceptional quality of our products and for product design, packaging and merchandising innovations that have transformed our industry. To learn more about our culture and values, please visit our website at

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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