Plant Maintenance (Electro Mechanical)

St. Cloud

3RD,  Monday-Friday 6pm – 3am 

Realize your ambition. Say cheese!

Your Story.

You are a punctual self-starter who works professionally in both a team environment as well as individually. You have a willingness to take direction. You like to work with your hands. You have a strong work ethic and a positive attitude. You are known for your ability to learn new skills.

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.

Your Work.

  • Install, replace, or change mechanical and electrical packaging equipment components according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Inspect, test, and rebuild, as needed, damaged machine parts, controls, and document defective parts and areas.  Advise supervisors of repair needs and parts.
  • Dismantle machines and remove parts for inspection or repair, using proper hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes, or hoists.
  • Start machines and observe mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic operation to determine efficiency.  Detect and resolve problems in the process. 
  • Reassemble and cycle machines after completion of repair/maintenance work.  
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machines, machine parts, or other equipment, according to specified and routine preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information in maintenance software and on maintenance logs and control sheets.
  • Read, activate, and execute work orders and specifications to determine and address packaging process equipment requiring preventative maintenance or repair. 
  • Set-up and operate machines and adjust controls to regulate operations.
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts, or equipment.
  • Maintain organization and documentation of parts as necessary.
  •  Validate equipment maintenance work and document findings. Complete QA improvement steps and document changes on equipment logs. 
  • Communicate concerns and operational findings to co-workers, especially when changing shifts.
  • Perform required preventative maintenance duties in a timely fashion.
  • General housekeeping duties of the entire campus.
  • Keep floors clear of debris, such as cheese, pallet fragments, and packaging materials, etc.

Your Education and Experience.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED/HSED) required or minimally enrolled with anticipated completion in 12 months or less
  • General journeyman’s card or equivalent field experience preferred.
  • Technical college education in a related field preferred.
  • Previous maintenance and/or food industry experience is preferred.
  • Strong background in Allen Bradly/Rockwell products is preferred.

Your Qualifications.

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn and carry out lock out tag out procedures as required.
  • Lifting 50 lbs. frequently.

Our Environment.

Sargento is a refrigerated food production facility and the ability to work in a cold environment is a necessity. Machinery, moving mechanical parts, and robotics are used during production, so the work environment is usually loud. During sanitation work, you may be exposed to wet, humid, damp conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Benefits that set us apart.

  • Comprehensive medical including Fertility, Adoption benefits, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Onsite Health & Wellness Center: includes a nurse practitioner, licensed physical therapist, dietitian, personal trainer, and health coach, care coordinator and work-life mentor
  • 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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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