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Meadowvale is a 100% employee-owned dairy mix plant that focuses on producing only the best ice cream and frozen dessert bases. Meadowvale stands for a work environment that shows concern for the business and the growth of each individual employee to the maximum level of his or her capability. As an employee-owned company, every one of us makes a difference. In addition to quality products, impeccable service, high standards of business ethics and leadership, we focus our efforts toward our partners’ bottom line as if it is our own.


NEW: 3rd Shift Maintenance Mechanic

Meadowvale is 100% Employee Owned. We pay 100% of employee/family medical insurance premiums and have generous 401(k) Retirement and Employee Stock Ownership Plans. With a collective personnel pool of a more than 25 employees, we have over one hundred years of combined Dairy, Food Processing and Retail experience.

Meadowvale is looking to add a 3rd Shift Maintenance Mechanic to our team and brand-new facility in Sandwich, Illinois.

The 3rd Shift Maintenance Mechanic will perform maintenance on all plant processing, packaging, and distribution equipment including but not limited to pumps, valves, box formers, conveyors, fillers, ink jet and thermal printers, tapers, palletizers, stackers, wrappers, fork trucks, pallet jacks, dock levelers, water and waste water treatment as well as all plant and office facilities. The scheduled shifts are 10 hours Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 pm to 8:30 am plus infrequent overtime and very infrequent weekend work.

Maintenance Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to correctly and safely service, remove and replace 110V – 480V electrical equipment, as well as 24V control circuits.
  • Able to troubleshoot and analyze mechanical and electrical issues on a variety of equipment and determine the best and most effective method to solve the problem.
  • Strong understanding of building HVAC systems operations.
  • Capable of welding soft steel and sanitary stainless-steel (desired) piping.
  • Basic knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic, plumbing, carpentry, and painting.
  • Experience with water heaters, water filtration and conditioning systems, pumps, and all water distribution systems, on-demand boiler systems and the ability to perform daily testing of steam and condensation return.
  • Familiar with PLC control systems and building automation systems.
  • Ability to learn and maintain CMMS and spare parts replenishment program.
  • Basic understanding of sanitary operations and procedures.
  • Have strong communications skills to effectively communicate with previous and on coming shifts regarding any issues as well as with team members and management via direct conversation, text, email, or written forms on a daily basis.
  • Ability to read and comprehend electrical / mechanical schematics
  • Safety and Quality Consciousness; familiar with LOTO, Confined Space, and other OSHA requirements

Education and Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a maintenance mechanic in an industrial production environment, prior experience in food or dairy manufacturing preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift 25-50 pounds frequently, occasionally lift or move material in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Work in environments from 32°-110° or more.
  • Work in noisy and wet environments.
  • Must have own essential hand tools, electrical meter/testing equipment and tool storage.

Other Career Opportunities

Meadowvale is proud to be a growing company. While we currently don’t have other positions to fill, your applications are always welcome. We will keep your information on hand should more positions become available.