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Maintenance Mechanic C (Processing)

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For more than 100 years, PURINA has led the charge in pet food production and its ability to enrich the lives of pets.  The Davenport, Iowa factory is the largest in the PURINA system, manufacturing between 1500 and 2000 tons of dry pet food per day.  Due to growth we are seeking experienced maintenance mechanics to join the team.  If you are looking for a great opportunity to demonstrate your troubleshooting skills, receive additional training and personal development and be paid at a starting rate of $27.97 per hour then you need to consider joining the PURINA team.  As a Maintenance Mechanic, you’ll join our factory in the Quad Cities area, which manufactures a large portion of Purina’s dry portfolio of pet food, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies® and Purina ONE® among leading 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 could be on the production line or the facility.  Your training will be completed on the day shift.  Once trained and qualified (normally around a year) you may be transferred to another shift. Although your role is critical in our continuous improvement and success, so is your work-life balance. Work isn’t all there is to life and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So, 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?”


Maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair as need all plant mechanical equipment which may include 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 technology
Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education:  HS Diploma or GED Equivalent
Experience (Years/Type): 1+ years of Maintenance experience in an industrial or military environment
Job: Maintenance Mechanic C (Processing)
Primary Location: Davenport, IA US
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Career Area: Hourly
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