Maintenance Mechanic

Fort Dodge is a city of 26,000 people located just an hour and a half north of Des Moines, three and a half hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 6 hours west of Chicago and is considered a regional hub for retail, recreation and industry. The city is rapidly expanding in terms of population growth and economic development.

The Fort Dodge Purina plant has been providing growth opportunities and stability to countless employees since 1975. We are deeply involved in the Fort Dodge community, providing not only careers but also shared value through our donations to local and national charities, animal shelters, schools, and medical centers, and participation in public events. 

The Fort Dodge plant is a wet manufacturing facility that produces 5.5 ounce canned Friskies pet food and is one of the strongest in the division. 5.5 ounce cans are a customer favorite and keep the facility running at full capacity year round.

Most importantly, our plant upholds a strong safety ethic which is strengthened by the participation of each and every employee. 

When you join the Purina plant at Fort Dodge you are not only joining one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world, you are joining a tight knit community focused on your personal growth, development, and safety. 

At Fort Dodge the maintenance mechanic plays a vital role in plant operations. This person will be responsible for the maintenance of all plant systems, which includes processing, packing, warehouse and facility operations. He/She will be responsible for learning, troubleshooting and repairing of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. He/She will also be responsible for instrumentation, calibration, and the troubleshooting of PLC controlled systems. The successful individual will excel in a safety-oriented operation in which an emphasis is placed on machine reliability and process improvement.  
Perform all other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or GED 
Experience (Years/Type): 
  • 1+ years of Maintenance experience in a manufacturing, industrial, technical, automotive or military environment OR 2 Year Technical Degree.


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