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Maintenance Technician / Apprentice Program / $21 per hour

Marshall, Minnesota

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At Schwan’s Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

Maintenance Apprenticeship Program

About the Program:

  • 12-week long Maintenance Apprentice program (Typically May-August)
  • Opportunity to work on and take responsibility for exciting, strategic projects that are relevant to your coursework with real-world applications

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

What you will be doing -

  • Design of automation to Ice Cream Plant freezer palletizing
  • Study of utility/energy usage & identification of savings opportunities
  • Water usage around cooling towers – analyze water in/out
  • Analysis of demand rates at Plastics plant
  • Converting legacy systems (panel view conversions, PLCs) to newer platforms
  • CAD work: Update documentation of plant utilities.
  • Research and documentation of our fire systems in all facilities; both electrically and water supply
  • Work on the usage and documentation of the hot work supply and re-circulation from the Kemco system. Water and energy savings potential. Recommendations on improvements and upgrades
  • Overview of Maintenance, Facility startup, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • Shadow Maintenance Supervisor and Technicians

  • Work with Reliability Engineering

    • CBM Overview

    • Ultrasound Technology

    • Lubrication program

  • Act in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, polices, and other standards of conduct

What the expectations are of you -

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, interpretive, and problem solving skills
  • Must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and working within a team environment
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with all business partners
  • Proven leadership, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to evaluate pros and cons of alternative solutions and effectively translate to broad audiences
  • Strong time and project management skills that enable on-time project delivery in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of PLC software and ability to perform minor PLC program adjustments on equipment
  • Basic electrical skills required such as ability to use a voltage/ohm meter, amp meter, using electrical schematic and understanding single phase and three phase wiring.; Arc Flash trained

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Ability to complete work orders, carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form, and complete required paperwork

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and calculate figures


Candidates should currently be enrolled in a maintenance related program (Energy Technology, Robotics)


  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Ability to read and interpret safety documents,  maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to complete work orders and enter the required paperwork into a computer
  • Ability to add subtract multiply and divide in all units of measure
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate in a professional manner with co-workers and supervisors
  • Ability to pass a standardized hands-on mechanical aptitude assessment.
  • Must be able to lift up to ninety (90) lbs.
  • Some basic electrical skills preferred

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. Req #: 19001562

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