Maintenance Technician-3rd shift


Pay: Level One candidates begin at $27.43, plus we offer a $1.75 shift differential for third shift. Employees are also eligible for up to 7% quarterly bonus pay.

  • Platinum level health insurance rating with low premiums, deductibles and out of pocket maximums
  • Quarterly & Annual bonus potential
  • Paid life insurance
  • Up to 5% 401(k) match
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid paternity & maternity leave programs
  • Wellness programs, service awards, company parties
  • An excellent working environment & opportunity to make a difference

What the Technician is Responsible for:

This is a partial description of essential functions intended to give the candidate a general idea of the work performed.

This position is responsible for supporting production by bringing equipment to base condition through a variety of Industrial Maintenance functions.
  • The technician will also interpret blueprints, fabricate meal, perform plumbing, pneumatic and millwright activities and display an understanding of motors and drives.
  • This position is responsible for collaborating with production staff to enhance the reliability of production equipment, and completion of repair tasks in a manner that minimizes reactive downtime.
  • Duties will also include problem solving and troubleshooting, operating computerized systems, maintenance software and hand-held devices, attending meetings and completing paperwork.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use a PC for communication, parts research, and maintenance system purposes which includes purchasing parts as needed.
  • Demonstrate strong mechanical troubleshooting skills.
  • Follow specific maintenance procedures concerning PM's, schedules and documentation requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and represent Continental Mills to outside contacts in a professional manner.
  • Climb ladders and lift/push/pull using proper techniques up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Work in confined spaces and elevated heights (up to 45 feet) safely.
  • Confront issues by focusing on solutions that satisfy both internal and external customers.
  • Must pass mechanical and electrical aptitude and knowledge test

Education and Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Food manufacturing experience is desired and a plus.
  • Exposure to PLC, SLC 500/PLC5/RS Logics/Device Net preferred.
  • Exposure to AC and DC motors, VFD and VSD drive experience preferred
  • Relevant trade or technical school training preferred.

  • Communicate clearly using a variety of media.
  • Must have proven experience in oral and written communication.
  • Experience working collaboratively with contractors and vendors.

Characteristics & Attributes
  • Work in a safe manner following plant safety requirements
  • Safeguard product quality and follows GMP, housekeeping, and food safety guidelines.
  • Manage time efficiently and effectively, self-motivated.
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Develop good working relationships with fellow team members.
  • Ability to work independently and to ensure specific assignments are completed within established time frames.

As a member of the operations team, you may be exposed to a variety of physical demands that require you to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds), speak clearly into the radio, climb stairs, exert energy, bend, twist and squat, and use tools and equipment. Employees stand and walk on concrete while wearing steel-toed shoes, uniforms, hair nets, bump caps and safety glasses. The use of company - provided hearing protection is also required in stated areas. Employees may be working in non-temperature controlled environments.

Who We Are

Continental Mills - Effingham is a dry mix facility, producing quality bulk mixes. We are veterans, farmers, gamers, hunters, musicians, authors, from Clark, Clay, Coles, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper and other surrounding communities.

Our workforce includes smart, energetic, dedicated people in a collaborative Pay-For Skills environment. If you love to resolve issues, learn processes from start to finish and see how good people succeed when they come together, we hope you'll visit our website to learn more about our passion to Inspire the World to Create, Share and Connect Through Food.

We are makers of the best brand of bake and breakfast products like our own Krusteaz brand Buttermilk Pancakes, Protein Pancakes, and Honey Cornbread, as well as licensed product like Ghirardelli, Red Lobster and Cracker Barrel.

We have OUTSTANDING benefits that continue to draw and retain employees from Effingham to Seattle. From our excellent medical, vision, dental, and retirement plans, to our fitness and wellness programs, as well as our commitments to our people and our customer, you are sure to be impressed with what Continental Mills offers.