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Job Posting Title:
Production Intern – Maintenance

Job Description:
This role is at a Dairy Foods manufacturing facility for Land O’Lakes, creating dairy products that stand for real, simple goodness. We believe there’s power in every drop of milk our farmers produce, and by improving production and finding innovative uses for that milk, we add a little good to people’s lives.

The Student (Maintenance Technician) is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and repair work on production equipment and facility systems with assistance and supervision of the Land O’Lakes Maintenance Crew and Management.


15-20 hours per week




* High School Diploma or GED

* Must be a current student seeking an associates or higher in a maintenance, electrical or related field.


* Must be a current student seeking an associates or higher in a maintenance, electrical or related field.

* Must have mechanical aptitude.

* Must have problem analysis and problem-solving skills.

* Must be able to work with people and must possess the interpersonal skills as identified above.


* Basic computer skills

* Ability to follow manufacturer’s specifications and direction


* 18 years or older

* Able to trouble shoot mechanical problems

* Able to work in a fast-paced environment

* Work in cold and/or hot temperatures throughout the day

* Adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOPs)

* Ability to demonstrate knowledge in their functions and ability to troubleshoot and fix system issues is preferred

* Self-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision

* Ensures a safe working environment while performing assigned tasks

* Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team

* Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule

* Ability to read, write, comprehend, follow verbal and written instructions and possess basic mathematical skills

* Ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.

Job duties will include but are not be limited to the following:

*Primary Function:

  • Troubleshoot, repair and maintain plant processing equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements and adhering to the schedule. Having at all time maintenance assistance from Land O’Lakes Maintenance employees.
  • Accurately document and capture work and parts into JDE E1 system.
  • Willing and eager to learn the plant and develop skills through on the job and assigned training.

*Secondary Function:

  • Maintain work area, tools and shop equipment in a clean and functional manner
  • Maintain maintenance logs accurately and neatly
  • Follow the Pine Island preventative maintenance program
  • Perform additional duties within the department or plant as scheduled or requested
  • Is proactive in making recommendations to reduce and improve maintenance work wherever feasible; assuring efficient and productive operation of plant, process and equipment; while protecting and prolonging the economic life of plant assets; all at the least (optimal) cost practical


  • Follow 1QMS guidelines through monitoring and verification
  • Communicate quality concerns to appropriate personnel regarding defective product in timely manner
  • Monitor and follow GMPs. Follow allergen program


  • Follow LMS guidelines through monitoring and verification
  • Complete and maintain the training requirements for your position.
  • Keep management and associates well informed of relevant information
  • Completes all work in accordance with safe and workmanlike manner protocols.
  • Follow sustainability practices

*Safety Responsibility:

  • Use proper lifting techniques when performing Maintenance duties.
  • Follow plant safety rules and procedures.
  • Encourage safe work techniques for all employees.
  • Perform all duties safely and to use discretion to prevent injuries.
  • Complete safety requirements as described per LOL Pine Island Program Curriculum

*Physical Responsibility:

  • Must be able to bend, twist, turn, push, pull, stoop and lift when performing maintenance work. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms above shoulder height, climb or balance. Occasionally required to sit or perform work in close quarters.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

*Interpersonal / Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to follow written methods, paying close attention to details.
  • Must be able to follow specific work direction and adjust as necessary to accomplish the job.
  • Must be able to maintain legible & accurate records / paperwork as required. Accurately record notes in JDE E1.
  • Must have communication skills to properly explain product quality issues to appropriate production personnel.
  • Must have skills to properly explain equipment, product quality, or production issues to maintenance, lab, or other production personnel during pre-shift meetings, at shift hand off, and during your shift.
  • Must have the ability to communicate positively to all LOL, customer, regulatory or vendor representatives as needed.


Working in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, you will be walking, standing and engaging in movement throughout the day, and occasionally to frequently be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to a large variety of job duties (both routine and non-routine), certain duties also may involve, a variety of physical activities including bending, lifting, stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms above shoulders and head, standing, working in enclosed areas, climbing stairs or ladders, and operating heavy machinery. The noise level in the work environment can vary but noise is usually low to moderate.

At times, you may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety gloves, hearing protection, a respirator or dust mask, protective footwear and protective clothing or uniforms. Work may be performed in cold and/or hot temperatures and the environment can be dusty. Physical requirements further include the ability to engage in productive and collaborative communication with co-workers and work may need to be performed during non-standard hours, including nights and weekends. At times, the ability to work overtime also may be required. The ability to perform these requirements is necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company engages in an interactive process to review requests for reasonable accommodations that may be needed to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform all the essential functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the hiring manager.


Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job offers are contingent upon a successful drug screen and background review.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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