1st Shift Maintenance Technician IV

Great Lakes Cheese Wausau, WI

As a family owned business with a long-term focus on growth and stability, we are committed to you, our dedicated employee. Our environment of open communication, integrity, and mutual respect encourages everyone to go beyond what is expected.

Position Description

The Maintenance Technician IV ensures maximum operating efficiency, maintenance and repair of machines and equipment in production, including electrical repairs and PLC programming.


  • Respond to production requests for immediate attention to production issues and problems.
  • Maintain production equipment.
  • Maintain records of preventative maintenance.
  • Create requisitions of equipment and supplies to maintain equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge to maintain and troubleshoot PLC controls, electrical/electronic systems and general production line equipment.
  • Identify problem areas and address with permanent solutions.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager and/or supervisor.

    Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and/or commensurate experience.
  • 5 years of maintenance experience and/or training or more.
  • Extensive understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to make decisions based on standard practices.
  • Broad depth of experience and knowledge of production machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Extensive electrical knowledge/training.
  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Ability to weld. (TIG, MIG and Stick)
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, pneumatic, electrical and hydraulic drawings.
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations.

    Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.
  • 5 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment or more.
  • Experience working with ammonia refrigeration systems / PSM.
  • SAP experience.

    Working Conditions

  • Repetitive work in a fast-paced production environment with average temperature of 65-100 degrees F
  • Hair nets, ear plugs/muffs, hardhats, and/or safety glasses may be required.
  • Ability to frequently handle material from floor-to-waist, waist-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-overhead and pushing/pulling/carrying.
  • Ability to constantly stand/walk; bend/flex/extend neck; grip/reach/lift/pull with L/R hands.
  • Product weight: up to 100 lbs.
  • Use of motor skills to safely drive tow motors or other motorized vehicles in tight quarters.

    Great Lakes Cheese is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.