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Refresco Maintenance A in Greendale, Indiana


POSITION TITLE: Maintenance Technician A

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor/Manager, Operations Management

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance


  • Assist in the safe, efficient and responsible operation of Refresco, Greendale, Indiana in its mission to produce safe and legal products.

  • Report problems with the FSMS to responsible managerial employees to initiate corrective actions

  • Ability to perform a complete line changeover, including the filler, seamer, crowner, cappers, et c. and adjust all equipment to specified tolerances without instruction.

  • Able to troubleshoot machinery for malfunctions (electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, & pneumatic) without instructions.

  • Able to perform preventive and repair maintenance on all line and processing machinery without instructions to include lubrication, and heat/vibration analysis.

  • Able to perform maintenance on all production supporting equipment (i.e. glycol system, RO system, Compressed Air system, lubrication systems, chemical distribution systems) without instructions.

  • Able to use both the lathe and the mill to perform parts machining to specified tolerances without instruction.

  • Able to weld (Arc, TiG, and MiG) as required.

  • Able to troubleshoot parameter issues within a PLC not to include PLC programming

  • Able to think outside the box when troubleshooting equipment in order to minimize production downtime, assure food safety, product quality and personnel safety (not in any particular order of importance or relevance).

  • Complete, document, and retrieve final approvals on all assigned work orders to include recording all utilized part numbers for inventory purposes.

  • Communicate effectively and completely all relevant maintenance and production related information from shift to relieving shift.

  • Minimize downtime and improve efficiency.

  • Assist in training other maintenance personnel.

  • Communicate with production during periods of downtime.


  • Must follow safety guidelines.

  • Maintain proper GMPs.

  • Must maintain adherence to Food Safety procedures and principles.

  • Stop any production which may be questionable in terms of Food Safety and immediately alert a member of the management team.

  • Must remain on production line as assigned until otherwise relieved, reassigned or on break. Breaks are issued based on line requirements and may be interrupted to continue production, but will be completed at later time.

  • Must maintain an orderly work area and work shop/parts room at all times, cleaning up all scrap material.

  • Project work as assigned by supervisor.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Knowledge of GMPs.

Understanding of Food Safety Requirements

Must be able to read, understand, and work with machinery blueprints and parts manuals.

Must be able to weld (Arc, TiG, MiG) proficiently

Minimum 5 years previous maintenance experience in manufacturing required.

Work without supervision.

Good decision making/problem solving skills.

High school degree or equivalent.

Must pass forklift certification program.

Must provide hand tools.

Must know how to operate electrical shop tools.

Must be able to perform electrical wiring; single and 3 phase


Must be able to lift 50 lbs occasionally.

Must be able to stand during entire shift.

Must be able to withstand temperatures below 40 degrees F and above 95 degrees F.

Must be able bend/stoop frequently.

Must be able to reach above shoulders occasionally.

Must be able to push/pull up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Must be able to work at all heights.




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe