Maintenance Technician (Night Shift) - Ames, IA
Ames, IA 
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Job Description

Starting Pay: $29.57 per hour before shift differential!

Maintenance experienced individuals please apply!

Barilla America, Inc. wants to recruit a Maintenance Technician within Supply Chain based in Ames, Iowa. The individual will report to the Technical Area Manager. Must be able to work 6pm - 6am.

Job Purpose: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the operation, repair, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of all production equipment within Barilla America's entire facility. Lead projects along with training and coaching other maintenance technicians.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance as necessary to ensure plant reliability.
  • Assist and/or lead in maintenance procedures throughout the plant.
  • Complete various projects including welding, machining, mechanical, electrical, and work orders as assigned.
  • Monitor plant facilities which include air system, fire system, etc.
  • Ability to diagnose, repair, and/or replace damage or malfunctioning equipment including chilled water, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and air compressors.
  • Prioritize maintenance work that needs to be completed.
  • Partner with Packing and Processing to ensure product flow (e.g. work with operators on troubleshooting, and operate machinery).
  • Assist and/or lead in maintenance procedures through contractors / vendors.
  • Troubleshoot PLC and use PLC to troubleshoot equipment issues.
  • Troubleshoot VFD's.
  • Train operators and maintenance technicians on machinery and technical competencies.
  • Make analysis on the machine performances and provide corrective/predictive actions in case needed.
  • PM scheduling for the equipment in the responsible area.
  • Coordination of internal maintenance and external company people during PM.
  • Specialist reference for problem solving.
  • Support the Maintenance Manager in defining the investment plan; suggesting interventions and the preliminary phases of R.C.A. (Request for Capital Appropriation).
  • Involved in commissioning of new equipment installed which involves working closely with plant engineering department.
  • Work and communicate well with others and effectively contribute to the working relationships within Barilla America.
  • Comply with the environmental policies and procedures at Barilla Ames facility including energy efficiency, reduce - re-use - recycle goals, reporting requirements and sustainable initiatives. Actively participate in the Spill Team, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Team and complete all tasks relating or involving any environmental aspects within the procedural guidelines (including those issues which involve oil, chemicals, used oil as well as follow to any environmental inspections).

Follows ISO22000 policies and procedures, address / communicate quality and food safety issues as they occur.

Additional Information:

  • AA degree in maintenance related field or three years of maintenance experience including (mechanical and or electrical).
  • Needs 1-3 years experience in a manufacturing environment to include utilites maintenance.
  • A general working knowledge of computers is required including Microsoft Office.
  • Prior experience with computerized maintenance systems, experience with PLC's (Allen Bradley and Siemans) and /or VFD's (Allen Bradley) is a plus.
  • Required to be a FSMA qualified individual, following all requirements from FSMA regulations
  • Ensure compliance and understanding for quality procedures that directly tie to food safety-PRPs, OPRPs, CCPs and FSMA requirements


  • NO LAY OFFS since opening in 1998
  • Stellar safety record
  • 10% - 13% shift differential
  • 6% 401K match - $1 for $1 up to 6%
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness membership/wellness app reimbursement
  • Club membership reimbursement
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Free pasta
  • Annual employee bonus based on plant and employee performance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Flexible scheduling
  • & so much more!

Diverse candidates and veterans encouraged to apply.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard characteristics including, but not limited to, age, race, color, culture, ethnicity, nationality, faith, religion, gender, pregnancy, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran or protected veteran status, political opinions, health or disability.

Barilla is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Barilla to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Other classifications include, but are not limited to, family status, health status, multicultural differences, political ideas, and sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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