Plant Mechanical Maintenance

Central Bi Products

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Farmers Union Industries, LLC also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI, is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Pet Care Systems, Dakota Pack, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufacturers in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit

Job title Plant Mechanical Maintenance
Location Central Bi-Products, Redwood Falls, MN
Reports to Maintenance Manager


Job purpose

Safely maintains and services or assist in maintaining and servicing all material handling, process equipment, and associated equipment in all departments of the complex.

As a key member of the plant operations team, the Plant Mechanical Maintenance personnel will:

  • Adopt and exemplify FUI’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Be jointly responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the company’s goals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives
  • Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental, and food/feed safety
  • Maintain and service or assist in maintaining and servicing all material handling, process equipment, and associated equipment to OEM standards.
  • Maintain all liquid (water, grease, or oil) distribution systems
  • Perform regular equipment monitoring, troubleshooting and service to ensure reliability and equipment uptime
  • Operate bobcats, forklifts, farm tractors, bucket trucks, boom trucks, and Simons lift
  • Accurately and legibly record and maintain records
  • General housekeeping duties, including painting and/or scrubbing with detergent solutions
  • Maintain a clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality
  • Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost saving measures to the shift supervisor
  • Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested

Qualifications, Education & Work Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and skills training preferred
  • Two years or more of industrial mechanical maintenance experience desired
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability and willingness to operate and maintain equipment in a safe and reliable manner always
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers
  • Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, and directions
  • Accurately perform basic mathematical skills
  • Accurately and legibly record required information and data
  • Accurately follow written and/or verbal instructions

Working conditions

  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects (approx. 200 lbs. max)
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently climb stairs and/or ladders (up to 40 ft.)
  • Ability to distinguish colors (i.e. wire codes)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Tolerance of varying environmental conditions
  • Tolerance of wet, slippery conditions
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled and unscheduled basis when required
  • Ability to work day/night shifts, or rotations, if applicable

Direct reports

  • Maintenance Manager

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