Plant Maintenance Technician

Central Bi Products

Long Prairie, 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, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, and Waite Park, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit

Job Title: Plant Maintenance Technician
Location: Long Prairie, MN
Reports To: Maintenance Manager

Areas of Accountability

Plant Maintenance Technician maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and installs various types of equipment throughout the plant. The technician functions in a team environment but must also be able to work independently as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Comply with all company safety and work rules
  • Operate bobcats, forklifts, farm tractors, bucket trucks, boom trucks, and Simons lift
  • Correctly operate welders, acetylene torches, and air plasma cutter
  • Maintain and service or assist in maintaining and servicing all material handling, process equipment, and associated equipment in all departments of the complex
  • Maintain all liquid (water, grease, or oil) distribution systems
  • Troubleshoot equipment
  • Correctly operate, maintain, and use equipment and tools required for assigned fabrication and maintenance duties
  • Accurately and legibly record and maintain records
  • General housekeeping duties, including painting and/or scrubbing with detergent solutions
  • Occasionally, situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically listed here


  • High school diploma/GED or higher
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment in industrial electrical and/or industrial mechanical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge of safety procedures including but not limited to: confined space entry, line opening, fall protection, lockout tagout, and hot work


  • Occasionally push and/or pull heavy objects (approx. 200 lbs. max)
  • Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs. from floor to waist level
  • Frequently bend at the waist and/or knees
  • 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
  • Effectively communicate with supervisors and co-workers
  • Accurately read and understand signs, labels, warnings, directions, operator manuals, service manuals, and wiring schematics associated with the maintenance and/or operation of instruments and equipment
  • Accurately perform basic mathematical skills
  • Accurately and legibly record required information and data
  • Analyze recorded data and equipment operation to determine inconsistencies requiring corrective action
  • Accurately follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to work day/night shifts, or rotations, if applicable
  • Ability to work required hours, possibly 10 or 12-hour shifts, weekend and holiday work as required
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours on a scheduled/unscheduled basis when required
  • On short notice, employee may be requested to work additional hours to fill in for absent co-worker, accommodate a heavier than normal workload, or assist with special projects

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