Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift

Job Locations US-IA-Altoona
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/10/2021 10:06 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Plant Maintenance

About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Provides for the maintenance of the plant’s machinery, grounds, buildings and equipment and assists with the repairs of same. 


  • Provides maintenance support required to sustain continuous operation of packaging and processing equipment.
  • Lubricates all machinery with the correct lubricants.
  • Changes drive belts, timing belts and other parts on all machinery.
  • Attempts to identify problems before they result in a hazard or downtime situation.
  • Performs all boiler tests.
  • Changes filters and oils in plant equipment; changes packing and gaskets in all pumps.
  • Maintains water towers and test water along with the cleaning of the water towers.
  • Identifies and replaces bearings and seals as required.
  • Maintains company standards for cleanliness, safety and productivity in the plant area.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, HAACP, 5S and OSHA support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.
  • Performs minor repairs to coders and labelers.
  • Identifies and installs piping: Locates damaged air and hydraulic pipes on machine, measures, cuts, threads and installs new pipe.
  • Repairs and places electric motors (single or 3-phase). Must have a good working knowledge of electrical motors, starters, controls, switches, receptacles, lights and light fixtures, and the maintenance thereof.
  • Repairs and replaces vari-drives, speed reducers, vacuum pumps, and product pumps.
  • Assists in major overhauls of plant equipment and performs minor repairs to all plant equipment.
  • Paints and/or repairs any surfaces in or around the building and grounds.
  • Welding – TIG, MIG and arc weld on carbon and stainless steel.
  • Sets up and operates tools such as drill press or grinder to make or repair parts.


  • High school diploma or GED certificate required; 2-year degree from technical school preferred.
  • 1-3 years prior maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude, basic math skills and ability to use basic gauges and measuring tools are required.

Working Conditions/Environment

Works in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.  Must be able to move 75 pounds a distance of 25 feet or more.  Must be able to stand for an 8-hour shift (sometimes longer) with occasional breaks. May be required to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays as needed. The employee is regularly exposed to heat, fumes, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the plant is loud.  Earplugs and hairnets are required in the plant in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.

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T. Marzetti, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.


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