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Job ID:  34102
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Food Specialties

Maintenance Technician - Germantown, WI

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


The Challenge

Under general direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Technician performs all assigned mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and utility work to install, repair and maintain the production equipment, utilities equipment, building and grounds, office, lab, and warehousing equipment at our Germantown, WI facility.


As a Maintenance Technician you'll assist in the development of best practices/standards as it relates to the activities of the maintenance department.


The Position (1st shift)

  • Responsible for all equipment and systems diagnostics, corrective repairs and maintenance associated within the facilities, including: production equipment, building equipment, and utilities. Systems to include lighting, HVAC, production waste water system, steam, compressed air, hot and cold water systems, electrical, and all similar systems located throughout the facilities.
  • Conducting preventative and predictive maintenance of equipment to ensure optimum reliability and up time
  • Technicians will work to maintain the integrity of the facility and operating equipment to ensure food safety requirements are maintained and safe, reliable product is delivered to customers
  • Effectively utilize and maintain the SAP Plan Maintenance System, including following all computer based and paper processes for work order completion and documentation. (Manufex ME04)
  • Lead and/or participate with root cause analysis for operating problems including the identification of contributing causes for non-operating events and work to eliminate the root cause for continuous improvement.
  • Closely integrate with the manufacturing team to provide accurate, concise, and professional updates as to important repair steps taken, parts ordered, and time estimated until completion.
  • Support projects as required to remove, install and make operational equipment to aid in debottlenecking operations by addressing upcoming production’s needs and proactively resolving issues.
  • Manage costs that technicians have the ability to impact, help eliminate waste (i.e. parts, tools, time, personnel), and take the initiative to bring forward and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate with operations to ensure adherence of all scheduled maintenance tasks and production activities are accomplished in a safe manner.
  • Participating in daily shift meetings, to prioritize and review work orders compared to the daily scheduled activities.
  • Acquiring new electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, automation, pneumatics and hydraulics knowledge, better positioning you for advancement.
  • Rotating on-call responsibilities

The Ideal


  • Strong background in stainless welding and fabrication, as well as mechanical equipment repair/troubleshooting, is highly preferred. 
  • Associates Degree in technical field is preferred (Industrial Maintenance), but not required.
  • Three (3) or more years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, troubleshooting and repairing all types of industrial processes: mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, hydraulic, and pneumatic, is required.
  • Basic knowledge of boiler plant fundamentals and operation
  • PLC/Automation, TIG welding experience, refrigeration, HVAC and Boiler Operators License is preferred
  • Proficient in equipment troubleshooting and repair/rebuild to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, minimize equipment downtime and support improvement activities for productivity and yield enhancement
  • Experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish goals
  • Food processing experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities simultaneously; attention to detail; strong organization skills
  • Understand control wiring, and logic diagrams
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and flexible schedule as needed
  • PC skills – Microsoft Office, SAP


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve  people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply online via the career portal (https://jobs.dsm.com/)



Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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