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About the Organization American Nutrition Inc is a manufacturer of 3 product lines of pet food - dry kibble, baked treats and canned wet. Based out of Ogden, Utah American Nutrition has 4 plants across the US. Ogden, Utah is 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City. The area is in the heart of snow skiing, hiking and other outdoor recreational activity while being near a major city.

Making the business of pet food better for brands and retailers by supporting all levels of product development from idealization to finished product ready to ship--and everything in between.  
Category Maintenance  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location American Nutrition  

JOB DESCRIPTION:The Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing technical expertise and support of ongoing operations and improvements of the Ogden pet food manufacturing plant. The primary focus of this position will be electrical and control systems. The Maintenance Technician will also assist the department with mechanical and operational issues. This is a hands-on position with extensive interaction with production.

Position Requirements


  • Electrical / automation training with 2 years of applicable experience or 4 years of applicable experience directly related to manufacturing electrical maintenance and controls
  • Able to read electrical schematics
  • Able to troubleshoot and repair 120 and 480 volt system – motor starter circuits, variable frequency drives, relays, and limit switches etc.
  • Experience with pumps, power supplies, proximity sensors, flow meters, scales, photo eyes & analog / discrete controls
  • Understands machinery operation, maintenance procedures & PLC based controls
  • Ability to routinely troubleshoot and repair equipment. Diagnose mechanical failures, electrical problems & PLC control issues
  • The employee must have a full range of body movements including use of hands for handling objects, computer equipment and peripherals, and bending, reaching, and crouching
  • Must have command of senses - sight, hearing, touch, and smell
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds with regularity
  • Must be able to understand and follow work instructions in English

Desirable -

  • Preferable have significant experience using Allen-Bradley PLCs, automation and instrumentation)
  • Experience working with manufacturing equipment such as driers, fluid pumps, conveyors (pneumatic, screw, belt, vibrating), instrumentation (temperature, flow, weights), ovens, motors, fans, extruders, grinders, scales, metal detection and packaging equipment
  • Experience in food or beverage manufacturing
  • Basic skills with PLC programming


  • May be asked to support a schedule-driven 8-12 hour shift environment with a customer service orientation to plant operations
  • Pre-employment background / drug screening and e-file background testing required
  • Food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices, including appropriate safety equipment apply
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, climb stairs, climb ladders and walk plant floors that could exceed one mile of travel per day
Shift Rotating Days and Evenings  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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