Maintenance Technician

Monticello, IL

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the manufacturing plant and assumes responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the property. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of general building maintenance, maintaining site services, and manufacturing equipment repairs and services. The shift will be 8:00 pm to 4:00 am.

Date Posted:
$30.00 / hour


  • Lead and execute day-to-day reliability excellence and maintenance activities for multiple properties, ensuring policies and procedures are followed related to employee safety and food/feed safety.
  • Support proper maintenance and repair of all plant/buildings and grounds equipment to include, troubleshooting, preventive, and predictive maintenance.
  • Upload, download, configure, modify, and troubleshoot PLC programs and process instruments.
  • Assist with building and wiring control panels for machinery per blueprints and schematics.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listen for problems, and uses precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic components, conveyor systems, and production machines. Follow diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshoot malfunctions.
  • Daily interaction with plant floor employees and will work closely with engineering and other maintenance team members to support plant operations.



  • 2 years maintenance experience out of a manufacturing environment.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS=GuideTi) experience.
  • Predictive maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience in an agriculture industry, flour, or feed milling environment preferred.
  • Lean manufacturing experience, a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, and pneumatics and the ability to read and interpret blueprints. (PLC’s and instrumentation experience).
  • Ability to schedule maintenance, responding to breakdowns, diagnosing faults, and repair equipment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Outlook, & Word).
  • Experience with Siemens and Allen Bradley software highly preferred.



  • This position requires physical efforts such as straining, pulling, lifting, working, and standing and walking on concrete floor.
  • Exposure to elements such as noise, minable dust, cold and hot temperatures.
  • Extreme climate or climate variation.
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees.
  • Changes of >30 degrees within a shift.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​