Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered 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. Please visit our website at to learn more!


Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at


We are actively seeking mechanically-inclined individuals to join our Plant Maintenance Technician Team in Mitchell, SD! We offer a competitive starting base wage of $21.25/Hr., scheduled pay increases, and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


Schedule: 1st Shift:  Monday - Friday, 6:00am to 4:30pm


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Areas of Accountability


All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.


Equipment Maintenance & Equipment Installation


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Work safely following all company safety policies, practices, procedures and improvement initiatives


Comply with all regulatory compliance requirements regarding environmental, and food/feed safety


Read and understand warnings, manuals and wiring schematics


Maintain, repair, and install plant equipment to OEM standards


Perform routine preventative equipment monitoring, troubleshooting, and service to ensure reliability and equipment uptime


Maintain a clean work environment to ensure safety and product quality


Communicate any accidents, threats, downtime, or cost-saving measures to the shift supervisor


Assist other production and maintenance personnel as needed or requested


Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal work load.




High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred


1-3 years’ experience working on mechanical equipment in a manufacturing environment


Boiler experience/certification, desired


HVAC/Refrigeration experience/certification, desired


Experience in food/feed production, desired


Mechanically inclined and troubleshooting abilities


Ability to lift and/or carry up to 60 pounds


Ability to stand and/or move on feet for up to 12 hours per day, longer if required due to projects or breakdowns


Constant bending, lift, turning and/or twisting


Ability to operate welders, torches, and cutters


Ability operate bobcats, forklifts, tractors, trucks and Simons lift


Ability to maintain and service material handling equipment


Ability to communicate and accurately maintains records


Ability to understand and operate basic computer systems


Disclaimer: All employees are subject to the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.