Maintenance III
Commerce City CO
Full Time


Commerce City CO

Maintenance Technician

Your role:

As a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for planned and scheduled maintenance repairs, and/or modification of the plant’s mechanical and electrical systems. The Maintenance Technician is involved in fabrication, application, installation, and repair of mechanical and electromechanical equipment.  The technician is responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to line repairs, parts replacement, completing work orders, participation in PM’s, cleaning, and lubricating equipment according to pre-set standards, performing teardowns and set-up of equipment and performing emergency troubleshooting and repairs when needed.

To succeed, you must be able to:

Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity, and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology, and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, and compliance in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

  • Scheduled Equipment Repair & Inspection - Ensure scheduled equipment repairs and inspections are done correctly, safely, and in a timely matter.  Provide accurate and timely communication to the asset owners and maintenance supervision after repairs and/or inspections are complete or when new defects are identified.  Ensure accurate documentation is recorded on Work Orders.
  • Continuous Improvement - Working on plant improvement projects including 5S projects, safety and other forms of technical training.  Maintaining and developing maintenance procedures and systems.
  • Emergency Repair & Support– Provide emergency troubleshooting, repair and support in a safe manner as needed.  This may involve utilizing outside resources, calling for technical support, etc.  This can be during day shift or in a call-in or after-hours situation.

Essential skills and experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 5 years of mechanical experience and/or electrical experience.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in mechanical systems.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work within a diverse group, communicate effectively, motivate others, foster teamwork, and exhibit self-control and awareness.
  • Experience with OSHA, food safety rules, and regulations.
  • Able to troubleshoot mechanical systems by working with operations and/or utilizing outside resources.
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, and other reference materials.
  • Able to understand the operating context of site assets and how they impact production.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Excellent Communication Skills - written and verbal.
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks.

Good to have:

  • Associates Degree in a technical field, either a mechanical or electrical discipline.
  • Experience with electrical installations and wiring practices.
  • Experience in repairing and troubleshooting sensing and control devices.
  • Working knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies (vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonics, motor testing, etc.).
  • Experience with precision maintenance techniques (sheave alignment, belt tensioning, fastener torque, balancing, etc.).
  • Demonstrates an effective ability to teach/coach others.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience with plant floor automation.
  • Understanding of plant electrical systems.
  • Understanding of electrical safety regulation, NFPA 70E, and NEC regulation.
  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, and shares expertise with others.

Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Willing and able to work in a plant environment that at times, may be dusty, include temperature extremes, involve climbing, heavy lifting, and other forms of physical exertion.
  • Willing and able to work with wheat products, dust, i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies.

Other considerations:

  • This role provides the opportunity to network internally and externally within the industry, our customers, and vendors.  This provides development to grow in the Maintenance and Reliability field.
  • Must help support the asset health and reliability within the plant.
  • Must help support the maintenance and reliability process.

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.


Commerce City CO


4545 East 64th Avenue, Commerce City CO, 80022

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:


Hourly - Hourly Plan, 34.48 USD Hourly


At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).

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