2nd Shift - Electro-Mechanical Technician


Holton, KS, US

Shift:  Second Shift
Requisition ID:  50726

At Johnsonville, we use our business to build our people. If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Wisconsin-based Johnsonville is the No. 1 national sausage brand enjoyed in 45 countries. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph F. and Alice Stayer, our company is 2,000 members strong and remains privately owned today. Come join our family-owned company!




Electro-Mechanical Technician - 2nd Shift


Holton, Kansas


Position Overview: 

As an Electro-Mechanical Technician, you will be directly involved in the Reliability and Maintenance of the equipment and processes we use to produce our great tasting sausage. You will conduct daily maintenance activities, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues, and communicate with other members to help Johnsonville to become the “Best Company in the World.” 

Pay Range: $28.16-40.60



  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems on all equipment in the plant (including some utility equipment) 

  • Apply Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques to understand why equipment failure occurred and to improve performance and prevent future problems 

  • Complete assigned work on time and to standard 

  • Perform preventive maintenance work to prevent equipment failure 

  • Utilize predictive maintenance technology to predict equipment failure before it happens 

  • Develop healthy working relationships with other maintenance members and with production members throughout the plant to work together as a team 

  • Work on technical and maintenance projects (machining, fabrication, capital projects, outside contractors) 

  • Assist with new equipment installation or equipment relocation 

  • Enter and track all maintenance work in SAP 

  • Be a part of teams that discuss issues and implement ideas to improve the reliability and productivity of plant 

  • Prioritize safety and be a part of the plant’s safety culture 

  • Research parts required for work orders and repairs 

  • Maintain all work areas in a neat and orderly fashion 



  • Technical Diploma in Industrial Maintenance Technology or other technical discipline 



  • At least 2 years of industrial maintenance experience 

  • Preferred: 

  • Certifications or training in mechanical or electrical systems 

  • Experience with low and high voltage electrical systems 

  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 

  • Knowledge of conveyors, motors, bearings, gearboxes 


Skills and Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated electrical and mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills 

  • Commitment to personal development and willingness to continue learning 

  • Ability to take ownership of one’s work 

  • Interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 

  • Organizational and prioritization skills 

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the drive to achieve results 

  • Computer skills required; proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP (or equivalent CMMS software) 

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds 

  • Must be able to work in varying temperature conditions, both cold and hot 


Posting Date: 9/13/2023

Hours: 2nd Shift – 3:00pm - 12:00am (Overtime as needed) 

Locations: Holton, KS 

Member Status: Full-time, Hourly 


External candidates:  Apply on-line only at:  http://careers.johnsonville.com  

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country.  We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.