Electro-Mechanical Tech - 2nd Shift


Watertown, WI, US

Shift:  Second Shift
Requisition ID:  50692

We can’t do what we do best – make our great-tasting sausage products – unless our equipment is running well and reliably. This is where you’ll do your part to make Johnsonville great, by keeping our machines, lines and facilities running. You and your maintenance teammates will be responsible for all production and industrial refrigeration equipment, as well as our electrical and controls systems. You’ll also work closely with our engineers and production members to make important upgrades to our production machinery, as innovate and grow our business.




2nd shift Electro-Mechanical Technician

Maintenance Department

Position Overview

You will be directly involved in the Reliability and Maintenance of the equipment and processes we use to produce our great tasting sausage.  This position will not only be involved in maintaining current equipment, but it will allow you to apply Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) techniques and concepts on our way to helping Johnsonville become the "Best Company in the World." 


Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Apply RCM techniques to improve the performance of a variety of production equipment
  • Perform maintenance of utility equipment
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems on various production and utility equipment and apply RCA techniques to improve and eliminate future problems
  • Work on projects (i.e. machining, fabrication, Capital projects and working with outside vendors)
  • Help gather information to create technical equipment data for development of preventative maintenance information for SAP
  • Assist with new equipment installation and/or equipment relocation
  • Maintain facilities and equipment to meet Johnsonville, OSHA and U.S.D.A. standards
  • Be part of teams that implement ideas to improve uptime of plant equipment through equipment modifications, layout adjustments, and general machine maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance of all plant equipment
  • Maintain/monitor inventory system for plant and utility equipment
  • Improve uptime on plant equipment through machine modification, layout adjustments, and general machine maintenance
  • Maintain all utility areas in a neat/orderly fashion
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in a safe and efficient manner


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Member must be highly motivated with high expectations



  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred



  • Industrial maintenance experience is required
  • Experience in ammonia refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air conditioning and steam generation (boiler), is a plus
  • Basic Electrical experience/understanding is required (PLCs are a plus.) –Willingness to learn is essential


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, carry and hand grip up to 65 lbs, and pull up to 20 lbs
  • Walking and/or Standing throughout the shift
  • Bending and/or Reaching throughout the shift


Other Requirements

  • External Candidates Only:  Ability to pass a pre-employment, post offer drug screen, physical and background check


Location: Watertown, WI


Coach for this position:     Rick Stegeman, Team Lead                                 

(We don’t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)


Member Status: Full Time, Hourly 

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges – like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)


Referral Bonus:  Refer a new part-time (operations only) or full-time member and you are eligible for a $1,000 referral reward! An additional premium of $1,000 ($2,000 total) will be offered for Team Leader and Sanitation members and $3,000 ($4,000 total) for Over-the Road Drivers or Maintenance. Referrals will be paid out after 6 months of service.



How to Apply:


Internal Members:  Log into Home Page - The Grill (johnsonville.com). Click on the MemberCentral app (left maroon sidebar) then click on the “Home” drop down and click “Careers” to apply for the position titled "Electro-Mechanical Tech 2nd shift.”  


External candidate:  Apply online only at:  http://careers.johnsonville.com


*Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.



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.