Industrial Maintenance Technician

Company: Papa John's International, Inc. ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Job Description

At PJ Food Service we are hiring a industrial Maintenance Technicians with proficient working knowledge and skills in:

  • Electrical trouble shooting
  • Mechanical trouble shooting
  • Schematics for both electrical and mechanical
  • Some PLC knowledge, a plus
  • Job Summary:

    The Maintenance Technician provides upkeep and repair for all production and facility equipment within the Center to ensure or improve production efficiency. 

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Assist with facility improvement and basic repairs including floors, walls, and ceilings.  
  • Assist with new equipment installation.
  • Help with basic electrical and mechanical repairs as assigned. 
  • Assist management with scheduling maintenance projects. 
  • Support outside contractors as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and complete departmental records.
  • Job Requirements


    • Must be proficient in electrical troubleshooting, PLC logic and PLC controls. Must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, construction drawings, machine manuals, electrical blueprints/electrical schematics.
    • Able to effectively communicate and provide verbal and written direction in English required.
    • Must have demonstrated skills/certification in general maintenance, HVAC/refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and welding.
    • Strong technical troubleshooting skills
    • Capital project business case development experience
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading a formal preventative maintenance program.
    • Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Able to safely operate a forklift and manual/electric pallet jacks.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • College degree or equivalent experience in industrial/food manufacturing preferred.
    • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience in management.
    • Working knowledge of local, state and federal regulations and audits required, i.e., USDA audits, HACCP, OSHA, etc.
    • LEAN Manufacturing is a plus.
    • P&L experience preferred.

    Side Items:

    Must be able to work flexible hours as needed and available for emergency call-in.