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Junior Instrumentation Tech (crew 4) at Land O'Lakes, Inc. in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Imagine what you can do at Land O’Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.  

At Land O’Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture’s toughest challenges.

Join the team at any Land O’Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you’ll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.

Job Posting Title:

Junior Instrumentation Tech (crew 4)

Job Description:


This role is at a Dairy Foods manufacturing facility for Land O’Lakes, creating dairy products that stand for real, simple goodness. We believe there’s power in every drop of milk our farmers produce, and by improving production and finding innovative uses for that milk, we add a little good to people’s lives.

The Junior Instrumental Technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair in support of the facility and production equipment. In this role, the technician will work with a variety of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems and controls. Superior logical-thinking and troubleshooting skills are critical. This position is critical to the safe and efficient operation of the facility.

HOURS: Night Shift; 6 PM – 6 AM (Crew 4)

Pay: $30.38/ hour


  • High School Diploma or GED required, Associate Degree preferred.


  • 3-5 years' experience in industrial manufacturing maintenance

  • Experience with basic electrical systems, compressors, welding, ammonia systems, conveyers, gearing, hydraulics, packaging, PLC, pneumatics, preventive maintenance, and pumps.

  • Prior diagnostic, troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance experience

  • Working knowledge of Programmable Logic Control (PLC)


  • 18 years or older

  • Some experience with mechanical systems, utilizing product manuals, troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns, and reading mechanical drawings.

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to follow manufacturer's specifications and direction

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge in their functions and ability to troubleshoot and fix system issues is preferred

  • Self-reliant and able to accurately work under limited supervision

  • Ensures a safe working environment while performing assigned tasks

  • Communicates work order progress to supervisor and production operators

  • Customer focused and able to work in a collaborative team

  • Ability to be flexible in work performed and schedule


  • Previous experience in a high-speed industrial work environment


  • Knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures in the technical area of responsibility.


  • Ability to identify problems and recommend the appropriate solutions.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize.  

  • Understand the importance of timeliness and thoroughness.


  • Promotes Land O'Lakes values.

  • Demonstrate integrity and honesty in all areas of professional activities.

  • Recognizes the need for improvements and effectively manage implementation of change.


  • Recognizes and understands the vital importance of the customer. 

  • Produces the highest quality products as efficiently as possible at all times.


  • Communicates in an open and timely manner. 

  • Able to convey complex concepts in a way that a layman can comprehend.


  • Presents a professional image.

  • Respects individual rights and authority.

  • Utilizes strong communication skills.


  • Sets high personal standards of performance.

  • Emulates leadership qualities and develops team objectives.


  • Demonstrates flexibility to handle multiple demands.

  • Pursues learning and self-development.

  • Highly motivated.


  • Instrumental in implementing and maintaining the Preventative maintenance Program of all instrument controls systems and components.

  • Determine by regular inspections the maintenance and repair work necessary to prevent breakdowns and major overhauls on instrument controls system and components.

  • Implements and carries out proper procedures for troubleshooting of controls systems insuring that all equipment is expediently repaired to minimize down time and improve the overall operation efficiency of the plant.

  • Instruct maintenance mechanics as to proper procedures for troubleshooting and basic repair of controls systems.

  • Repair, calibrate, adjust and set equipment. Remove and install parts in accordance with trade practice and manufacturer/company specifications.

  • Carry out maintenance work orders as directed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Perform new equipment installations as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor or the Maintenance Manager.


Carry out craft skills appropriate with the job including;

  • a. Maintenance Mechanic job description craft skills.

  • b. General instrumentation principles and maintenance techniques.

  • c. Maintenance of specific Foxboro, Taylor, Alfa-Laval, Partlow, Endress Hauser, Triclover and other instrumentation products.

Work from detailed drawings, prints, wiring diagrams, control loops as the need arises and use measuring instruments as prescribed by good instrument engineering practices.

Stay abreast of changes in instrumentation principles, procedures, and techniques.


Working in a manufacturing or warehouse environment, you will be walking, standing and engaging in movement throughout the day, and occasionally to frequently be required to lift items weighing up to 50 lbs. Due to a large variety of job duties (both routine and non-routine), certain duties also may involve, a variety of physical activities including bending, lifting, stooping, turning, twisting, pushing, pulling, raising arms above shoulders and head, standing, working in enclosed areas, climbing stairs or ladders, and operating heavy machinery. The noise level in the work environment can vary but noise is usually low to moderate.

At times, you may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety gloves, hearing protection, a respirator or dust mask, protective footwear and protective clothing or uniforms. Work may be performed in cold and/or hot temperatures and the environment can be dusty. Physical requirements further include the ability to engage in productive and collaborative communication with co-workers and work may need to be performed during non-standard hours, including nights and weekends. At times, the ability to work overtime also may be required. The ability to perform these requirements is necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company engages in an interactive process to review requests for reasonable accommodations that may be needed to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform all the essential functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the hiring manager.


Land O’Lakes, Inc offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job offers are contingent upon a successful drug screen and background review.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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