Post Holdings Maintenance Lead (Nights; 10PM-6:30AM) in Gaylord, Minnesota

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food.


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Lead is responsible for inspecting, evaluating and maintaining Processing, Breaking, Packaging and Pre-Cooked departments, and assisting in the installation of equipment and line modifications. This person will also be responsible for scheduling work assignments for the Maintenance Mechanics and Electricians on his shift, training employees, communication between departments and insuring completion of assignments on time.


  • Assist in the training of new employees.

  • Inform other shifts of any problems that have occurred throughout the day.

  • Communicate with the equipment manufacturers on any problems and follow-up on getting the right parts needed to correct the problems.

  • Schedule work assignments and follow through with getting them completed correctly and in a timely manner.

  • Inform the Maintenance Supervisor of any major problems and day to day activities.

  • Assist the Mechanic with trouble shooting and any problems they may have throughout the day.

  • Lends knowledge and ideas to the solution of problems involving the Processing, Packaging, Pre-Cooked, and Breaking areas.

  • Keep complete and accurate records of the equipment and a check list of things that need to be completed.

  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Responsible for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.

  • May fill in for Maintenance Supervisor, as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

  • Three years strong industrial maintenance background in a food processing plant and previous experience required. Experience in electrical, welding and pneumatics helpful


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Ability to delegate and follow up on workload needed.

  • Leadership skills necessary

  • Strong electrical troubleshooting experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.