J.Rettenmaier USA LP

JRS USA is a leader in the manufacture and production of insoluble fibers used in the food, pet food, home and personal care, chemical, technical, industrial industries and many more. As a global manufacturer and essential business, we are always looking to add talented and dedicated professionals to our teams across the United States.

Maintenance Mechanic

Wellsville, KS

Job Responsibilities
  • Complete Predictive and Preventative Maintenance programs.
  • Complete machine repair tasks as needed.
  • Complete installation of new equipment.
  • Work normal shift.
  • Work independently or within a group to complete maintenance tasks.

  • Complete work using fundamental mechanical principles.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems independently, during normal shift and On-Call.
  • Communicate to all departments within the organization.
  • Work in a safe manner, following all relevant safety policies and procedures.
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications
  • High School diploma.
  •  Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Machine Repair Tech. or Millwright.
  • Basic knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical circuits is a plus.
  • Journeyman’s card or Associates degree in Maintenance Technology or similar field preferred.
  • Self-motivation, trouble shooting skills and sense of urgency.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • No specific certifications or licenses are required.
Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Work with Production, QA, Maintenance and other departments as needed.
  • Work with outside contractors as needed to complete projects/tasks.
  • Operate company vehicles as needed (lift trucks, man-lifts, company cars, etc.)
  • Accurately operate engineering test and measurement equipment.
  • Utilize typical office equipment (i.e. computers, tablets, calculators, etc.)
Physical Requirements
  • Frequent walking.
  • Climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • Occasional work at heights, crawling, kneeling and working in confined spaces.
  • Working on platforms and elevations up to 150ft.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
Other Information
  • Hourly; commensurate with experience (wage range has been established by HR).
  • Eligible for In-2-Win Performance Bonus Program.
  • Eligible for all benefit programs.
  • Hiring for two open positions; 1st and 2nd shift.
  • Overtime as needed.
  • On-call duty required on rotation (including weekends and Holidays).
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and employment application to hrjrsscm and click the behavioral assessment questionnaire link to complete our Predictive index online.

J. Rettenmaier USA LP
16369 US 131 Highway
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: (269) 679-2340
Email: hrjrsscm


This Job Description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the Job Description. Other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job. Employee’s position, job function, standard work hours, location and reporting relationship may be changed at Employer’s discretion. This Job Description is not a guarantee of continued employment.

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