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 Technician

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Responsibilities and Duties
  • Complete predictive and preventative maintenance programs for mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems
  • Complete machine repair tasks as needed on mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components and systems
  • Complete installation of new equipment
  • Work normal shifts as well as on-call rotation
  • Work independently, or within a group, to complete Maintenance tasks
  • Complete work using fundamental mechanical and electrical principles
  • Work within CMMS software to document work orders and maintain spare parts inventory
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems independently, both 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 established Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
  • Other duties as necessary
Minimum Job Requirements, Skills, Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Machine Repair Tech., Millwright or Electrical Tech.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical systems
  • Basic knowledge of electrical circuits
  • Journeyman's card or Associates degree in Maintenance Technology or similar field preferred
  • Strong self-motivation, trouble shooting skills and sense of urgency
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Valid Driver's License required
Interactions and Tools/Equipment Utilized in the Job
  • Work with Production, QA, Maintenance and other departments as needed
  • Work with outside contractors as necessary to complete projects/tasks
  • Operate company vehicles as needed (lift trucks, man-lifts, company cars, etc.)
  • Accurately and safely operate measurement equipment, meters and test devices
  • Utilize typical office equipment, i.e. computers, tablets, calculators, etc.

Physical Requirements
  • Job requires frequent walking, climbing stiars and ladders, and standing for long periods of time, and also occasional work at heights, crawling, kneeling and working in confined spaces
  • Job requires occasional work out of man lifts and on roof structures at elevations up to 150'
  • Job includes occasional exposure to weather in all seasons
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on ocassion

Other Information
  • All rules and regulations of the Employee Handbook apply at all times
  • Standard working hours: 6:00AM - 2:30PM, Monday - Friday.  Overtime as needed.  On-call rotation
  • Eligible for In-2-Win performance bonus


If you are interested in this position, please email your resume, employment application and behavioral assessment questionnaire to

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

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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