Hormel Foods Corporation Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Rochelle, Illinois

Job Description - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

Rochelle Foods, LLC has an opening for an experienced Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. Successful candidates will work in our food processing production facility located in Rochelle Illinois, and enjoy competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefits package. Vacancies are typically on 2nd or 3rd shift with opportunities for overtime. Weekend work is required. Specific schedules will be discussed during the interview process. Rochelle Foods, LLC produces a variety of products for foodservice and retail consumers, including Hormel® Bacon 1, Hormel® Black Label® bacon, precooked and microwaveable bacon, Hormel® Compleats® microwaveable meals and deli hams.


Perform proactive and reactive maintenance on all production equipment, buildings, and grounds.

Use knowledge and skill to produce equipment and modify existing equipment to meet the needs of the production teams.

Perform the necessary work with a minimum of direct supervision to identify and solve problems.

Use communication skills to keep Supervisors, Maintenance Engineers and fellow team members informed of their progress.

Performs other tasks as assigned by management.

Follow safe working procedures in accordance with the safety policies of Rochelle Foods, LLC.

Follow food safety procedures in accordance with the food safety policies of Rochelle Foods, LLC.


Qualified candidates will have either previous relevant experience as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, or related field, or training at an accredited technical school.

Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to work in a team environment on a variety of complex projects.

Well-developed interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills

Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

Welding and working with food processing equipment.

Working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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