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Industrial Maintenance Technician Trainee

Progressive Processing, LLC- A Hormel Company

1 Positions

ID: 19082

Posted On 05/22/2023

Job Overview

Responsibilities:               The primary role of the Industrial Maintenance Technician Trainee is to continuously improve the reliability, efficiency, and utilization of plant equipment and manufacturing processes.  This is accomplished by utilizing mechanical and electrical expertise in the precise installation, maintenance, and repair of plant systems and equipment followed by concise and accurate documentation of all activities and observations.  Incumbent must be willing to join a team environment and perform other tasks as assigned.  This position is a developmental role and the individual must fully complete the program to be promoted to a Level 8 Industrial Maintenance Technician (Please see the accompanying Program Description).


Job Qualifications:

In order to apply for participation in the Industrial Maintenance Technician Trainee program the following criteria must be met:

  • Minimum 6 months of service at Progressive Processing LLC.
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Progressive Processing, LLC maintenance exam.
  • Most recent Performance Review rating is “Meeting Expectations” or above.
  • Not on a Performance Improvement Plan or Attendance Probation during the past 6 months.
  • No Second Warnings or Final Notices issued during the past 6 months for work performance.


Selection Criteria:

Qualified personnel, who have expressed interest in participation in the Industrial Maintenance Technician Trainee program, will be selected for participation based on the following criteria, in order of precedence as follows:

  • Previous Experience – preference will be granted to those who have work experience related to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and process systems. Knowledge in these areas will be assessed through formal testing administered by Progressive Processing, LLC (maintenance exam).
  • Formal Training – preference will be granted to those based on the number completed courses within the Industrial Maintenance Technician curriculum or equivalent.
  • Job Assignment – preference will be granted to those that are currently assigned to higher skill level positions and have demonstrated successful performance of the job assigned.
  • Length of Service – all other criteria equal between candidates, preference will be granted to the technician with greatest length of service.Progressive Processing, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Mary Hoeger

Human Resources Assistant, Progressive Processing









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Dubuque, IA



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Full Time




Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement



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Progressive Processing, LLC- A Hormel Company

About the Company

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Progressive Processing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods, in Dubuque, Iowa.  This is where it all comes together. The worldwide presence and stability of an industry leader. The challenges you crave. The growth you expect. The autonomy you deserve. And the variety and creative freedom that make your work vital and exciting.

At Progressive Processing, LLC, we not only have a world-class, established reputation and resources, we also have the vision that can help you build a long-lasting and successful career-one that's on the leading edge.

As we grow and expand into new and exciting areas of the food business, our need for talented, dedicated people grows, too. If you think you might have something to offer, you should know that Progressive Processing has plenty to offer you.