Agropur, Inc.
  • Maintenance
  • Le Sueur, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plan; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is currently looking for a Boiler/Utilities Operator at it's Le Sueur Cheese Plant located in Le Sueur, MN.

Openings: 2 day positions and 2 night positions

Essential Functions include the following:

  • Operates and maintain automatically fired boilers, water softeners and reverse osmosis (RO) systems. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment such as traps, pipes, valves and make repairs when necessary.  
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment problems with plant.
  • Operate and maintain plant air compressors to ensure incoming quality air for the plant.
  • Ammonia Refrigeration experience, HAZWOPER, ability to perform maintenance PMs on ammonia system.
  • Support, implement, and maintain food safety practices as required through SQF.
  • Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports all plant safety, food safety, quality, and environmental practices.
  • Knowledge and application of Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to operate hand tools, power tools, machine tools (lathe, mill, etc.), welders, refrigeration and electrical test equipment.
  • Manual dexterity for using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment.
  • Ability to distinguish between sounds or vibrations for equipment repair.
  • Possess strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to perform mechanical and electrical troubleshooting
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English language.

 Non-technical Competencies:

    •  Frequently stoop, squat, twist, reach, climb stairs while performing job duties.
    • Ability to lift and carry 50 pound objects, repetitively lift and carry 20 and 50 pound objects.
    • Ability to interact and communicate with machine operators and outside vendors.
    • Ability to work closely with other team members, to share responsibilities and solve problems.
    • Ability to work alone and be self-directed as well as perform tasks from memory.
    • Requires the ability to communicate and document work
    • Occasionally move up to 50 pounds for 12 hour shifts.
    • Able and willing to work in confined spaces and ladders.
    • Able and willing to work in cold or hot environment.
    • Be able to work at floor level, waist level, and shoulder level, and above both close and away from body.
    • Be able to work the shift assigned and fill in other shifts as needed.
  • Track and maintain information on a database.
  • Be able to move up and down stairs.
  • Be able to work weekends (including Saturday and Sunday) and off shifts if needed or assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years vocational training in maintenance mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, machine shop, electricity, boiler operation and refrigeration or equivalent experience in these fields.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in boiler operations.
  • Must have at least a 1st Class B Boiler Operators License.


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