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Mechanic Welder

CJ Bio America
Fort Dodge, IA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Title: Mechanical Technician


Property of: CJ Bio America

          1946 Harvest Ave.

          Fort Dodge, Iowa  50501

Job #: M/E_M_Mechanical Technician


REV: 4/4/17

Department: Maintenance

Reports to: Mechanical Supervisor

Career Path: M

Function: Maintenance and Engineering


□ Exempt

■ Non-Exempt


Job Summary

Responsible for industrial mechanical maintenance, which includes but isn’t limited to: installation, testing, preventative maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment. Fabrication, Welding, & Machining.

Summary of Essential Job Functions



  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm, unless business needs require additional hours worked; 
  • Ability to work flexible schedule and extended hours if needed, which includes overtime; 
  • Ability to be on-call; 
  • Responsible for industrial mechanical maintenance, which includes but isn’t limited to installation, testing and repair of mechanical lubrication, pumps, alignment, separator, welding, bearings, gearboxes, valves, pumps, etc.  
  • Responsible for mechanical equipment conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards; 
  • Adhere to all regulations required by PSM, MOC, OSHA, Food Safety, CJ Bio America, and State of Iowa;
  • Welding: STICK, TIG, & MIG, Must be able to TIG Weld Piping
  • Maintain proper amount of stocks for spare parts required for preserving facilities;
  • Maintain data of the  history of preservation operations to use them as technology data for preservation in the future;
  • Understanding the process of the manufacturing equipment and data sheets for the configuration;
  • Understand the power required for each equipment;
  • Welding: Pipe Welding, Field Welding, Stick (SMAW), TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW)
  • Performs other duties as assigned; 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

  • Knowledge of industrial mechanical maintenance;
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System software or SAP;
  • Ability to participate in a high performance team-based environment that is fast-learning and adaptive; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and participate in a continuous improvement culture, including utilizing problem solving skills; 
  • Work in a safe manner; 
  • Computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Excel;
  • Critical thinking, multi-tasking and troubleshooting skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality;

Physical Demands & Work Environment

  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladders, and roof if necessary;
  • Ability to enter confined spaces when necessary;
  • Ability to use equipment such as forklift, aerial lifts up to 60ft tall;
  • High noise levels, vibrations, varying atmospheric conditions and temperatures, Hazardous Chemicals, High Pressure Steam;
  • Must be able to move about the facility in order to complete projects up to 70 % of their shift;
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds;
  • Must be able to wear full-face respirator and protective equipment for testing. This includes minimal facial hair in order to ensure proper fit in of respirator in accordance with OSHA regulations. Must complete annual medical monitoring program, including pulmonary function testing.


  • High school diploma /GED and 1-3 years Industrial Maintenance experience OR
  • A technical degree in Industrial Maintenance, Welding or related field; 
  • TIG welding experience required; 

* We are an E-Verify Participant. 

* Successful completion of a post-offer drug and alcohol screen and criminal background check is required. 

CJ Bio America


Fort Dodge, IA
50501 USA



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