Maintenance Mechanics

Quaker Oats

Quaker Oats, a division of PepsiCo, is an exciting place to work and start your career! We are currently recruiting Maintenance Mechanics for full-time opportunities at the Cedar Rapids Plant.

As a Maintenance Mechanic, you will be part of a department focused on optimizing the operations of our packaging & processing equipment. You will work in an autonomous fashion to respond to machine stoppages, troubleshoot complex equipment issues and focus on root cause problem solving for the prevention of future downtime.

Job Duties:

  • Repair, maintain and troubleshoot plant machinery and equipment, including high-speed packaging equipment, conveying equipment and product delivery systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance routines to minimize equipment downtime
  • Repair/replacement of pumps, valves, and airlines
  • Troubleshoot pneumatic and hydraulic aspects of plant equipment
  • Perform hoisting & rigging of all types of equipment 


  • Successful candidates will be able to operate in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills. Past experience with root cause problem solving and troubleshooting complex machinery is required.
  • These positions require the ability to work on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts and the ability to work a 12 hour alternate work schedule.
  • Associates degree in Industrial Maintenance and/or three years’ experience is required
  • Familiar with LOTO and safe work practices
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) experience a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Journeyman wage of $37.10
  • Ability to earn up to 6 weeks paid vacation
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Pension and 401K Match

Pre-employment assessment testing will be required and all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  

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Job ID: 69339

Posted 3 days ago

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