Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Maintenance Technician in Nixa, Missouri


Green Plains, through our wholly owned subsidiary Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company provides specialized ingredient solutions for leading food and feed manufacturers. Green Plains Inc. is a publicly traded Fortune 1000, diversified commodity processing business with agribusiness, ethanol production, cattle feed lot operations, commodity marketing, and distribution services. We are a growth company and the second largest consolidated owner of ethanol production facilities in the world. Currently we are adding the position of Utility Maintenance Tech for our Nixa, MO location.

Position: Utility Maintenance Tech - evening shift M-F Location: Nixa MO - Fleischmann's Vinegar Plant

The Utility Maintenance Tech position will provide reactive and predictive maintenance support of operations. Perform a variety of maintenance and repair functions on machinery. Required to repair and maintain, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals and manufactures specifications, equipment such as pumps, electric motors, pneumatic valves, and other equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in planning of plant projects.

  • Execute plant projects on time and within budget guidelines.

  • Plan and implement a maintenance program for the plant.

  • Supervise and assist in plant repairs including basic electrical, plumbing, welding, etc.

  • Plan and execute plant sanitation and housekeeping programs.

  • Ensure all maintenance actions and programs include and follow appropriate safety procedures.

  • Purchase equipment, parts, and supplies necessary to keep facility in good working order.

  • Assist in operational process of plant as needed.

  • Obtain plant water samples as listed in DEC guidelines.

  • Utilize plant equipment such as forklift and back hoe.


  • Ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, and flowcharts.

  • Detail oriented – Ability to catch in consistencies and correct errors.

  • Critical thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Writing-Able to produce detailed notes, able to correctly fill out relevant plant paperwork as it relates to plant maintenance.

  • Speaking-Ability to convey information effectively to operators and management.

  • Reading Comprehension-Ability to read and comprehend relevant manuals, work orders, and work related documents.

  • Time Management-Managing one’s time effectively.

  • Active Listening-Giving full attention to what co-workers are saying, talking the time to understand the points being made and asking questions as appropriate.

  • Detail Oriented-Ability to catch inconsistencies and correct errors.

  • Must have excellent verbal and communication skills. Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, trade school preferred.

  • Vocational/OJT training to meet job requirements. Experience

  • 5 years experience in building maintenance and/or machinery repair.

  • 3 years experience in a leadership role.


  • Proficient with use of computer. (Word, Excel, E-mail)

Requisition Number: 18-0161

Post Date: 6/29/2018

Title: Maintenance Technician

Employment Type: Full Time

Work Hours: Evening

City: Nixa

State: MO