Schwan's Company Reliability Technician in Salina, Kansas


At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.

The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

The Reliability Technician will perform the set-up of different predictive maintenance asset routes and manage the condition- based monitoring program for a facility or facilities. The incumbent will work as part of a team that creates long term value by safely improving equipment reliability and manage programs such as a Motor Circuit Analysis various infrared thermography routes structure and air borne ultrasound routes motor testing vibration analysis oil analysis precision lubrication and precision alignment.

Assist with the improvement of the asset catalog preventative maintenance optimization and scheduling of corrective maintenance. Write specifications procedures and test programs for reliability testing and characterization.

Prepare technical reports document test results and assist in selection of new reliability equipment.

Assemble and lead cross-functional teams (maintenance operations engineering procurement) to support a wide variety of reliability improvement opportunities in the plant.

Act as a team resource for all types of breakdowns.

Apply various reliability principles such as Asset Strategy Improvement (ASI) Operating Envelope (OE) Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Motor Circuit Analysis various infrared thermography routes structure and air bourne ultrasound routes motor testing vibration analysis oil analysis precision lubrication and precision alignment.

Resolve specific reliability issues and drive reliability improvements that support all areas of the plant.

Install move remove repair and troubleshoot equipment.

Work in a safe manner and report any unsafe conditions or practices.

Other duties as assigned.

Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct


Education: High School Diploma (or GED). Technical schooling preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 3 years (preferably with predictive tool experience in an industrial setting)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong troubleshooting planning and organizational skills; Strong problem solving and analytical skills; Good interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills; Ability to work both independently and in a team setting; Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Ability to follow machine blueprints diagrams sketches and maintenance standard operating procedures (SOPs); Ability to properly use hand tools; Strong computer skills; Ability to train and mentor others on reliability methods; Sense of urgency and personal accountability.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Non-exempt

Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 19000408