Maintenance Position-Entry level

Brewster Cheese, the country’s largest Swiss Cheese Manufacturer, is seeking a Maintenance Mechanic-Entry level to join our team in Stockton, IL.  This is an hourly position, overtime paid over 8 hours per day, weekend rotation required.

Position: Maintenance Mechanic-Entry level

Position Purpose:  Under the direction of our Maintenance Manager, the role of this position is to ensure the efficient operation and support of our 24/7 manufacturing schedule of high quality cheese and whey products, in Stockton, IL.  The successful applicant will be part of a team of 8 Maintenance Mechanics and/or Technicians.

Job Duties:

  1. General knowledge of boiler operation
  2. General knowledge of ammonia systems
  3. General knowledge of process equipment
  4. General knowledge of HVAC equipment
  5. General knowledge of pneumatics & hydraulics
  6. General knowledge and skill in steel and stainless steel fabrication and sanitary welding.
  7. Insure daily and periodic system backups are performed.
  8. Basic electrical troubleshooting skills
  9. Basic knowledge of PLC’s helpful
  10. General knowledge of shop equipment
  11. Weekend rotation/on-call to troubleshoot and correct plant problems, as needed
  12. Perform additional job related duties or responsibilities as requested or required by the immediate supervisor.


Skill and/or Qualifications:  Candidate for this position should have maintenance work experience in a cheese manufacturing facility.  Must be able to lift 75 lbs, climb ladders, wear a respirator, pass a pulmonary test, read and follow directions in repair manuals and read and understand schematics and blueprints.  

 We offer a competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, life, short-term & long-term disability insurance, 401(k) with Company match, profit sharing and much more.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to: (no phone calls please).

Human Resource Manager

Brewster Cheese

300 W Railroad Ave.

Stockton, IL 61085