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Weekend Maintenance Technician

Weekend Maintenance Technician

At Argenta, we’re more than a company — we’re a global team, dedicated to healthier animals. We believe that when their lives are made better, we're all the better for it.

Founded in 2006, we support companies big and small to develop and manufacture health products for pets and livestock. Our trusted, innovative solutions and services cover every stage of the process, from molecule to market.

We’re in a unique position. We are the world’s only combined contract research and contract development and manufacturing organisation (CRO/CDMO) dedicated to animal health.

Our uniqueness means:

  • We are ambitious, growing and building a ‘one team’ culture, guided by our values.
    • We are team players;
    • We are doers;
    • We are customer-centric;
    • We are innovators.

We value diversity, as a global company, we get the richness of working with different people in different places whether it be location, stages of their career, their development, their role. We believe that when everyone works together and puts their best “paw” forward we will make the lives of the animals we care for, better.

With bases in New Zealand, the US, the UK and Europe, our 650+ colleagues are driven by our partnership approach and purpose: Healthy Animals. Let’s Make It Happen, Together.

TEAM PLAYERS who want to DO great work and find INNOVATIVE ways to make animals lives better through our CUSTOMER CENTRIC efforts should apply. 

Argenta is looking for an experienced Head of Supply Chain to join our Argenta, Fort Dodge team.

The Weekend Maintenance Technician position is an opportunity for motivated, driven individuals to showcase their ability to multi task and work as a team. Position is for 3; 12 hour shifts Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. Argenta is providing a sign on bonus of $2,500 payable in intervals over the first 15 months. 

The Maintenance Technician will provide value through the following responsibilities: 

  • Install, repair, and upkeep of the Argenta, Fort Dodge facility, including machines, mechanical systems, buildings, and other structures. May include miscellaneous basic repairs and general upkeep to more complex activities such as electrical, heating, air conditioning work, and operate/repair equipment.
  • Maintain a schedule for inspecting, servicing, and testing machinery
  • Diagnose and repair machine failures independently or through vendor management
  • Follow best practices, SOP’s, and other safety guidelines
  • Complete work orders in a timely and efficient manner
  • Plan and prioritize workload
  • Keep track of parts inventory
  • Work with vendors and external parties as needed
  • Process vendor payments as required
  • Assists PaTS as needed for environmental controls

Maintenance Technician requirements:

  • 2 years of a skilled craft at a vocational school or community college or,
  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Possesses a strong understanding of GMP regulations.
  • Requires excellent written, communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with vendors and contractors
  • A good understanding of factory processes and technology
  • Multi-skilled in basic electrical practices
  • Possess a strong understanding of the broad range of systems to support the AML Riverside (electrical, gas, HVAC, cooling, water, and various production equipment)
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills


This position is subject to a DEA background check post offer and at regular intervals.  This position is also required to complete a post offer drug test. Both the background and drug test must comply with company standards or offers of employment will be rescinded.

You will also be someone who is aligned with our company values of "We are Doers, We are Team Players, We are Innovators, We are Customer-Centric".

We pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our development and manufacturing abilities and the skills and qualities of our team.


The position is Friday - Sunday.  Overtime hours are required when necessary.


Want to know more about Argenta? Visit our website

Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : General

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