Mechanical Engineering Technician I

Location : Location US-SD-Yankton
USD $25.00/Hr.
2nd Shift, 3rd Shift
Regular Full-Time
Pay Includes Incentive


Cimpl's, LLC., an American Foods Group Company, has opportunities for a Mechanical Engineering Technician I at our Yankton, SD plant.

  • Identify and locate parts/part numbers from machinery or equipment manuals or parts catalogs (e.g., Cryovac, overhead chains, rail switches, conveyors, saws, etc.).

  • Perform basic welding (e.g., primarily tig; and stick). Ability to identify good and bad welds.

  • Perform routine preventive maintenance (e.g., grease bearings, lubricate, check fluid levels, replace filters, etc.) to ensure that machines run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.

  • Assemble, install, or repair plumbing (e.g., threading pipe), equipment or machinery to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. 

  • Assemble, disassemble, repair, or replace defective equipment or parts (e.g., change belts, gearboxes, etc.).

  • Perform basic hydraulics (e.g., change motors, make hoses, etc.).

  • Complete necessary paperwork in EAM system (PM sheets, work orders, etc.).

  • Basic knowledge of electrical components and operation.

  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


TN Visa Program Requirements

  • This is a pre-arranged employment program. 
  • Must be a Canadian or Mexican citizen that works in specific professional occupations to enter and work in the U.S. under TN authorization.
  • Must successfully complete the TN visa application process and company hiring process to be eligible for a pre-arranged FT job at the Cimpl's plant.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Prior experience using hand and power tools, precision measuring tools and the ability to read and work from drawings and blueprints. 

  • Must be able to successfully complete training:
    • Safety.
    • Safe Quality Food (SQF).
    • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Food defense.
    • Lock out/tag out.
    • Forklift.
    • Pallet Jack.
    • Scissor lift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Diploma or GED.
  • 6 months maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment.

American Foods Group, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Learn more: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. American Foods Group, LLC will not discriminate against applicants who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Learn more: Pay Transparency. American Foods Group, LLC participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more: E-Verify


Cimpl’s, LLC an American Foods Group Company is a privately held meat processing company located in Yankton, South Dakota. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done.  As a member of the team, you will find yourself challenged and contributing in a significant way to the success of the business, and you will be rewarded for that success. If you want to feel appreciated for a job well done and be part of something bigger, then consider joining American Foods Group, a “hire to retire” type of company.


What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • For Full Time employees - Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Short Term Disability, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!  
  • Training, growth and advancement opportunities that will make this the best and last company you work for.


Check Out the Yankton, SD Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Yankton, South Dakota, a rural city located on the banks of the Missouri River.  An abundance of recreational areas and amenities make it easy to stay active in Yankton.


The area also offers:

  • Numerous water recreation options around Yankton including Lewis & Clark Lake, Lake Yankton, and the Missouri National Recreation River.  Beautiful chalkstone bluffs along the shorelines provide the opportunity to view wildlife with scenic backdrops.
  • Various parks that offer relaxing entertainment including fishing, hiking trails, and swimming.
  • Year-round community events that the whole family will love.


Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than Cimpl’s LLC in Yankton, South Dakota!




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