Ennis, TX


Maintenance Technician

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job ID #: 1149
  • Category: Manufacturing

Pet Inspired. Employee Owned.

Make food that makes pets happy.

When we founded Freshpet, it was an opportunity to build something new. An innovative place to create the most real, fresh food for pets. A way to let employees own part of the company where they work. And a setting where each day is another chance to be inspired and do what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Are you ready to start fresh?

General Description

The responsibilities of the Maintenance Technician will include:

  • Must have a broad understanding of industrial electrical, mechanical, and building systems. 
  • Advanced machine experience, skills, and knowledge required. Ability to identify, assess, and troubleshoot issues that arise with machinery and related systems. 
  • Performs daily plant maintenance, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and all other related functions on various industrial equipment. Set-up and adjust machines to ensure proper operation. 
  • Ability to use standard and specialized hand and power tools and measuring equipment i.e. oscilloscopes, DMM, gauges, etc. 
  • Ability to perform preventative and routine maintenance, changeovers, and installation of motors, belts, drives, and other mechanical systems. 
  • Good understanding of computer program functionality. 
  • Strong knowledge of food safety and good manufacturing practices (GMPs). 


Work Experience Requirements


  • Minimum of 5 years working in an industrial environment in related capacity. 


Education Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED 
  • Technical college degree or vocational training in PLC/Electrical technology preferred 
  • Ability to clearly communicate in English (both verbal and written) is required 




• Generous annual PTO • 10 company paid holidays • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits • Company paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Company paid Short/Long term disability • Option for Employee paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Option for Employee paid Short/Long term disability • Annual Increase • Referral bonus • Generous bonus program • Restricted Stock Units • Tuition Reimbursement • Maternity and Paternity leave • Safety Boot program • Free Gym Membership • 401K – with up to 4% company match • Flexible Spending account • Pet insurance


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About Freshpet

We are Freshpet, a team of pet parents, pet lovers, and other folks dedicated to doing what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Our home office is in Secaucus, NJ. Our kitchen locations are in Bethlehem, PA and Ennis, TX. And our heart is in our work: Preparing the finest food for dogs and cats using only fresh, natural ingredients. We are growing in popularity, impact, and size by doing things the right way. The Freshpet way.

Freshpet embraces diversity and is an EOE/M/F/Disabilities/A/Veterans employer.