Maintenance Technician

Tempe, AZ
Full Time

United Dairymen of Arizona (UDA) is a local, family-owned, dairy cooperative committed to serve the needs of our members, community, and customers by providing high quality milk and dairy products. As the only milk marketing co-op in the state, UDA oversees the production, processing, and marketing of Arizona's finest milk products from farm to Retail in 48 hours or less. From sweet cream and butter to non-fat dry milk, UDA provides milk products to manufactures and supermarket chains throughout the Grand Canyon State.

Our motto at UDA is “United in Excellence.” The dairy industry's success isn't built on one dairy or brand, its built on the community as a whole - this includes our amazing employees. When you join UDA, you're not just joining a business, you're joining a family. Since 1960 UDA has been headquartered, operated, and managed in Arizona. We strive to provide our employees with rewarding career opportunities aimed at long-term stability, growth, and advancement. We put our heart and soul into our products and value our team who show up, every day and do the work.



  • Perform preventive, reactive, and predictive mechanical and electrical repairs for all UDA plants, warehouses, and facilities 
  • Perform a variety of industrial pneumatic diagnostics and repairs to valves, banks, and fittings
  • Perform various electrical maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and repairs including, but not limited to 3-phase motors, contactor relays, blown fuses, overload starters, VFD’s, motors, and PLC’s
  • Perform a variety of plumbing repairs to PVC, copper, and stainless-steel fittings
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects and prioritize maintenance requests by level of impact 
  • Develop effective procedure to diagnose, troubleshoot and validate quality solutions
  • Document, log, and report repairs into CMMS system and provide regular updates to maintenance team
  • Perform pump mechanical works and maintain and sustain pump programs
  • Always maintain food safety and quality standards, resolving and/or reporting compliance issues immediately.


Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts (nights or days -6 to 6); working on a 2-2-3 schedule (week 1 of payroll: 2 days on, 2 days off; 3 days on; 2nd week of payroll: 2 days off, 2 days on, 3 days off). 


  • Expert knowledge and applied understanding of: Industrial electrical, pneumatic, boiler, refrigeration systems, motor, compressors, gearboxes, and pumps
  • Detail oriented with the ability to effectively diagnose, troubleshoot, and conduct complex repairs
  • Expert knowledge of equipment systems troubleshooting and repair
  • Make decisions based on general mechanical and electrical principals with minimal guidance and supervision 
  • Proficient knowledge of lubrication principles and techniques including bearing types and usage
  • Prior experience conducting utility and HVAC/R maintenance and repairs
  • Ability to comprehend and utilize technical prints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Ability to operate equipment including a forklift, and various lifts
  • Team-player mentality with the ability to self-manage and prioritize time, tasks, and projects
  • Basic typing skills and familiarity with computer programs such as a CMMS or EAM 


  •  5+ years of industrial maintenance experience
  • General knowledge of food and beverage industry preferred 


  • High School Diploma or GED


(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable differently abled individuals to satisfactorily perform the essential functions.)

  • Requires ability to walk and stand for 12 or more hours at a time
  • Requires ability to safely operate equipment by visually observing the condition of equipment and surroundings
  • Requires ability to hear and speak, occasionally in high time weighted average environments with elevated decibel readings (using appropriate hearing protection)
  • •Requires ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, reach, lift, push, pull and carry items up to 55lbs
  • Requires ability to push and pull items up to 150lbs 
  • Requires ability to climb ladders and stairs of various heights occasionally including floors of 100ft or more, with appropriate fall protection PPE
  • Requires ability to work in varying extreme hot, cold, and wet temperatures and conditions
  • Requires ability to work in confined spaces frequently
  • Requires ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift occasionally



  • Medical, Dental & Vision plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Shift Pay Differential
  • Education Assistance
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Health Clinic

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list; employees may be subject to additional, or altered, tasks and the scope of the role may change as necessitated by business demands. UDA will not consider any application submissions from unauthorized third-parties, consulting, or external staffing firms and will not be held subject, or liable, to any terms, fees, or penalties associated with a submission.

UDA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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