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Maintenance Technician

Manufacturing and Operations

Roanoke Rapids, NC
ID: 2533-226


Roeslein benefits are designed to invest in you! We offer a comprehensive benefits structure for regular full-time salaried and hourly positions that includes competitive wages, bonus program, travel bonus, paid time off, and paid holidays. Retirement benefits include a 401(k) plan and an employee stock ownership program with company match. Health and Well-Being benefits include medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, travel insurance, and paid parental leave.



The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the control, operation and routine maintenance of the biogas generation system, consisting of the following facilities and equipment:

  • Parlor Water and Green Water pumps, valves and controls at the dairies
  • Piping, valves and pumps within the Kolb Bioenergy facility
  • Dry manure and Mensch feed systems
  • Hydrolyzers
  • Lagoon Digester
  • Biogas Flares
  • Biogas feed compressor
  • Guild biogas processing system
  • Product gas compressor
  • Thermal Oxidizer

The Maintenance Technician will also be responsible for coordinating major maintenance projects on these systems performed by contractors. 



  • Serve as plant lead to determine priority of daily activity in conjunction with responsible operations supervisor.
  • Monitor biogas production and flare operations; analyze operations and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance.
  • Maintain process equipment: blowers, flares, instrumentation and controls.
  • Troubleshoot deficient operations/recommend solutions.
  • Perform testing and analysis on Lagoon Digester performance.
  • Safely drive between multiple farms.
  • Follow all the process safety requirements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other employees.
  • Conduct activities in a safe and healthy manner and work in accordance with established safety and company requirements.



  • Promote a positive working environment in order to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Work is performed in a farm/processing operation atmosphere.  Exposure to harsh conditions—such as:  dust, fumes, chemicals, hazardous materials, noise, and varying weather and temperatures is normal.  All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment as defined. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.   While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, grip, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, sit and drive a vehicle for up to 40% of the day; and talk and hear.  Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. on a regular basis is required. Have the ability to push and pull 50 lbs or more on a regular basis. Have the ability to reach overhead from an elevated platform or uneven working surface.  Must be able to stand/walk 50% of the time on uneven work surfaces, sit for other duties 40%, and climb 10% of the time.  Employee will be required to pass a limited physical and fit test for a full-face respirator. Then, must be able to wear the respirator for up to 1 hour if necessary.



  • Trade school technical certification/training and/or an Associate’s degree in instrumentation/controls or similar or experience in a related field is required.
  • Knowledge/experience of systems, motors, instrumentation and controls.
  • Ability to interpret data and perform process adjustments to optimize system performance.
  • Troubleshooting of instrumentation and controls.
  • Knowledge of PLC controls/communication is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of industrial engines and compressors is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written are required.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to effectively learn and acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Computer skills and an in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows based programs are required.
  • Requires effective time management skills, personal conduct, and change management abilities.
  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, clients, vendors, and other business contacts.
  • Must have a valid driver license and maintain an acceptable motor vehicle record report.
  • Must comply with Roeslein Alternative Energy’s core values for the safe and efficient operation of the business and maintain sound relationships among and with employees.

This position is located in Roanoke Rapids, NC. View the Google Map in full screen.