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New 1st shift position available in Manchester, IA! The starting pay rate will be up to $21.25 per hour; skill and business need will determine pay. 


Industrial Equipment Repair Apprentice will primarily be responsible for the formation zone, but may be asked to assist in the finishing zone also. Responsibilities shall encompass machine rebuilding and repairs including but not limited to all production and building equipment or machinery within the formation and finishing areas. Performs other work as assigned by supervisor or supervisory designee.


While COVID-19 impacts all of us, Stryten’s Health and Safety culture, personal protective equipment, and procedures are in place to minimize your exposure so we can produce the products our customers rely upon and need.


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Stryten Manufacturing offers a strong benefit package that includes the following:

  • Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans
  • Short-term, long term disability and employee life
  • 401(k) plan with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


  1. Must be able to handle and lift up to 70 lbs. occasionally throughout shift.  Work requires frequent standing with periodic climbing, turning, and bending required.
  2. Must have enough mechanical aptitude to effectively meet a diverse plant need for general maintenance.

Preferred experience includes working knowledge in the following areas:

  • Basic equipment repair and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Repair compressed air leaks.
  • Roller conveyor systems, inspecting/replacing rollers and drive belts.
  • Chains and sprockets inspection/replacement.
  • Must be able to cut and glue PVC piping.
  • Assist with creation of preventive maintenance control system.
  • Catalog and assign all equipment with location ID, and combine with spare parts listing.
  • Ability to operate assorted hand tools, drills, grinders, and other power tools as needed.
  1. Will be required to work with limited direct supervision.
  2. Must be able to understand and communicate in simple English to receive training instruction and perform team responsibilities.
  3. Must follow safety and health procedures for the protection of self and fellow workers including lock out/tag out.
  4. Must accurately complete work orders, parts requests and other paperwork as required.
  5. Should have excellent attendance and must comply with the company attendance policy and reporting procedures.
  6. Must adhere to plant policies and procedures depicted in the employee handbook as well as conform to accepted general practices.

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • Multimeter, lathe, mill, benchtop grinder, drill press, other testing equipment, bench and hand power tools, numerous types of powered equipment, and safety equipment.

Protective Equipment:

  • Must be able to wear work uniform, personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields, acid resistant sleeves as needed, hearing protection; metatarsal steel-toed shoes, nitrile or rubber gloves, and respirator as required by Lead in Air’s in the department.


  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly work area where maintenance work is being performed. Ensuring area is clean when work has been completed.

Facilities/Working Environment:

  • Will be exposed to extreme hot, humid, and cold working conditions.  Will be exposed to lead in the form of dust, fumes, molten lead, flames, hot equipment, moving equipment, acid, caustic, and other hazards.

Personal Hygiene:

  • Must be able to follow work instructions and procedures satisfactorily enough to ensure that high bloodleads do not lead to medical removal. Adherence to General Policy includes shower at the end of each work shift.

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