Construction Technician

VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc.

Momence, IL

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As a global, growing, and vibrant ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world’s best companies, Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals are always seeking positive and talented employees to help our company reach the next level.  We are a family-oriented company and provide opportunities to grow professionally and personally.



The Construction Technician is a valued member of our Construction and Trades (C&T) department, which is responsible for the skilled maintenance, and construction work within our facilities. As a Construction Technician, you will help in construction and upgrades to our food processing facilities. You will also grow your skills and knowledge by working closely with other Construction Technicians and the Construction Supervisor.



  • Unload and install major machinery and equipment and construction materials according to plans and other drawings in accordance with food plant good manufacturing practices.
  • Move, assemble, and install minor machinery and equipment
  • Assemble, install, and erect all forms of walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs.
  • Modify existing buildings to improve capacity, safety or quality.
  • Conduct duties in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



One to three years related experience or training



  • Can set and achieve challenging goals
  • Demonstrate persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Observe safety and security procedures
  • Report potentially unsafe conditions
  • Use equipment and materials properly
  • Able to read and apply safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Can write routine reports and correspondence
  • Able to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, area and circumference
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Basic computer skills, i.e. email, simple spreadsheets
  • One to three years of industrial maintenance and construction experience
  • Proficiency in using appropriate hand and power tools
  • Able to work in a team and occasionally independently



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Or, one to three years related experience or training
  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience



 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Perform tasks from ladders, scaffolds, man baskets, and scissor/boom lifts
  • Stand and sit for periods of time
  • Walk
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Talk and hear
  • Climb or balance
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Taste and smell
  • Ability to routinely lift or move 50lbs
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and risk of electric shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and technical skills required of personnel so classified.