Founded in 1965, KanPak(r) LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry.

In 2011, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China, with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC, and eventually acquiring the balance of KanPak LLC in 2016 with KanPak LLC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden State Foods.

The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the North East region.

Our Creed & Values are behind everything we do at Golden State Foods. These aren’t just words, they aren’t just a mission statement, they are a way of living, a way of doing business, and a reflection of the positive change that we would like to see in the world. 


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Maintenance Technician - 2nd or 3rd shift

Arkansas City, Kansas | Full Time
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Job Description
KanPak® is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best beverage, yogurt and dessert solutions. Aseptic technology is at the heart of many products we create, allowing all KanPak® products to ship and store without refrigeration for up to 12 months, but it’s our state-of-the-art beverage manufacturing capabilities and exceptional customer service that really set us apart from competitors.  
Coffee beverages, creamers, yogurt, frozen desserts, and specialty beverages – no matter what kind of product you’re looking for, we can deliver. Our aseptic processing and packaging makes our solutions more convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly.
We are seeking an energetic, skilled Maintenance Technician for our facility in Ark City, Kansas!

SHIFT:   2nd shift - 2pm - 10pm
              3rd shift - 10pm-6am


Maintenance technicians have the job of keeping our facility running at the very peak of performance. The duties  they do are absolutely invaluable to us, because without them our operations might grind to a halt!

KanPak® is diligent in our efforts to train and educate our employees to keep them on the cutting edge of their fields.  We also provide them with the very best in personal safety gear and training to guarantee their safety on the job.


  • Responsible for all phases of operation and maintenance of systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance of processing equipment, steam systems, electrical systems, compressed air systems, chilled water systems, and mechanical system throughout the plant
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot minor plumbing, building repair, and maintenance
  • Responsible for monitoring performance. Recognizing deviation from “normal operation” and rectifying it.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Welding and cutting metal.
  • Fork-lift operation
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and drawings.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills & Requirements


  • High School / GED required.  Associate's degree preferred.
  • Must have experience with electro-mechanical, pneumatics, PLC controllers, and process instrumentation.
  • 2-3 years’ experience or equivalent employment.
  • Specialized training in forklift operations.

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

Applicants only; No Recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.