Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.
We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive condition, supporting continuous improvement, production strategies and plant reliability of equipment and building systems.
Essential Job Duties
- Understands and adheres to governmental regulatory programs and policies. These may include but are not limited to: National Electrical Code, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Uniform Building Code (UBC) and local government environmental agency policies.
- Practices and complies with all plant and maintenance department safety procedures, including but not limited to: Lock-Out - Tag-Out; Arc Flash and Hot Work Permits.
- Understands the concept of Permit Required Confined Spaces and assists with proper alternate entry of re-classified confined spaces when necessary.
- Follows all applicable good manufacturing practices (GMP's) for area assigned.
- Maintains and uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), food handling before and after equipment inspection and repair activities.
- Attends classes, seminars, and in-house training as needed to maintain skill level with changes in the industry.
- Makes improvements and suggestions to optimize maintenance program.
- Executes and document planned and unplanned work findings and data during shift via computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
- Repairs and installation of parts, tools and equipment. Fabricates or modifies machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products.
- Performs Preventative Maintenance (PM), inspections, corrective repairs, special projects/equipment rebuilds
- Performs execution and resolution of equipment breakdowns/repairs.
- Leverages methodologies including, but not limited to: root cause analysis (RCA), break down failure analysis (BDA) and cause maps to identify and resolve equipment issues.
- Utilizes predictive maintenance technologies to identify failures and takes correct follow-up actions. Predictive maintenance technologies include ultrasound, thermal imaging, oil analysis, and vibration analysis.
- Documents the cause of the failure and works with maintenance team, planner, supervisor, or other team members to take action to prevent a reoccurrence of the failure.
- Understands and interprets technical documents and diagrams which include but are not limited to: factory manuals, blueprints, schematics, Single Line Electrical Drawings, mechanical and electrical equipment schematics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's), and etc.
- Maintains and repairs facility/utility systems such as mechanical, electrical, building systems, water heater/boiler, steam, chilling system, electric power, gas, or compressed air required for operations.
- Executes PMs and repairs to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, refrigeration, instrumentation, elevator maintenance, painting, plumbing, carpentry, grounds keeping and mechanical repairs - pumps, motors systems.
- May be required to perform tests, repair and replacement of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, smoke detector, emergency and exit sign lighting system and report any malfunctions to supervisor.
- Repairs, replaces and/or rebuilds plumbing fixtures and connections.
- Cleans and replaces traps, drains, vents and drain lines, faucets, and toilets, basic wall board repairs, including wall board installation.
- Handles plant waste, both hazardous and non-hazardous, in a manner which will insure compliance with local, state, federal, and EPA regulations.
- May perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
- Reads and interprets common technical journals, synthesizing complex or diverse information and carries out detailed written or oral instructions, correspondence, and memos.
- Write and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
- Communicate/interact with all levels of employees in a professional manner. Work and function as a team member in a team based environment.
- Perform simple arithmetic functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers. Able to use precision measuring equipment. Convert measurements from feet/inches to decimals and vice versa. Draw and interpret bar graphs.
- Use a computer for data entry and documentation of maintenance findings on work orders. In some cases, upload and download technical manuals and specifications from CMMS or internet. Must be able to use a basic calculator
- Effectively work and function in a team based collaborative environment.
- Requires attention to detail, mechanical ability and ability to multi-task. Must be able to make good decisions under pressure.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED; a minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing facility performing mechanical and electrical inspections, troubleshooting and repairs; pass plant specific maintenance test required.
Some college or formal technical school education with demonstrated aptitude and skills in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, carpentry, plumbing, and welding techniques. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations, along with two years in food manufacturing environment experience
Professional Licenses or Certifications
- Mechanical/electrical certifications/licenses preferred but not necessary.
- Valid Driver's License.
- Must be Forklift certified or able to obtain forklift and aerial lifts certification.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.
In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.