The Maintenance Technician is responsible for setting up repairs, rebuilding and installing production equipment to insure continuous production of all products. Repairs malfunctioning production equipment; i.e., fillers, conveyors, drives, coolers, palletizing and boxing components. Installs new equipment or replaces equipment as required and sets up line for product changeovers as required. The maintenance technician's role is to be the primary technical leader on the shift responsible for all planned maintenance, trouble-shooting, and reducing downtime due to equipment failure. Assists with the training of operators to recognize and report potential equipment malfunctions and failures as well as to ensure knowledge and assist with preventive maintenance.
The role requires a person that can analyze mechanical and operational problems and initiate plans for corrective action. Make necessary corrective repairs and running adjustments to maintain maximum production, safety and quality with experience troubleshooting, repairing, and rebuilding equipment such as mechanical drives, pneumatics, pumps, valves, and conveyors. Some fabrication skills are necessary. Previous experience with TPM or Lean Manufacturing a plus. Working knowledge of computers required.
•High school diploma or equivalent.
•Technical School preferred.
•5+ years of experience as a maintenance mechanic in a high speed production environment; Food manufacturing/bottling preferred.
•Technical experience and demonstrated ability, interpersonal, and leadership skills to train line operators on the mechanical aspects of equipment and maintenance (inspection, lubrication) to maximize equipment efficiency and reduce breakdowns.
•Must be self-motivated with a high sense of urgency and possess the ability to work with limited supervision.
•Experience with Lean Manufacturing and TPM principles preferred.
•Ability to use machine shop equipment, hand tools, power tools and test equipment.
•Ability to read mechanical diagrams.
•Knowledge and ability to recognize and request assistance with electrical and electronic components.
•Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic controls and components.
•Experience in pipe fitting, welding and machining a plus.
•Flexibility to rotate shifts for coverage and ability to work overtime required.
•Demonstrated Safety and Leadership qualities.
•Ability to troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning equipment.
•Working knowledge of computers and experience with PLC, HMI, servo drives,
•Experience with planning and executing mechanical maintenance task (preventative & corrective maintenance)
•Experience with leading other maintenance and operational resources to safely and correctly execute maintenance tasks including equipment changeovers.
•Experience with managing and prioritizing line efficiencies.
•Must be able to pass background, drug-screen, and "fit for duty" exam.
•Good manual dexterity and motor coordination, ability to lift 50 pds, climb, bend, stoop and reach as well as wear all required PPE and protective clothing and accessories.
You must be 18 year or older, with a high school diploma or equivalent, have a stable work history, be able and willing to work overtime as necessary/change shifts occasionally, pass a drug screen, physical and other job-related skill tests. We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits including medical and dental, paid vacation and holidays.
All applicants must be authorized to work in the US.