Maintenance Mechanic

2 months ago
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Industrial Maintenance


This is a mid-level position responsible for the general repair and maintenance of plant equipment.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in extruders, dryers, hammer mills, pneumatic airflow systems, instrumentation, troubleshooting, and developing effective preventative maintenance programs.  Strict compliance with the facility’s Food Safety and Quality Management System Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions is required.


include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs maintenance in all areas of the plant on a scheduled or emergency basis as directed by work orders and/or direction from supervisor and Shift Lead:
    • Mechanical repairs on extruders, dryers, and pneumatic systems.
    • Electrical repair on motors, motor starters.
    • General building repairs and cleaning.
  • Respond to unscheduled/emergency work orders in an expedient and urgent manner.
  • Conduct root cause of equipment failure and develop course of action to prevent future failures with direction from management.
  • Receive direction from Maintenance Lead, Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Complete assigned work by Maintenance Lead, Supervisor and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Inspect equipment to determine location and nature of malfunction (e.g. leaks, breakages, and faulty equipment).
  • Determine and execute repair and/or maintenance of equipment.
  • Maintain the required parts inventory, tools inventory and maintenance logs as required by management.
  • Communicate directly with Production Department to coordinate maintenance and repair work.
  • Monitor all equipment to verify safe and efficient operating conditions.
  • Organize and maintain a clean, organized shop.
  • Help develop and implement the plant preventative maintenance program.
  • Know and understand city, county, state and federal regulations relating to maintenance and plant equipment; works in a manner to ensure that these regulations are met.
  • Participates in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Housekeeping duties to include sweeping, cleaning and sanitizing both work areas throughout the plant and maintenance shop area, as necessary.
  • Report any food safety issue observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Works with contractors and assists with new installations and other projects, as necessary.
  • Complete and comply with the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS), Daily Routine List (DRL), HACCP procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Compliance.
  • Maintain a food-safe sanitary environment at all times.
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty (eg. Labeling of containers, Inventory Control, PM programs).
  • Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.
  • Available for overtime work on a scheduled or call-in basis, as necessary.
  • Provide back-up support for other roles, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability necessary to perform this job successfully:

  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with industrial dryers, hammer mills, extruders, and bucket elevators preferred.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of boilers, PLC programming, and electrical systems.
  • Three to five (3-5) years’ industrial maintenance experience.


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