Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician
Reports To: Director of Maintenance
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Maintenance
Pay Rate: DOE

Job Summary: Set up, troubleshoot, install and repair equipment. Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment plant wide utilizing procedures and schedules. Examines machines for defects in operation, replaces defective components, makes necessary adjustments to ensure efficient operation and moves heavy machine parts with the aid of hoists, pallet jacks, forklifts or rollers.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The actual duties required of this position may vary. This list is not exhaustive of all duties that the position holder may be required to perform.

  • Provides emergency/unscheduled and scheduled repairs of production equipment throughout the day
  • Prepares and sets up machinery for scheduled production runs
  • Performs technical repairs including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment throughout the facility
  • Completes preventative maintenance service in all areas of the plant
  • Disassembles equipment and determines repairs required to make equipment operable
  • Rebuilds complicated machine tools and special purpose machines and plant equipment
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Operates forklifts, scissor lifts and battery operated pallet jacks
  • Performs facility maintenance on building, roof, plumbing and electrical
  • Performs other duties within the department as may be assigned

Competencies:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Attention to detail
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Responds immediately to requests for service or assistance
  • Adapts well to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Ability to manage frequent production schedule changes, delays, or unexpected events
  • Uses effective communications skills to inform management and work with associates in all departments
  • Reads, writes proficiently
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to observe and analyze production work processes and develop solutions to production issues
  • Knowledge of general work safety practices and personal protective equipment
  • Comply with GMP, Food Safety and OSHA regulations
  • Must have good eye-hand coordination
  • Must be proficient with use of hand tools, power tools and other maintenance and repair equipment
  • Capable of working long hours and flexible schedule

Education/Experience: High School Diploma preferred. Approximately 3 + years of related experience. Electrical A/C and D/C experience is preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: Maintenance-related certifications desirable (e.g. welding, fabrication, electrical, refrigeration, hazardous materials).

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Certain areas of the facility will be wet and have stairs. The temperature of the work environment is cold (about 45 degrees Fahrenheit). Ability to work around meat products with mold.

Physical Demands: 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.

The employee must frequently lift, carry and/or move up to 75 pounds or more. The employee is always required to stand/walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb, reach, bend/twist, kneel/squat and crawl. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly conducts repetitive motion.


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