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Maintenance Technician

Summary/Objective

The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  2. Provide emergency/Unscheduled and Scheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  3. Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  4. Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines.
  5. Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  6. Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  7. Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  8. Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  9. Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  10. Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  11. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  12. Inspects and maintains all production equipment as necessary and as scheduled.
  13. Operates drills, saws, grinders, welding apparatus, presses and a variety of manual tools to repair and maintain production equipment.
  14. Monitors and maintains building and grounds functions such as plumbing, general electrical wiring, and painting.
  15. Test operates production machinery before and after repairs are made. Machinery including, but not limited to, mixers, saws, conveyors, box makers, sealers, fryers, freezers, Raytheon machine, fork-lifts, separators and baggers.
  16. Responsible for communication of progress of repair work, potential problems and general functioning to line supervisors and incoming maintenance shifts.
  17. Writes up and submits to proper personnel, requests for parts as necessary to facilitate repairs and maintenance.
  18. Records and maintains all relevant maintenance work completed and keeps a logbook of daily activities.
  19. Coordinates maintenance efforts with outside machinery technicians to facilitate expedient and proper repair.
  20. Makes equipment adjustments as requested by line supervisors to assist machine operators with accurate functioning of precision production equipment.

Competencies

  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Ethical Conduct.
  3. Communication Proficiency.
  4. Results Driven.
  5. Initiative.

Supervisory Responsibility


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See examples below.]

  1. High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
  2. 4+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience and HVAC.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. An AA degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance.
  2. Vacuum furnace and or boiler experience.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time

Production Scheduler/Buyer

Production Scheduler/Buyer

Summary/Objective: The Production Scheduler/Purchaser is responsible for scheduling the production of all products produced at the plant communicating material and working cross functionally.  This position monitors production needs, issues and progress. The role will be in constant communication with vendors purchasing various materials and negotiating cost.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Effectively utilizes systems and established processes to determine the master production schedule for the plant with consideration of forecast, inventories, material availability and other factors.
  • Schedules and organizes production runs and change overs according to food safety and allergen requirements, people scheduling needs and to maintain efficiencies.
  • Regularly monitors progress of production and reviews factors that affect schedules; making necessary modifications.
  • Communicates to operations and cross functionally; schedule, changes, materials orders and other needs to support the operation of the plant.
  • Works with finance, sales and R&D on trials, sales sample runs or other special projects.
  • Partners closely with procurement and quality teams to monitor and manage expiring ingredients and on hold items in an effective manner.
  • Contributes to written documentation of SOP and other critical processes.
  • Monitors inventories of materials and finished product; assists with the tempering process.
  • Adhere to all company policies and practices to help maintain a safe, food safe, efficient and respectful environment.
  • Collaboratively perform other duties as needed and directed to support the goals of the company.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in system-based scheduling in a food manufacturing environment;
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and/or certifications in related field preferred.
  • Experience with ERP systems; or demonstrated ability to quickly build expertise in similar systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple priorities
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbal/writing) effectively at all levels and with various stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite with solid proficiency in Excel;
  • Effective math skills; ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using units of weight and volume measurements
  • Knowledge of warehouse and inventory.
  • Positive attitude; cheer leader for our people, culture, company and brands

Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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