Maintenance Technicians

Direct Hire
Maintenance Technicians
  • There are 4 day shift and 4 night shift openings, 12 hour shift 6 am – 6 pm days and 6 pm – 6 am nights (Mon – Fri extra $1/hr for shift differential on night shift. If the tech works Saturday & Sunday they get an extra $3/hr, there is an extra $2/hr on the weekends for day shift techs. It's a 2-2-3 flexible schedule with 2 days on, 2 days off, and a 3 day rotating weekend with every other weekend off. Non union 24/7 operation, $20-$24/hr range DOE, would like to see 3-5 years experience, there are annual reviews with 30-60-90 day reviews, there's no guarantee that someone will get a bump up at the 30 or 60 day review but some techs have come in and knocked it out the park and gotten a raise within the 30 – 90 day review period. There is a $700 sign on bonus, and a $1000 yearly bonus that's split up each quarter, benefits (single Blue Cross HMO, employee pays less than $40 a week, 30 day waiting period for benefits, you get sick time prorated over the year, in 90 days you get pro-rated sick time (you get 40 hours a year), you get one week of vacation every 6 months so you get two weeks a year. In 5 years you get 3 weeks vacation. There is a 401k with 3% match, and half a percent up to 5%. There is currently a 15 person maintenance crew, there are 55 straw lines and there is a need for several more techs to man the lines, the culture is good there.

  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills
  • General maintenance skills
  • Knowledge of PLC’s a plus
  • Knowledge of setting up cameras a plus
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Electrical background a plus
  • Knowledge of heat- sealing process a plus
  • Proactive
  • Good attitude: ability to work well with others and be a team player
  • Good communication skills

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Routine machine and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Product changeovers as needed
  • General building maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Work on continuous improvement projects as needed
  • Notify lead of needed extended repairs and or spare parts
  • Completion of all pertinent maintenance paperwork
  • Be part of Corrective Action teams
  • Help out production team as needed
  • Quality auditing and understanding
  • Ability to perform quality testing as needed
  • Report any potential food safety, legality, quality of food defense concerns to the plant manager or quality personnel
  • Follow all documented Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Maintains product safety, legality, regulatory compliance and quality systems
  • Must follow all company policies and procedures
  • This is a Safety Sensitive Position (drug test may be required)

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Proficient at time management
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Good attitude
  • Willingness to ascertain new skills
  • Follows company policies and procedures

Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls: reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job the employee is/or may be exposed to high noise levels that require hearing protection.  Employee may also be required to wear safety glasses and/or safety gloves. 

Performance standards:

  • 30, 60, 90 day assessment
  • Annual performance appraisal

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and procedures while employed.

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