Nutrition Operations
Mechanic / Maintenance

General Purpose and Scope of Position

The maintenance technician will be responsible for the day-to-day repair and maintenance of facility equipment.They will also be expected to be an integral member of the safety program and workplace leader in the aspect of safety and operations.The maintenance technician will be responsible for preventative maintenance, ongoing machinery management, and some training on basic operational and maintenance functions to ensure efficient operations.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Mechanical aptitude and a desire to learn maintenance engineering
  • Provides accurate timelines for on-time completion of projects
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • Possesses strong process implementation, time management and leadership skills
  • Ability to create and lead a cultural focus on safety
  • Ability to efficiently diagnose, disassemble, repair, or replace machinery and maintenance projects
  • Ability to follow company policy regarding worker safety and housekeeping standards
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to climb ladders with no known fear of heights
  • Preferred: experience and skills in many facets of industrial operations, including welding, electrical, bearings, chains, shafts, belts, electric motors, etc.

Key Personal Attributes

  • A hands-on approach to problem-solving machinery maintenance
  • An individual with a high level of integrity, who will represent the company well
  • Process focused and results driven individual who is passionate about solving problems
  • High energy, positive and enthusiastic individual who will enhance a positive attitude in the work environment

Education and Experience

  • 2-4 years experience in facility maintenance
  • Experience in feed or aquaculture operations is a plus

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

  • Lead by example. This is a hands-on role
  • Work with existing maintenance personnel to coordinate major equipment repair, oversee preventative maintenance programs, follow monthly preventive maintenance schedule, monitor parts inventory levels, and maintain written machinery maintenance SOPs
  • Responsible for and abide by all aspects of plant and employee safety as outlined in the Wilbur-Ellis Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System
  • Follow all safety, regulatory, and administrative policies and procedures
  • Meet and complete all WECO regulatory safety requirements
  • Ensure equipment passes employee safety inspections, food safety inspections, quality control inspections and meets OSHA standards
  • Ensure safe operation of company equipment
  • Present a professional image to our internal and external customers through personal appearance and overall location cleanliness
  • Being the first point of contact with management when equipment goes down
  • Make accurate measurements to align and fit machine parts together
  • Operate tools and equipment, such as grinders, welders, cutting torch, etc. to modify machine parts for use in equipment
  • Test equipment to make sure it is working properly
  • Take machinery apart for replacement or repair and then adjust, oil, fix and replace machinery parts
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment and adjust as necessary
  • Preferred: working understanding of the principals of extrusion, pelleting, particle size reduction and dry bulk material handling
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by management

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, and more); Pension Plan and 401k match up to 3%
  • Drug-Free Workplace

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