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Maintenance Technician in Loves Park, IL at thfoods

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

shift:2nd Shift

Position Summary:   Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, pneumatic, electrical/electronically controlled production equipment, pumps motors, code daters and high speed packaging equipment. Performs preventative maintenance on equipment on a specified schedule. Records repair and preventative maintenance data into a computerized maintenance management system for future troubleshooting use.

Essential Duties and Requirements:                                                                                                          

  • Obtains maintenance work orders from maintenance planner.
  • Responds to maintenance machine repair calls when equipment is down.
  • Trouble shoots problems and repairs equipment as necessary
  • Monitors equipment throughout production run to ensure operation is within process parameters
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and performs necessary repairs as necessary
  • Communicates and works cooperatively with co-workers and operators to ensure that machinery issues are identified and corrected                         
  • Performs daily housekeeping chores
  • Works safely and performs daily safety checks on all equipment
  • Works on assigned machinery rebuild projects as necessary                                 
  • Enters maintenance and preventative maintenance records in a computerized maintenance      management system (CMMS)
  • Performs building maintenance projects as assigned
  • Responsible for recognizing and reporting food safety and employee safety issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Roll Specific Competencies:

  • Job Knowledge
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Productivity
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Self Development


Job Requirements


Works individually and in teams with little supervision.   Accuracy and attention to detail are critical as mistakes can cause significant lost productivity, loss of raw materials, downtime or food safety or employee safety issues. The close proximity to processing equipment produces a loud work environment. Maintenance Technicians must communicate effectively with all operators and supervisors to obtain critical information and work within established procedures and guidelines for safe and efficient operations. Maintenance Technicians are exposed to heavy machinery, heat, humidity and strenuous work. The work is rather fast-paced and involves a considerable amount of climbing, lifting and reaching. This position requires weekend work with a flex schedule and work in excess of eight hours per day as business priorities dictate.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job may direct co-worker’s daily activities but has no direct responsibility.


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.


Education and/or Experience

Prior manufacturing maintenance experience is required. Preferably in a food or pharmaceutical industry.


Language Skills

Ability to read, verify and confirm all work orders, technical manuals, blueprints and instructions in a timely manner.


Mathematical Skills

Must be able to perform basic math calculations and measurements.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to follow technical manuals. Ability to recognize problems and determine a course of action such as making authorized corrections or knowing when to seek assistance from a supervisor or equipment.


Physical Ability

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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is frequently required to crawl under tight spaces to reach problem area.


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.

The area is somewhat dusty.

The floor area can be slippery at times.

The work area is oily.

The work area has higher heat and humidity than normal due oven and dryer repairs