Job: Plant Maintenance Mechanic – Class A – Plant Maintenance
Troubleshoot and repair complex machinery including hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment. Install new equipment and repair existing equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Troubleshoot to determine cause(s) of operating errors and determining course of action. Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.
- Be proficient in cutting and welding, hydraulics, filter systems, pipe fitting/plumbing, operations of shop equipment, sheet metal fabrication and pneumatics, electrical wiring and motors.
- Maintain the machinery in Receiving, Picking Room, Evisceration, Debone and Cryovac or Tray Pack areas of the plant, with minimal supervision.
- Perform routine preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment to ensure smooth business and production operations.
- Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
- Work in all departments in the processing plant environment, which includes cold, damp conditions.
- Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
- Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and equipment.
- Install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Provide a means of notification/communication during non-working hours for emergencies. Respond to emergency call-ins within 30 minutes.
- Ensure shop and surrounding areas are kept clean by the removal of all debris in work areas, work benches and break rooms.
- Ensure a safe work environment by eliminating unsafe acts or conditions.
- Perform other comparable and related duties as assigned.
- Conduct fault analyses of hardwire relay logic, motor control circuits, motor power circuits, and common utility/lighting circuits.
- Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using appropriate tools and equipment.
- Overhaul machinery and equipment to include component replacements, alignments and calibration to specifications.
- Be familiar with instrumentation pneumatic, electronic and digital equipment.
- Install, test and maintain electrical equipment.
- Utilize drawings and blueprints to facilitate maintenance and repairs
- Preform installation of new control circuits modification of existing instrument/electrical systems as requested, to include design, load and implementation of new control logic.
- Shift defined as a weekend shift, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday if required.
- Post-secondary certification in related field plus seven years of experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools to precision instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices. Provide all hand tools needed to safely perform the job.
- Good problem solving skills.
- Ability to organize the tasks to be performed.
- Ability to work with or near blood.
- Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
- Must be self motivated and be able to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., climb ladders, bend, twist and work at heights.
Near acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less)
Exposure to fluorescent lights
Climate variation – Refrigerated Temperatures
Exposure to confined spaces