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Maintenance Mechanic A

Responsible for supporting production by safely maintaining Ready Pac equipment to produce the highest quality fresh cut produce at the lowest possible
cost. In performing the above function, GMP practices, environmental and regulatory requirements are to be satisfied.
Position Requirements
Safety:
Must be knowledgeable in equipment safety requirements as they apply to equipment moving and installation.
Must be knowledgeable in Welding safety practices and Hot-work Permit requirements.
Must be knowledgeable in forklift and scissors lift safety.
Must have working knowledge in 480-volt electrical safety practices.
Must be able to safely operate shop equipment such as grinders, cut-off saws, power tools, ladders etc.
Must have working knowledge of basic protective equipment requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel.
Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.
Must be knowledgeable of safe lifting techniques.
Must have working knowledge of OSHA, FDA and GMP requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities at a food processing facility.
Must have working knowledge of basic Protective Equipment Requirements as they apply to maintenance personnel.
Must be knowledgeable in equipment Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements. Must not by-pass Safety Devices under any circumstance!
Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers.
Must be knowledgeable of safe lifting techniques, and expected to ask for help if item to move is too heavy.
Must use Slip-resistant footwear due to nature of environment: Wet floors, cold and probably some icing/debris.
Must use/wear/follow PPE, and GMP compliance as needed, including but not limited to: Hair/Bear net, Boots, Clean Smock, Waterproof Rubber Gloves, Plastic sleeves, Cut resistant gloves, eye & hearing protection, face shield, PPE to handle Chemicals when applicable, etc.
Must be aware of potential hazards as: Paper/knife cuts, Slip/falls due to wet floors, Pinch Points/Contusions, Chemical exposure (chlorine), Back/Arms/Legs sprains.
Mechanical
Must be able to rebuilt gearboxes, power drives, and centrifugal pumps and replace mechanical shaft seals.
Must be able to install production equipment on elevated platforms.
Must be able to weld Stainless Steel. Weld quality to be acceptable for food grade applications.
Must be knowledgeable in liquid pumping principles and able to read pump flow curves.
Must be able to repair/rebuilt pneumatic hoists.
Must be able to time automated equipment drives using vendors manuals and specifications.
Must be knowledgeable in the operating principles of hydraulic systems and able to troubleshoot and repair their mechanical components.
Must be knowledgeable in the operating principles of pneumatic waste system and able to troubleshoot and repair mechanical components.
Must be knowledgeable in mechanical drive fundamentals, i.e. chain drive sprocket and gearbox ratios etc.
Must be able to read piping diagrams and identify the function of various components for air and water distribution systems.
Must be able to replace Slicer/cutter/dicer blade assemblies and perform the necessary adjustments.
Must be able to replace automated equipment mechanical components.
Must be proficient in the use of standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers etc.
Must be proficient in the use of simple power tools such as drills, grinders, cut-off saws, impact wrenches, etc.
Must be knowledgeable in cleaning and degreasing techniques.
Must be knowledgeable in basic plumbing repairs & installation
Electrical
Must be knowledgeable in programming Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's).
Must be able to read electrical diagrams and identify individual components.
Must be able to run electrical conduit and be knowledgeable of code requirements.
Must be able to troubleshoot power distribution systems.
Must have working knowledge of electrical testing equipment such as multimeter, megger, etc.
Must be able to program simple production equipment such as metal detectors, spin dryers, etc.
Must be able to troubleshoot systems up to 480 volts with complicated electrical controls and wire 3 phase motors.
Miscellaneous
Able to read/write in English and communicate in Spanish.
Able to work flexible hours and overtime as required by workload.
Able to function in a team environment where continuous improvement is expected through communication and cooperation.
Must be willing and able to contribute to and implement department programs, procedures and systems as needed.
Must be able to qualify for forklift, and scissors lift drivers license.
Effort
Sustained physical effort required, entailing the use of ladders and catwalks to reach, troubleshoot and maintain production and facilities equipment. Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
Working Conditions
Typical maintenance working conditions. Will frequently enter various refrigerated areas of the plant to perform maintenance activities. Frequently stay in the refrigerated areas may be for extended periods of time.
FOOD SAFETY / QUALITY, FOOD SECURITY
Enforces and adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices and complies with Regulatory Requirements and SQF System.
Supports Foreign Object Prevention Program
Ensures compliance to product specifications
Reports food safety / quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
Reports concerns / issues pertaining to food security to leadership staff

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