Plant Maintenance Mechanic I
Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Posted on: February 7, 2024
Meadow Gold is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America
(DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500
family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the
wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved
ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including
cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more,
under well-known and established regional brands.
Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace,
and we're passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy
to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners.
At Meadow Gold, we create healthy and nutritious products and are
proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy. By joining
DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We
care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and
we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes
an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our
communities - come join us!
Compensation: $27.25 - 29.25/hr + .30--/hr (PM Shift
8pm-630am Monday -
8pm-630am Wednesday - 8pm-630am Thursday
The Plant Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the care and
maintenance of all property and production assets in a safe,
sanitary and efficient condition. The Maintenance Mechanic is
responsible for staying up to date on new products, equipment,
technology and techniques.
Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by
completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on
production, packaging, processing equipment, and utility systems
(to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling,
electrical, power, gas, or air required for operations). *
Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations
Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, electrical
schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required
maintenance and service
Performing preventative maintenance (i.e. conducting computerized
preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and
Line manufacturing support systems (ozone generation, line/lube
delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery, PH house)
Complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality
Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material
handling equipment in performing duties
Maintain communication with other departments, management and
employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may
restrict the efficiency of production. *
Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate
format, and completed with required information. Ensure all
required information is documented in accordance with SOP's. *
Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low
supply levels to Supervisor
Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying
opportunities to improve processes.
Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area. *
Follow all required work safe practices. This would include
lockout-tagout requirements and wearing of all required PPE in
designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling,
fall restraints, etc.
Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food
quality related to designated area.
Report any food safety and food quality related issues to
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED preferred; Formal
Engineering/Maintenance Training desired *
2 years minimum experience in a maintenance role within a
manufacturing facility, preferably food and beverage industry.
1 year minimum experience with one or more technical
Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer controlled
equipment, PLC and HVAC
1 year minimum experience on a variety of equipment including
lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay
control, process control and packaging equipment.
Professional experience with ammonia refrigeration systems
Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems
and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent
component failures or equipment down time
Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually
the entire shift.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to work in a wet environment with moderate to high
Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends
and holidays. *
Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
An Equal Opportunity EmployerEqual Opportunity Employer
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