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Plant Maintenance Mechanic I

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Billings
Posted on: May 10, 2024

Job Description:

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 Differential)
Sunday
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8pm-630am Monday -
8pm-630am Wednesday - 8pm-630am Thursday
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8pm-630am
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.
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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
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Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
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Performing preventative maintenance (i.e. conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data)
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Line manufacturing support systems (ozone generation, line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery, PH house)
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Complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality standards
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Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties
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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
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Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
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Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
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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.
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Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.
Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
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Perform other duties as assigned.
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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.
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1 year minimum experience with one or more technical experiences:
Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer controlled equipment, PLC and HVAC
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1 year minimum experience on a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control and packaging equipment.
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Professional experience with ammonia refrigeration systems preferred. *
Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems
and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time
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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.
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Must be able to work in a wet environment with moderate to high noise volume.
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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 Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Billings , Plant Maintenance Mechanic I, Professions , Billings, Montana

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