Maintenance Technician

Primary Purpose of the Position: This position is responsible for performing necessary repairs and project maintenance on systems including electrical, plumbing, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, cutting and welding, as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor, to keep the facility operating in a safe and efficient manner to meet customer needs..  This role will also troubleshoot and repair various production and packaging machines. 

Supervision: Directs the activities of, and is accountable for, the results produced by employees in the following positions.

Key Responsibilities: The following statements describe the key responsibilities to be performed by the position.  Key responsibilities are those the individual must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. 

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements on electric motors, pneumatic diverters, conveyor systems and production machines.
  • Follow all diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions by locating sources of problems, observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems with the equipment and using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Conduct daily examinations of equipment for assigned area(s) to identify signs of excessive wear, defects, and damage.  
  • Repair industrial equipment and machinery to ensure safe, efficient operations.
  • Record all maintenance and repair services performed using the Company’s work order software, which also includes keeping track of all materials and parts used during the repair process.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately to comply with HACCP, tracebility, FS, and quality requirements.
  • Maintain excellent position regarding GMPs.
  • Housekeeping responsibilities shall be maintained in all areas including repair job sites throughout the facility.
  • Adhere to the Lifeline Foods Code of Team Behavior. In that regard, this position will be expected to perform duties outside the key responsibilities
  • Responsible for Food Safety and quality. 

Minimum Requirements: The following is the requisite education and/or work experience for this position.

  • High School education or equivalent is preferred, or at least 3 years of experience using mechanical or other related skills (preferably in a milling and/or manufacturing environment); or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Basic math skills are required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures.
  • Basic hydraulics/pneumatics experience required.
  • Electrical experience (480/110/low voltage) experience is preferred.
  • Must have proficient working knowledge and safe use of hand tools and industrial shop tools.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal customers.
  • Technology proficient to include use of computers and two-way radio communications.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion. 
  • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English is required. 

Physical Qualifications: The physical demands described here a 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. 

  • Frequently required to walk and move about the facility.
  • Required to sit; use hands to finger; handle, feel/hold objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; speak; hear, taste and smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to safely work at heights over 20’, including manlifts, ladders, platforms, equipment tops and scaffolding.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and platforms, enter confined spaces and wear all safety equipment.
  • Must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time.

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 work environment is manufacturing.
  • Frequently exposed to airborne particles (dust) and/or toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to hot/cold and/or humid conditions.
  • Frequently works near machinery with moving parts.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes and risk of electrical shock and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.