The Maintenance Mechanic conducts repairs to the physical plant and plant equipment, conducts preventative maintenance and project work and ensures continuous operation of mechanical and electrical systems on mobile and fixed manufacturing equipment.
Challenges and Responsibilities:
Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic components, conveyor systems, and production machines. Follow diagrams, sketches, manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications. Troubleshoot malfunctions.
Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring and testing instruments
Install new machinery and/or equipment by installing utilities to and between machines and equipment using hand and power tools and test equipment
Repair electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixture and determining faulty wiring. Additionally handle inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery
Repair and replace faulty electrical components by using testing equipment and hand tools to install relays, switches, motors, printed circuit boards, and position-sensing devices
Troubleshoot and maintain equipment including but not limited to:
High-speed horizontal and vertical carton machines
Moguls and related equipment such as pumps, conveyors, printers, tapers etc.
Rebuild machinery as wear and tear occurs
Perform routine preventative maintenance per established preventative maintenance program
Fabricate and repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment
Maintain equipment, parts and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipate needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt
Understand and demonstrate the Company's core values and operating principles
Adhere to all company policies and procedures, GMP and safety standards; ensure adherence with AIB, SQF and other relevant standards
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience
3 plus years of proven experience working with high speed packaging equipment and related food production machinery.
Strong troubleshooting and repair skills.
Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, and pneumatics
Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods; ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to understand detailed written and/or oral instructions including basic mathematical skills
This position requires knowledge and awareness of manufacturing and industrial sites. Protective gear will be required where appropriate. Position requires ability to work overtime, varying start times and weekends dependent on business needs.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.