Master Maintenance Technician at Dean Foods

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Job Title

Master Maintenance TechnicianLocation

Houston, TexasDescription


Demonstrate advanced or specialized skills in maintenance/mechanical activities to ensure that all equipment is operating effectively and efficiently. Perform general maintenance, preventative maintenance, over-hauls, modification, fabrication, welding, and/or mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair. Work with a limited degree of supervision and complete and/or provide guidance on complex problems and/or new assignments. Function as the go-to subject matter resource for colleagues with less experience.


· Perform maintenance and/or repairs (planned, unplanned, emergency) on production, processing, and packaging equipment as well as utility related equipment or systems, following all safety procedures

· Perform preventative maintenance; perform routine inspections of equipment for assessment of reliability and performance

· Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals, and work orders to perform required maintenance and service

· Support the installation of new equipment

· Assist operators with training or troubleshooting to minimize equipment downtime

· Complete work orders in a timely manner, while maintaining high quality standards

· 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 repairs are documented. Complete all paperwork clearly, legibly, and accurately with required information. Document all required information in accordance with standard operations procedures

· Stay up to date on new products, equipment, technology and techniques

· Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, identify opportunities to improve processes

· Anticipate parts requirements for the tasks, follow proper purchasing procedures, and acquire parts ahead of anticipated task performance

· Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues

· Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

· The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required



· High school diploma or equivalent

· Graduation from trade school or technical school preferred in areas such as electrical, programmable controls (PLC/HMI), mechanical, welding/fabrication, refrigeration, plumbing, etc.

· 4 to 6 years of maintenance, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer-controlled equipment, PLC, and HVAC or related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment

· Experience on a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control and packaging equipment

· Experience with ammonia refrigeration systems preferred

· Certification and/or License – may be required during course of employment


· Knowledge of charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams

· Able to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems, and take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time

· Able to use a variety of maintenance tools, hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in a safe manner

· Able to perform complex or complicated maintenance activities/repairs independently

· Able to complete projects from planning to installation

· Able to present options and ideas to current processes or procedures

· Able to adapt and manage to change effectively

· Able to work effectively in a team environment

· Able to diagnose and take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems

· Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

· Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

· Basic computer skills

· Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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