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Plant Maintenance Technician II

Manufacturing

 

Location: Birmingham 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Various Shifts 

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you'll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:

Repairs and maintains machinery, mechanical and electrical equipment and systems in both the packaging and refinery departments. Utilizing skill set, maintain optimal operating condition of equipment using company approved food safety practices and policies. Train the Maintenance Mechanic Tech I (Production) to increase skill level in the department. Decrease equipment downtime utilizing training and skills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses mechanical skills including but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of equipment in accordance with established GMP and safety procedures
  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service. Calls for back up and coordinates repairs with other mechanics
  • Installs, repairs, overhauls, modifies and maintains electrical and mechanical systems, equipment, and machinery
  • Performs required routine preventative maintenance and repair activities when not working on breakdowns
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electrical, electronic, and mechanical components throughout the facility  
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
  • 5-10 years of experience working with and troubleshooting PLCs, AC/DC electrical troubleshooting on food packaging/processing equipment and production/processing machine repair

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Trained on safety related programs necessary to perform the position, including LOTO and confined space entry
  • Advanced understanding of mechanical applications and principles including part identification
  • Strong work ethic related to attendance and performance of duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exists
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form, including technical instructions in mathematical form and blueprints
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical concepts and operating safety including demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades

 

Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.

 

Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.

 

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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