Maintenance Technician
Dean Foods

Cass City, Michigan

Posted in Manufacturing and Production


Job Info


Ensure that all equipment is operating effectively and efficiently. Must have excellent proficiency in preventative maintenance, over-hauls, modification, fabrication, welding, and mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repair. Must also have working knowledge of machine shop equipment and excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance and/or repairs of production and processing equipment as well as utility related equipment, following all safety procedures
  • Support the installation of new equipment
  • Assist the operators with training or troubleshooting to minimize equipment downtime
  • Ensure all repairs are documented
  • Foster teamwork consistent with our company and plant Mission, Vision, and Core Values
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures
  • Follow all DFA GMP's and works in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements
§ Maintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues

§ Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrived

§ Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgement

§ Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety, and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

§ Attend required training, including but not limited to, Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Must have two (2) years of formal mechanical / electrical education certificate or equivalent work experience doing maintenance type work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to perform electrical work (change pump motors, diagnose motor control problems, etc.)
  • Must know pneumatics, solenoid valves, and air cylinders
  • Must be able to use standard maintenance tools in a safe manner
  • Must have the ability to perform minor projects from planning to installation. (Typically, this includes non-sanitary piping, drain lines, vacuum lines)
  • Must have the ability to perform routine repairs in a safe and timely fashion (rebuilding product/water pumps, boiler maintenance, HVAC, VFD's, sanitary valves, piping leaks)
  • Must have the ability to perform routine preventative maintenance on a variety of equipment, identify any abnormal conditions, and maintain appropriate records
  • Must have the ability to perform basic welding for repair and fabrication (tig/stick)
  • Must have the ability to follow process control computer variables and schematics and diagnose system problems
  • Must have the ability to assist other mechanics on more complicated repairs in a safe and useful manner
  • Must have good interpersonal skills necessary to foster cooperation and effectively communicate with others
  • Must be able to successfully complete a written maintenance test conducted by Maintenance Manager
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DFA Physical Demands and Work Environment

Place an "X" in the appropriate response

Never

0% of shift

Occasional

1-33% of shift

Frequent

34-66% of shift

Constant

67-100% of shift

Physical Demands

Sit

X

Stand

X

Walk

X

Grasp, handle, twist or type

X

Reach (forward or overhead)

X

Climb (stairs or ladder)

X

Squatting, kneeling or bending

X

Push/pull

X

Crawling

X

Driving a vehicle

X

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 pounds

X

Up to 25 pounds

X

Up to 55 pounds

X

Up to 75 pounds

X

75-100 pounds

X

Work Environment

Toxic or noxious chemicals

X

Outdoor weather conditions

X

Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)

X

Refrigerated temps (non-weather) < 40°

X

Elevated heat (non-weather) > 95°

X

Loud noises > 80 decibels

X

Dust

X

Fumes

X

Ability to work around dairy/food products

X

Work in tight or narrow spaces

X

Working in, around & over lines/obstacles

X

Ability to work with limited supervision

X

Typical office environment

X

Typical manufacturing environment

X

Typical farm/livestock environment

X

Typical lab environment

X

Sensory Demands

(Check all that apply)

? Verbal Communication ? Touch ? Smell

? Hear ? Reading

? Taste ? Writing

Vision

(Check all that apply)

? Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

? Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

? Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish color)

? Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes

are fixed on a given point)

? Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)



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