Industrial Maintenance Technician at Dallas-Fort Worth ( DFW), TX

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Under the supervision of the Facilities & Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for setting up, installing, repairing, and maintaining production/manufacturing equipment and machinery for a new start-up facility. Inspects equipment for proper functioning and performs preventative maintenance duties per manufacturer's specifications. Diagnosis equipment malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments as needed. Responsible for assuring all work performed meets Product Safety and Quality, Employee Safety, and Legality of Policies and Procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Follow specification of blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings; install, maintain and repair equipment, machinery, physical structures, and plumbing/electrical systems.

2. Inspect, measure, and test equipment while in operation visually (using electrical and electronic equipment) and auditory (listening for unusual sounds from machines or equipment) to detect malfunction, wear, misalignment, or other problems. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.

3. Discuss/diagnose machine problems with Maintenance Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Production Superintendent, Plant Manager, or other maintenance workers. Inform appropriate management personnel of equipment and parts needs.

4. Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts. Reassemble and test machines. 5. Clean and lubricate shaft, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.

6. Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers, wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

7. Layout, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.

8. Install, program, and repair automated machinery and equipment, such as robots or programmable controllers.

9. Set up and operate machine tools, such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine, to repair or fabricate machine parts

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Repair and maintain the physical structure of the establishment and perform preventative maintenance functions.

2. Assist production personnel in change-over and set-up procedures.

3. Attend safety classes/seminars as periodically scheduled.

Decision Making & Problem Solving: Responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing production equipment, including but not limited to industrial blenders, industrial mixers, automated packaging equipment, robotic equipment, pumps, valves, and pressure vessels.

▪ Good Manufacturing Practices: Interprets GMP and HACCP regulations into Company and productspecific practices.

▪ Production Support: Accountable for the efficient installation, maintenance, and repair of Electrical Controls and Mechanical machinery. Equipment includes but is not limited to Hydraulics Combo Dumpers, Meat Blenders, Grinders, Freezers, Scales, Labelers, Case Sealer, Baggers, Seasoning equipment, etc.

▪ Project Management: Engages in cross-functional activities and collaborates across boundaries to ensure successful project implementation. Gathers information to interpret needs, assess requirements, and take the initiative to identify sound solutions through the application of expertise andknowledge. Must have a very strong customer service orientation with a high sense of urgency.

▪ Quality System Compliance: Ensures the requirements of the Quality System, the Quality System Regulation (USDA, FDA), and other relevant standards are fulfilled.

▪ Safety: Enforces Company safety policies and procedures. Responsible for the safe operation and performance of Maintenance and Facility.

▪ Technical Documentation/Communication/Processes: Knowledge of preventive maintenance procedures / Total Productive Maintenance. Prior experience in Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

▪ Training & Development: Complete training and documentation thereof, in line with Company policies and procedures.

▪ Other Compliance: Works to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations issued by OSHA, EPA, Labor & Employment Law, and other federal, state, and local regulations, including Lock-out/Tag-out, confined spaces, and personal protection regulations.

Job Requirements (Education, Work Experience, Certifications, Skills)

• Education: High school or equivalent (Required), Technical Degree (Preferred), technical training, or equivalent years' experience acceptable in place of formal education. Must be computer literate with proficiency in using CMMS systems.

Work Experience: Minimum five (5) years of industrial maintenance experience in manufacturing (Food Preferred); strong in precision maintenance, electro-mechanical troubleshooting, and other industrial skills to include pneumatic and hydraulic system knowledge with; experience with mechanical systems (e.g., gear boxes, chains, sprockets, motors, seals, bearings), product manuals (e.g., reading and applying knowledge to make repairs), troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns (pinpointing and fixing breakdowns), and reading mechanical drawings (e.g., hydraulics, pneumatics); Experience with electrical systems to include low voltage control circuits, motor circuit controls, VFD s, PLC troubleshooting knowledge (Rockwell PLC/HMI knowledge), and electrical safety systems required.

Certifications: OSHA 40 (Preferred) Skills:

• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to reason, negotiate, instruct, persuade, or speak with others.

• Ability to pay close attention to detail.

• Strong interpersonal skills and judgment in communicating with staff.

• Receptive to management development suggestions and willing to seek additional knowledge to facilitate job growth.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Proven ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Ability to interpret HR regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.

• Ability to solve complex problems.

• Fully competent to a high degree in mechanical knowledge.

• Ability to troubleshoot electrical controls.

• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, as well as interpret pencil sketches and diagrams.

• Ability to read ladder logic and use it to troubleshoot systems.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

• May be required to work overtime, evenings, or weekends to complete work. May be required to work flexible shifts, including on-call.

• *Will perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements              

Stand / Walk:                                Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                                       

Climb / Balance:                           Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                                    

Stoop / Kneel / Crouch / Crawl:    Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                          

Pull / Push / Reach:                      Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                        

Finger / Grasp / Handle / Feel:     Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                            

Talk / Hear:                                   Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                                                                     

Taste /Smell:                                 Rarely (0-12%)                                                                                                                                                                                 

Lift up to 10 pounds:                     Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                                

Lift 10 to 25 pounds:                     Regularly (67-100%)                                                                                                                                          

Lift 25 to 50 pounds:                     Frequently (34-66%)                                                                                                          

Lift 50 to 100 pounds:                   Occasionally (12-33%)                                                                   

Vision Requirements:

Close vision,

Distance vision

Peripheral vision

Depth perception Ability to adjust focus

Ability to distinguish colors


The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by the employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Working Conditions: Normal Office, Manufacturing, and/or Distribution Center working conditions with the presence of disagreeable elements such as cold/hot environment.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, abilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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