Maintenance Team Leader - Boiler & Refrigeration at Pasco, WA

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About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we’ve produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description

SUMMARY: Supervises the operation, repair, overhaul and general maintenance of all refrigeration equipment and facilities, boilers, air compressors, fry oil heating equipment, plant water supply system, cold storage equipment and facilities, plant air conditioning and ventilating system, process water treatment equipment and system, and the raw product cooling system in order to assure the uninterrupted processing and efficient storage of quality potato products within budgeted costs.  Manage the Process Safety Management (PSM) Program for the facility, which includes maintaining all documentation, providing periodic training, and continuously working to improve the process.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.

Assures the efficient, day-to-day operation of all designated equipment by supervising all maintenance and repair activities.  Requires the ability to work flexible days and hours as needed.

Assures the continuing operation of all designated departmental equipment by the development and management of an effective preventative maintenance program.

Assures a capable work force by developing and supervising an efficient and effective employee training program.

Assures an adequate inventory of equipment parts by monitoring and ordering the required materials.

Contributes to the modernization of departmental equipment and layout by recommending equipment design and layout, by assisting the Engineering Manager in planning and developing equipment changes, and by the supervision of the installation of new equipment.

Assist with capital projects for the steam, air, and refrigeration systems for the plant to ensure installation is done at the highest level of quality and within budget.

Participate in continuous improvement process as a member of the leadership team.  This includes taking an active role in Continuous Improvement initiatives, safety programs, employee training, root cause failure analysis, PM Optimization and upgrading personal skill level.

Assures a favorable labor climate by consistent and fair supervision and application of the labor agreement.

Assures a safe work place for all employees by developing and supervising the safe work habits of subordinates, by maintaining equipment for safe operation, and by observing and following the OSHA and WISHA safety regulations.



Assures a sanitary work place by developing and supervising the sanitary work habits of subordinates.

Assures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as Lamb Weston policies and procedures.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages one (1) subordinate who leads a total of five (5) Mechanics, five (5) Refrigeration Operators.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizational policies and guidelines.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Seven (7) to ten (10) years experience in the operation and maintenance of boilers and refrigeration equipment.  Three (3) to five (5) years supervisory experience.  Two (2) to three (3) years college or technical level education.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Mechanical ability and knowledge. Ability to think and make decisions quickly and effectively.  Desire to constantly improve quality or products and verbal communication skills.  Must be willing to accept change.  Knowledge of products' specifications, first aid and safety, and people handling skills.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive.  Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
  • Family-Friendly Employee events
  • Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law

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