The Maintenance Mechanic has responsibilities to maintain, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical and mechanical equipment in a food processing environment. This position requires proficiency in multiple skill clusters, such as electrical controls, fluid power, mechanical systems, welding, fabrication and manufacturing processes. This person will perform medium to high-level machine systems troubleshooting and repair, and provide technical support for all phases of the operation. This work will be of average to considerable difficulty in the accomplishment of a variety of mechanical maintenance actions.
• Receives work order/request, reviews to determine tool, equipment, time, man-power, parts and supplies requirements, and schedules its accomplishment.
• When responding to crisis calls will always arrive at the scene with basic tools and equipment necessary to perform work.
• Reads blueprints, schematics (including electrical), wiring diagrams, technical manuals, etc.
• Maintains various activity records and logs.
• Observes equipment or machinery while in operation to detect malfunctions.
• Disassembles mechanical equipment, identifies faulty/worn parts, replaces, reassembles and tests.
• Tests major subsystems or components to localize problem using specialized equipment.
• Fabricates replacement parts which may require welding, cutting, or sheet metal work.
• Performs preventive maintenance on various mechanical systems and equipment. Installs new equipment/appliances including running any electrical, water, gas, or drain lines required.
• Responsibilities include installing, trouble shooting, and maintaining, mechanical equipment, piping systems, electrical controls/components in accordance with manufacturer's specification, local regulations and Smithfield safety policies.
• Performs preventive and predictive maintenance schedules on mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors, compressors, exhaust fans, blowers and electrical controls.
• Working knowledge and skills in operating a variety of small hand tools and devices used in general mechanical maintenance operations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
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 to perform the essential functions.
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years' of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing environment; required.
• 3+ years' of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing environment; preferred.
• Associate's Degree from a technical maintenance or vocational school, a plus.
• Possess the ability to function effectively in a team environment and interact productively with all levels of team personnel and outside contractors.
• Ability to operate a forklift, genie lift or scissor lift.
• Can understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to read, write the following; work orders, instructions, daily reports and machine manuals.
• Ability to receive and relate orders/information using various communication devices.