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Maintenance Technician

  2022-08-06     Dairy Farmers of America     Ventura,CA  

Maintenance Technician



Ensures that all equipment is operating effective and efficiently, must have excellent proficiency in PM's, over-hauls, modification, fabrication, and welding, medium electrical repair. Must have the ability to adjust devices and control instrumentation, able to read electrical and mechanical blue prints. Working knowledge of machine shop equipment, excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills. In addition, all technicians are expected to work on any assignment-determined necessary by the Maintenance Manager or management to ensure team success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensures safe operations through adherence to Environmental, Health, and Safety programs and procedures.
Strict adherence to housekeeping, cleans work areas upon completing a project and plant GMPs.
Provide maintenance support to all stations effectively and efficiently. Quick response to maintenance related issues, quickly resolve problems, and make necessary adjustments as needed to maintain safety, product integrity and production efficiencies.
Diagnose, install, and repair all plant systems.
Ensures operation of plant equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.
Responsible for the startup, operations, shutdown and basic maintenance to ensure operations of plant equipment.
Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments. Removes defective parts by dismantling equipment; using hand and power tools, cranes and hoists when necessary, and completing root cause analysis of parts.
Responsible for waste water compliance, quick response to pH warnings, reading of charts and logging/reporting inefficiencies. Responsible for all Utility readings.
Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, straightedges. Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Anticipates needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
Demonstrate a cooperative effort to train and assist operators and peers in all aspects of equipment maintenance and operation, problem identification, and problem solving skills.
Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance. Documents downtime concisely, document problems and what corrective actions were taken.
Interact with vendors and suppliers to ensure efficient repair, parts stocking, and maintenance of plant equipment and systems.
Aid in the development of maintenance projects, assemble the bill of materials, and work with management on upgrades and modifications for plant enhancement.
Participate in task meetings; suggest changes in work tasks and use of equipment to increase efficiencies.
Function as an engaged team member and contribute to the site's continuous improvement efforts
Follow all DFA GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.

REM-04 WS-04


Shift start: 2:00PM or 10:00PM
Shift length: 8 hours
This is a position for 2nd or 3rd shift - must be open to working either of the following shifts: Swing (2nd) 2pm-10:30pm Night (3rd) 10pm-6:30am

  • Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 30 days
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

Three to five years of skilled experience in mechanical maintenance and repair work. Other combinations of experience, with prior experience in a food or bottling manufacturing environment, a plusTechnical understanding. Use graphic instructions, blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids. Observe or monitor objects such as mechanical devices to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards. Understand and follow written and oral instructions in the English language.Knowledge of Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical maintenance and repair work, including lockout procedures and confined space entry procedures. Deals with uncertainty, attention to detail, a sense of urgency, flexibility, able to perform with little supervision, job knowledge, and reliability, honest, able to communicate effectively.Understand and follow written and oral instructions in the English language

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