Maintenance Technician - Nights and Days - Mishawaka, IN << Back to Careers

Position Description (Responsibilities):

  • Analyze condition of, troubleshoot failures of, repair and perform preventive/predictive maintenance on production equipment (packaging and processing), building and utilities and all associated equipment.
  • Initiate, engineer, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and/or self for assign work (PM’s, Planned W/O’s, Shutdowns, etc.)
  • Work with the planner/scheduler to ensure scheduling process is optimized to minimize plant downtime and improve future planning efforts.
  • Institute and carry out incremental improvements in time saving, cost saving and safety in areas assign using the work order and planning scheduling process.
  • Train associates on safe maintenance and operation of equipment.
  • Assist Managers with constructing, commissioning, testing and starting up new processes, equipment or products.
  • Work with assigned personnel to ensure proper parts are correctly stored at the appropriate level.
  • Work on maintaining and improving electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.
  • Interact with other employees and contractors to improve systems and methods.
  • Use measurement tools to continue improving the operation of equipment in areas assigned.
  • Source new and improved equipment, parts, services and methods.
  • Patriciate in continuous improvement groups as appropriate.
  • Use outside services to bid certain jobs as instructed.
  • Manage small projects meeting timelines, scope and budget.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, PLC issues.
  • Other similar duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:

  • Broad overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities.
  • Good theoretical knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot low and high voltage- D.C., low and high voltage- single and polyphaser A.C. circuits and all related equipment both power and logic.
  • Ability to engineer small projects in all fields of maintenance.
  • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems and equipment and hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum systems.
  • Experience with Packaging equipment, such as: Theile bag hangers, scales, Columbia Robots, Roberts bag fillers etc.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC’s.
  • Basic ability to operate machine tools.
  • Basic skills in pipe fitting, plumbing, HVAC, boiler and utilities operation.
  • Knowledge in machine design and strengths of materials.
  • Knowledge and skills in safe rigging techniques.
  • Good operating skills of equipment such as fork trucks, personnel lift, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair.
  • Good knowledge of GMP’s and clean design methods.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work long hours (including 12 hour rotating shifts) under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, high and/or confined spaces and have full mobility with ability to climb ladders and stairs and do repetitive bending and twisting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to train other associates.




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