TX San Antonio
Job Posting Title:
1114 - Maintenance Tech I
- Performs highly diversified duties to install and maintain production equipment and the plant facility's equipment including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting, repair of packaging and production machines, etc.
- Diagnoses and troubleshoots basic problems to component level, replaces and repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments as needed
- Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of assigned production equipment during production and performs PM's according to schedule and during gaps or downtime
- Assist with production startups and change overs, as needed
- Performs a full range of basic machinist duties and responsibilities
- Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
- Reads and interprets electrical schematics, blueprints, drawings and wiring diagrams
- Works as a team and independently on basic maintenance repairs, and assists with projects including new equipment installs and rebuilds
- Participant on Process Improvement Teams (PITs) as assigned
- Basic working knowledge with cutting torch, grinder, drill press, a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment
- Complies with Company and OSHA Safety and Health rules and maintain a clean and orderly work area
- Completes required paperwork accurately and thoroughly
- Accesses computer to look up part numbers and parts; also completed administrative duties through CMMS system
- Assist contractors as needed
- Assist with mentoring and training new hires and less experienced Mechanics/Technicians, and helps others including but not limited to Plant Leads, Supervisors, Machine Operators, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned
SAFETY AND QUALITY:
- Understands equipment hazards to prevent injury to self and others - understands company policies on safety and follow procedures - GMP's, (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Lock-out Tag-out
- Reports any food safety problems or potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Supervisor
- Is able to safely lift items up to 50lbs - motors, parts - asks for help when lifting heavier items
- Recommends changes to improve safety standards
- Is certified to use the motorized Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Lock-out Tag-out - ensures safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment
- Maintains proper housekeeping and safety standards
- May be assigned to work in extremely cold or hot conditions
- Works in various environments including, but not limited to, production, buildings, and grounds.
- Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
- Other conditions include dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes from cleaning chemicals
- Main activities will be walking, lifting, standing, sitting, bending, pulling, pushing, reaching and climbing. Some crawling, kneeling and reaching overhead work will also be required
- May occasionally be required to work in cramped or confined spaces
- May occasionally be required to work in high places - where fall protection is required.
- These positions have no supervisory responsibilities
- Works closely with Plant Leads and Supervisors, Machine Operators, Fabricators and less experienced Mechanics
- Mechanical - basic understanding of equipment operations - troubleshoots and modifies as needed, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical power transfers, including but not limited to, gearboxes, brakes, clutches, bearings, sprockets, gears, pulleys, pumps, chains, and shafts, etc. - identifies parts for repair or replacement or modification - performs thorough PM's on all equipment - performs daily operational checks of equipment, and constantly monitors efficiency and downtime - helps production with the setup of the equipment. This includes, but
- Electrical - understands basic electrical theory (24 volt DC up to 480 AC) and is able to troubleshoot motors, drives, contactors, relays, solenoids, power supplies, valves, photo eyes, sensors, wiring - is able to read electrical schematics and identify components and functions as they apply to specific manufacturing parameters
- Rigging - understands weight capacities and lift extensions to be able to lift, move and insert heavy pieces of machinery - able to operate fork lifts, scissor lift, sky lift, etc.
- Fabrication - basic working knowledge and ability to fabricate parts from metal and plastic for equipment - welds, cuts with saw, torch or plasma cutter - full working knowledge and experience of welding and fabricating tools and equipment (hand and power)
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens to other's ideas/issues; responds well to questions. Effectively presents information in writing, one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees
- Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of the team above his/her own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team's performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products
- Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values
- Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time
- Flexibility and Adaptability - Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; filling in on other positions to help out when needed
- Language skills - Should be able to read and write the necessary documents and procedures in English. In addition, should be able to communicate clearly in English any work direction, instructions or feedback. Ability to speak Spanish is not required but is helpful
- Decision-making - Able to handle problems and think through to solutions. Knows when to act independently and when to involve the Supervisor and/or ask for help
- Mathematical Skills - Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED); completion of apprenticeship or some college/technical school courses highly desired; AA degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus
- Prefer one to three years of manufacturing experience with a basic working knowledge in the following areas: hydraulic, pneumatic; mechanical, electrical and industrial skills.
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, E-mail, and simple database applications
- Willingness to work weekends and overtime when required
- Able to lift up to 50 lbs
- Able to read, write and speak English - bilingual Spanish a plus
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