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Maintenance Technician

Company: Prairie Farms
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

 
Job Description

 

 

Title:                                               Maintenance Technician

Classification/Job Grade:            Hourly ($24- $29)

Location:                                       Battle Creek, MI

Department:                                  Maintenance

Supervised by:                             Maintenance Supervisor

                                        

Job Summary:   

As Maintenance Technician you will work in cooperation with shift supervisors in the Battle Creek plant and nearby distribution center to ensure all equipment remains operational. 

This is a great opportunity to establish yourself in a secure company with a 75+ year history of success. We are proud to be comprised of more than 800 farm families throughout the Midwest. Since 1938, we have been producing high quality products for you and your family.

 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • Ability to perform mechanical work, valve replacement, conveyor bearing and chain replacement, motor/gearbox replacement, lubrication systems
  • Must possess the skills/knowledge of an Industrial Electrician to read and comprehend electrical schematics to install, troubleshoot, conduct preventative maintenance and perform repairs to facilities and production equipment to 480 Volts, 3-Phase
  • Ability to troubleshoot and re-wire high speed equipment such as AC/DC motors, VFDs, PLCs, PLC I/O modules and servo motors
  • Working knowledge of electrical controls systems, safety circuits, and automation components such as inductive proximity sensors, photo eye sensors, and mechanical limit switches
  • Ability to work off shifts and overtime as necessary
  • Must be able to work in varying temperatures and climates
  • Ability to work independently or with a team to repair and maintain equipment as needed in a fast paced environment during production
  • Practice safe working habits, ability to follow directions, and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with boiler systems and ammonia refrigeration a plus
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience in an industrial maintenance related field
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, belt systems, motors, pumps, and other industrial machine components
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of varying skills and backgrounds. 
  • Knowledge of safety policies and procedures is required (e.g. lock out / tag out, high voltage electrical)
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to use hand and power tools
  • Experience in the food industry, is a plus

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 may be frequently exposed moving mechanical parts and forklifts
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet / humid / cold conditions (non-weather)
  • The noise level in the work environment may be loud
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit
  • Ability to lift, push, pull product weighing up to 50 pounds out of confined spaces and occasionally having to lift product overhead
  • Ability to stand, kneel climb ladders and other physical requirements as needed

 

Prairie Farms, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. This job overview is not all inclusive.  In addition, reserves the right to amend this job overview at any time. 


Keywords: Prairie Farms, Battle Creek , Maintenance Technician, Other , Battle Creek, Michigan

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