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Maintenance Technician

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 117

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Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Location: Tolleson, AZ                                                            
Department: Maintenance
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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

Position Summary

Reporting to Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician l will repair and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines/equipment. The ideal candidate will have prior general knowledge of food manufacturing equipment and can follow both verbal and written instructions.

Job Summary: A Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of electromechanical systems and equipment. They play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient operation of machinery and systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Care and maintain all equipment and production assets in a safe, sanitary, and efficient condition.
  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on production, packaging, processing equipment, and utility systems (to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling, electrical, power, gas, or air required for operations).
  • Be readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required.
  • Observes/inspects mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Safely dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts (LOTO).
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Lubricates and cleans parts.
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts with proper training and experience.
  • Initiate/completes work orders through CMMS for parts and machines.
  • Complies with all safety rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Equipment Maintenance and Repair:

    • Inspect, troubleshoot, and diagnose issues with electromechanical equipment.
    • Perform routine maintenance to ensure equipment operates efficiently.
    • Repair or replace faulty components, such as motors, sensors, switches, and wiring.
Installation and Calibration:
    • Install new electromechanical equipment and systems.
    • Calibrate equipment to meet specified performance criteria.
    • Ensure proper alignment and integration of mechanical and electrical components.
Testing and Evaluation:
    • Conduct tests to evaluate the performance and functionality of equipment.
    • Use various tools and instruments for measurement and analysis.
    • Document test results and make necessary adjustments.
Documentation and reporting:

  • Experience using SAP maintenance systems preferred.
    • Maintain detailed records of maintenance and repair activities.
    • Create reports on equipment status, maintenance history, and recommendations for improvements.
    • Provide feedback to engineering teams for design enhancements.
Safety Compliance:
    • Ensure all equipment and systems meet safety standards and regulations.
    • Follow safety protocols and promote a safe working environment.
    • Work closely with engineers, other technicians, and production staff to resolve technical issues.
    • Participate in project teams for equipment upgrades and modifications.
    • Identify and troubleshoot complex technical problems in electromechanical systems.
    • Implement effective solutions to minimize downtime.
Training and Support:
    • Train and mentor junior technicians or operators on equipment operation and basic maintenance tasks.
    • Provide technical support to production personnel.


  • Associate degree or vocational training in electromechanical technology, electrical engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical principles.
  • Proficiency in using diagnostic tools and instruments.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic PLC troubleshooting skills is preferred.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and practices.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical schematics and drawings.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn about new technologies and equipment.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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