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Maintenance Technician

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Location: Edenton, NC, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 122

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Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic B

Reports To: Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Repairs and maintains mechanical and hydraulic components of production machines and equipment such as metal fabricating machine tools, material handling system, and automated lubrication systems.  Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment.  Sets up and operates variety of machine tools and fits and assembles parts to fabricate or repair machine tools and maintain industrial machines by performing the following duties.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.  Assembles and test operates machine to verify correction of malfunction.   Assists Mechanical Engineer to modify sketches or computer-generated designs of machine components such as hydraulic system and drive mechanism.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.  Dismantles machine or equipment to examine parts for defect or to remove defective part.  Dismantles machines and equipment to gain access to problem area.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.  Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.  Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems.  Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Locates damaged air and hydraulic pipes on machine, and measures, cuts, threads, and installs new pipe.  Lubricates and cleans parts.
  • Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment.  Measures, marks, and scribes’ dimensions and reference points on metal stock surfaces.  Modifies computer-controlled motion of robot.
  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.  Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Realigns and adjusts components such as spindles and clutches.  Removes and replaces worn or defective parts of drive mechanism or hydraulic system.  Repairs broken parts.
  • Repairs electrical equipment.  Repairs or replaces defective parts.  Replaces defective part with new part or repairs or



  • reproduces part from various kinds of metal stock.
  • Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.  Sets up and operates metalworking tools such as lathe, drill press, or grinder, to make or repair parts.  Starts devices to test their performance.  Starts machines and equipment to test operation following repair.
  • Studies blueprints, sketches, machine parts or specifications to determine type and dimensions of metal stock required.
  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.



QUALIFICATIONS perform this job successfully; an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.






PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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 is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme cold; and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, explosives, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Quality Impact Statement:


All jobs must be performed in a safe and orderly manner in accordance with our Company Safety Program, GMP Rules, and HACCP Program.  Disregard for food safety, quality, sanitation and employee safety, including personal protective equipment, is not acceptable. If you notice any condition, practice or method of working which looks unsafe, unsanitary, or which could affect product quality or safety, being especially watchful for the safety of visitors or new employees, report it immediately to your supervisor.



All associates are directly responsible for the Quality of Olam Edible Nuts products.  Each employee must perform their job function in accordance to Olam’s HACCP Program, GMP rules, Sanitation Program and Company Safety program.  If you notice any condition, practice or work method which looks unsanitary, unsafe, or could affect product quality it is your responsibility to bring it to the attention of your supervisor.  By signing this document, you are acknowledging your actions have an impact on Quality and you accept the responsibility.