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Maintenance Mechanic

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Location: Fernley, NV, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 342

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Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Fernley, NV                                                                        
Department: Maintenance
FLSA Status:
Schedule: Night Shift 6pm-6:30am (May - October), Day Shift 6am-4:30pm (6am-4:30pm)
Pay Range: $23.00 - $36.00 Depending on experience plus $2.00 per hour shift differential.
Number of Openings: 1

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 the Maintenance Manager, the Mechanic will conduct industrial equipment troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance service by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment. This role is responsible for on-shift equipment, facility maintenance, repair, on-the-spot troubleshooting support, will work to improve equipment efficiency and throughput by supporting improvement projects and performing preventative maintenance.   

The ideal candidate will perform periodic inspections, preventative maintenance, testing, and adjustments necessary to maintain the processing systems in peak operating condition. Perform all these duties while adhering to the safety principles and procedures required by ofi. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Troubleshoots machinery for scheduled production runs.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to: mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and basic electrical troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.
  • Performs equipment modifications on existing equipment, fabrication, and installation of new equipment.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Maintenance of conveyors, pumps, fans, and other process equipment.
  • Oxy-Acetylene and electric arc welding and cutting of carbon steel.
  • Comply with OSHA Safety and Health rules. Comply with GMPs and Food Safety rules.
  • Follows company policies and procedures.
  • This position is not limited to those duties in the job description. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of the organization.

Position Requirements

  • Prior experience in welding and fabrication preferred
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to utilize hand and power tools
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs. consistently throughout a shift.
  • Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and department Leads.
  • Ability to work all shifts and be available to work overtime as needed.
  • Understand and follow all Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety rules; comply with OSHA Safety and health regulations.
  • Follows and complies with all Company policies and procedures
  • Ability to work in a dusty, fast paced, and noisy production environment with minimal supervision.
  • Able to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Ability to take direction from the department leads and work in a team driven atmosphere.
  • Ability to wear and use all assigned personal protective equipment (hard hat, gloves, eye protection, ear plugs, steel toe footwear/nonslip, and welding/cutting protection etc.).

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.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Shift Differential Pay
  • Weekly Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bonus pay
  • 401(k) matching Retirement plan
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement

ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]

At ofi, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.