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Maintenance Tech I - 3rd Shift

Location: Samson, AL, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 351

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Position Summary
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor, the Maintenance Tech is responsible for maintaining, cleaning and repairing equipment in the plant and buying point facilities and office areas. All levels responsible for maintaining proper paperwork and documentation.
Maintenance Technician I: The skilled entry level class in the Maintenance Technician series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and operations of Peanut Shelling Operations and Buying Points.
Position Responsibilities (based on Technician Level)
Perform a variety of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of plant and buying point facilities and equipment; prioritize, schedule, assign and coordinate the work of assigned staff to accomplish a wide variety of duties related to the plant.
Maintain tools and shop in a clean and sanitary condition for use within a shelling facility.
Assist in the purchase, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical wiring and fixtures. Perform troubleshooting to repair or replace fans and motors and perform repairs to motors, bells, clocks and lighting circuits.
Perform skilled maintenance and repair on mechanical and electrical equipment. Test and replace circuits, troubleshoot and correct defective switches, receptacles, ballasts and other wiring and perform routine mechanical and electrical maintenance.
Operate a variety of equipment and machines including saws, drill presses and various hand and power tools to perform repair and maintenance work. Maintain tools and equipment in a safe, clean and proper working condition.
Ensure compliance with appropriate safety practices and procedures and with applicable federal, State and local codes, regulations and requirements.
Maintain various records related to labor, materials and work orders.
Operate trucks to pick up and deliver equipment and supplies.
Understand ofi Peanut Shelling safety policies, work safely and report any safety hazards or unsafe conditions to the Plant Manager or Safety Coordinator.
Follow ofi Peanut Shelling Company Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) guidelines.
Follow all ofi Peanut Shelling Company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Preventive Control Rules, and Occupational Safety Rules.

  • Assist plant operations personnel in sanitary efforts to comply with the companys current Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) guidelines, Customer Specifications, and Preventive Control Rules.
  • Use only Food Grade grease in areas that may have exposure to food contact surfaces.
  • After any maintenance activity is performed, inspect equipment and surrounding area
to verify per manufacturers instructions, operations are safe to resume.
  • Assist plant personnel in determining any sources of contamination.
  • Ensure all Lock Out Tag Out, Confined Space, Working at Heights, Hot Work Permits and At-Risk activity policies are strictly followed. Ensure all required permits, work orders, and relevant, required documentation has been completed accurately.
  • Execute the preventive maintenance program and make suggestions as needed.
  • While performing these duties, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers to handle / feel or pull; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by Olam Peanut Shelling, even though the assignment may not have been specifically outlined previously in this job description.
Position Requirements:
  • Maintenance Technician I High School Diploma required. Technical college is preferred. One-year previous maintenance experience required. Candidates witha technicaldiploma will be considered in lieu of work experience
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