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Maintenance Technician 1

Location: Deming, NM, United States

Job Function: Operations

Req Number: 564

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Description

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 to delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and the 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 natural, delicious and nutritious product portfolio. 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.
 
Position Responsibilities
  • Care and maintenance of 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 Maximo for parts and machines.
  • Complies with all safety rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have 5 years’ experience in the mechanical field.
  • Have experience using the Internet, and spreadsheets, and MRP preferred.
  • Certificates pertaining to the job such as: Certified Welding Certificate, Journeyman Machinist Certificate, Boiler Training Certificate & Better Processing School preferred.
  • Understanding of Production processing and Quality Control Measurements.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; and write simple correspondence. 
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Work 12-hour variable work schedule with overtime potential, 6-days per week, and working most Sundays.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and comply with all safety policies and requirements.
  • The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for staying up to date on new products, equipment, technology, and techniques. 
 
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