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Dairy Farmers of America Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Franklin, Massachusetts

Position : Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Location : Franklin, Massachusetts

Requisition ID: : 16593

Garelick Farms, Dairy Farmer of America, is excited to announce an opening for Maintenance Mechanic positions!

We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay with great growth opportunities!

$1,500.00 sign-on bonus

Additional shift details to be provided during interview process

Garelick Farms is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners. At Garelick Farms, we are proud to provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.

SCHEDULE: 1st Shift 6:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday to Saturday. One day off during the week and Sundays.

Job Description:

  • The Plant Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the care and maintenance of all property and production assets in a safe, sanitary, and efficient condition. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for staying up to date on new products, equipment, technology, and techniques.

  • 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).

  • Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations

  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service

  • Performing preventative maintenance (i.e. conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data)

  • Line manufacturing support systems (ozone generation, line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery, PH house)

  • Complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality standards

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible, and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.

  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tagout requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area. Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • 2–3 years field related experience

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings including drug, background and criminal checks

  • Minimum one year experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing facility, preferably food and beverage industry

  • Minimum one year experience with one or more technical experiences: Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer-controlled equipment, PLC and/or HVAC

  • Minimum one year experience with a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control and packaging equipment

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Must be able to handle basic hand tools

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift; occasionally required to climb or balance

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally

  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate to high noise volume

  • May experience some exposure to fumes airborne particles, chemicals or allergens

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holiday

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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