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The Coca-Cola Company Maintenance Technician (Third Shift) in Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Summary: The primary role of the Maintenance Tech - Mechanic is to provide competent and effective mechanic maintenance support to Plant operations. The ability to perform work safely, meet the needs of Operations, execute the maintenance program and comply with all safety codes is paramount. The Maintenance Technician must identify, troubleshoot and repair problems in mechanical systems that occur in production equipment and processes. He/she must be able to run tests, isolate problems, remove/replace failed components, determine failure modes by studying worn components and perform other tasks as necessary. He/she also performs preventive maintenance and upgrades to mechanical systems.

The Maintenance Technician- Mechanic is recognized as skilled and knowledgeable in mechanical systems and is sought out to support troubleshooting, development of process/system improvements, preventive and predictive maintenance development and contractor performance monitoring, when necessary, for new equipment or process systems. He/she is responsible for notifying management if a workplace becomes too hazardous because of some mechanical problem.

Please note that the schedule for this position is 5:45PM - 6:15AM working on a 3-2-2-3 shift rotation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical systems to include disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and calibration.

  • Analyzes test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment ( problems.

  • Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts parts, equipment, and machinery.

  • Disassembles machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.

  • Examines parts for defects such as breakage and excessive wear.

  • Observes and tests the operation ( of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters and other testing devices.

  • Reassembles equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.

  • Repairs and maintains the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.

  • Repairs and replaces broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment.

  • Studies blueprints and manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation and operation of machinery.

  • Cuts and welds metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, and assemble new equipment.

  • Demonstrates equipment functions and features to machine operators.

  • Records parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary.

  • Records repairs and maintenance performed.

  • Enters codes and instructions to program computer ( -controlled machinery.

  • Applies a wide variety of methods, procedures & techniques to lay out, install, align, repair, overhaul, & maintain various types of machines encompassing mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems & operation principles.

  • Utilizes safety and security practices and procedures following established rules and regulations and maintains a safe, clean, and secure work environment.

  • Communicates with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential mechanical hazards.

  • Executes the maintenance work schedule as provided by his/her supervisor. Proper execution of the work schedule will require strategic decisions to ensure the scheduled work will be completed within the period scheduled. This effort requires the Lead to be aware of CIP, sanitation and other periods of downtime.

  • Keeps the assigned Lead informed of all issues which may affect the operational capability of the area processes and equipment.

  • Seeks assistance from the Lead on the work priority when confusion or more tasks than manpower exists.

  • Examines jobs to be done and determine scope and best way to accomplish the work. Consult with requester, maintenance planner, and/or supervisor when necessary.

  • Obtains one-lines, drawings, instructional manuals and special procedures, as needed, from files or other sources. Make any additional sketches, diagrams, etc., necessary to clarify the intent of the work order.

  • Gains complete knowledge of plant's processes and packaging systems.

  • Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule and operational support. Ensures the shop is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion.

  • Protects the integrity and quality of product at all times.

  • Attends meetings and supports continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Suggests improvements to all maintenance processes, including planning scheduling, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, CMMS, storeroom operations, etc.

  • Maintains close contact with assigned maintenance crew, the production supervisor and equipment operators.

  • Keeps the maintenance supervisor and/or manager properly informed on all abnormal or critical situations and seeks advice on matters outside of their knowledge or authority.

  • Makes recommendations for system improvement.

  • Performs other tasks and special assignments as requested by management.

Measurement of Position Performance

The Maintenance Tech - Mechanic is measured in the performance of his/her duties and execution of assigned responsibilities by:

  • Ability to do the work of the Maintenance Tech - Mechanic position without more than normal supervision.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the operation, capabilities, and limitations of production equipment and processes. Knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical systems, etc.

  • Knowledge of related electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.

  • Knowledge of safety, environmental, and security regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.

  • Skill in troubleshooting mechanical issues.

  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools of the mechanical trade to include a variety of electronic, electrical, or electromechanical test and measurement equipment.

  • Ability to test, time, synchronize, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and install mechanical systems.

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of technical data, such as blueprints, diagrams, and technical orders relating to the mechanical trade.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record.

  • Has 3 years’ experience in this role or equivalent vocational and technical training.

  • Must supply own tools per the Maintenance required tool list.

  • Maintenance background, which includes hydraulics, controls, welding, electrical, machine tools and pneumatics

  • Able to read one-line diagrams, blueprints and schematics.

  • Must be certified on the training plan for this position within 60 working days of start date.

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures

  • Ability to hear machine operations sounds to detect defective parts, machine failures, and changes in speed and other routine running conditions

  • Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations

  • Must be able to work flexible shift schedules up to 12-hour shifts as determined by business need

  • Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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