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Maintenance Technician

Company: Refresco
Location: Wharton
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Maintenance Technician

FULL-TIME

$26/hr

Responsible for the scheduled, unscheduled and preventative maintenance and repair of a wide variety of beverage manufacturing and packaging equipment requiring a strong mechanical skills base to include: hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, conveyor systems and PLC usage.

- Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
- Clean, lubricate, and adjust parts, equipment, and machinery.
- Disassemble machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
- Examine parts for defects such as breakage and excessive wear.
- Observe and test the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters and other testing devices.
- Operate newly repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
- Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
- Repair and maintain the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
- Repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment.
- Study blueprints and manufacturers' manuals to determine the correct installation and operation of machinery.
- Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, and assemble new equipment.
- Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
- Record parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary.
- Record repairs and maintenance performed.
- Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
- Sometimes repairs or modifications are performed when blueprints and manufactures specifications are unavailable or incomplete.
- Applies a wide variety of methods, procedures & techniques to layout, 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.
- Communicate with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential mechanical hazards.
- Execute 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.
- Keep the assigned Lead informed of all issues which may affect the operational capability of the area processes and equipment.
- Seek assistance from the Lead on the work priority when confusion or more tasks than manpower exists.
- Examine jobs to be done and determine scope and best way to accomplish the work. Consult with requester, maintenance planner, and/or supervisor when necessary.
- Obtain 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.
- Ensure the safety needs are given a top priority in operations support and work execution. Some examples are Arc Flash/Shock Hazard safety, confined space entry, LOTO, hazardous materials, hand tool safe use, etc.
- Have complete knowledge of plant's processes and packaging systems.
- Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule and operational support. Ensure the shop is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion.
- Protect the integrity and quality of product at all times.
- Attend meetings and supports continuous improvement initiatives.
- Recommend equipment to be included in preventive maintenance programs.
- Suggest improvements to all maintenance processes, including planning scheduling, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, CMMS, storeroom operations, etc.
- Promote the conservation of energy.
- Maintain close contact with assigned maintenance crew, the production supervisor and equipment operators.
- Keep 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.
- Make recommendations for system improvement.
- Recommend additions to storeroom stock.

REM-04 WS-04
Schedule

Shift start: Based on route
Shift length: 10 hours
Mon - Friday, weekends required


Benefits
  • Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 90 days
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan

Qualifications
  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Must be at least 18+ years old
6 months of manufacturing experience preferred in the operation of high-speed production machinery and monitoring of product quality. Must supply own tools per the Maintenance required tool list Experience with hydraulics, controls, welding, electrical, PLC’s, machine tools and pneumatics Working knowledge of hand and power tools Able to read one-line diagrams, blueprints and schematics. Basic computer skills

About Refresco

We are the world’s largest independent bottler for retailers and A-brands in Europe and North America. We combine production of retailer brands and contract manufacturing for branded beverage companies on an effective multiuser production platform that benefits from scale advantages and additional services. Our production platform covers over 60 manufacturing sites in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico providing customers with close proximity and reliable service across geographies. Our global supply chain expertise and local innovation capabilities offer an almost unlimited variety of soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages, manufactured to individual customer specifications and requirements.

Keywords: Refresco, Paterson , Maintenance Technician, Other , Wharton, New Jersey

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