Maintenance Technician For Fast Growing Food Company

Job Description

Job Description:

At the Fresh Factory, we've built a platform to accelerate the growth of emerging food and beverage brands. We are vertically integrated from the farm to the shelf and offer services above and beyond traditional manufacturing, becoming a trusted growth partner for leading brands. Our industry-leading benefits package shows our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees. Fresh Factory contributes generously to the cost of medical, dental, and vision insurance for our employees and their family members.

Role:

The Fresh Factory is looking for a maintenance technician. The maintenance technician position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair & maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive, and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of business goals and objectives. This role will report to the Head of Maintenance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility's equipment.
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to: mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting, and repair of production machines.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service; fill out appropriate logs and paperwork.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Keep work areas, machines, and equipment clean and organized.
  • Perform predictive and preventative maintenance duties and generate work requests to repair defective equipment.
  • Communicate closely with Team Leads and other team members on the status of work progress.
  • Process troubleshooting for all manufacturing teams as necessary to complete their tasks and to minimize downtime and maintain quality.
  • Work with process and project engineers as necessary to install new equipment and modify existing equipment.
  • Work safely, and lead by example ensuring all GMP and technical processes are followed by all.  All related paperwork, supplies, and documentation is completed daily.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all team members and visitors.
  • Maintain high quality and cleanliness standards in accordance with company food safety and sanitation standards.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.
  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience; strong mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and industrial skills with some PLC experience.
  • Previous experience working in a food-safe processing facility (preferred).
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Strong people skills/communication.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to learn and apply policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, prioritize tasks, and handle conflict in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work with multiple departments including engineering, operations, safety, and quality assurance.
  • Scissor lift certification (preferred).
  • Must speak, read and write English. Spanish +

Physical requirements:

  • Move/Lift up to 75lbs.
  • Stands most of the day.
  • Bend/Stoop/Kneel/Crawl/Climb/Position one's self to work on machines.
  • Works in a cold room up to 50% of the time.
  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment.