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Dean Foods Plant Maintenance Mechanic I - 2021-18329 in Harvard, Illinois

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nDFA Dairy brands is excited to announce an opening for a Plant Maintenance Mechanic at our Harvard, IL location. We offer a competitive starting wage and great benefits. n

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nSchedule: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm n

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Job Description & Requirements

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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.

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+ 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).

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+ Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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+ 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.

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

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

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+ Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

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+ Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

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+ 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.

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+ Responsible for food safety, pre*requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.

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+ Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.

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+ Perform other duties as assigned.


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Job Requirements:

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+ High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

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+ Formal Engineering/Maintenance Training desired

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+ No experience required with certificate, 1 years minimum experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing facility, preferably food and beverage industry.

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+ 1 year minimum experience with one or more technical experiences: Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer controlled equipment, PLC and HVAC

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+ 1 year minimum experience on a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control and packaging equipment.

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+ Professional experience with ammonia refrigeration systems preferred.

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+ Ability to inspect equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment down time.

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+ Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.

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+ Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

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+ Must be able to work in a wet environment with moderate to high noise volume.

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+ Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.

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+ Be able to effectively work in a team environment.

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+ Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

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+ Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).




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