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This position is a Maintenance Technician in an egg production and processing facility. The purpose of this position is to complete minor to major equipment repairs during non-production and production times of the day.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect, operate and test machinery and equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Dismantle machines, equipment or devices to access and remove defective parts to conduct repairs
  • Maintain food processing equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment, such as; inspecting motors, bearings, belts, fluid levels and replacing filters
  • Perform general maintenance tasks to include; plumbing, electrical wiring, installation of new equipment and parts
  • Document all maintenance performed including preventative maintenance
  • Identify any required parts needed and notify supervisor
  • Ensure facility supervisors are notified when maintenance or repairs are to be undertaken in any food handling area
  • Remove all tools and debris from any maintenance activity once it has been completed. Notify appropriate personnel of completion so appropriate hygiene and sanitation can be performed before commencement of facility operations.
  • Fabrication and welding as needed for plant repairs and upgrades
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment.
  • Uses various test equipment, such as voltmeter and clamp-on amp meter for troubleshooting and calibration. Also uses pneumatic controls and devices for building and troubleshooting equipment.
  • Repairs electrical equipment. Maintains and repairs electronic, Frequency drives/inverters.
  • Performs cost justification of equipment and process changes.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
  • Completes scheduled/unscheduled work orders and thoroughly documents work performed for tracking in Preventive Maintenance programs.
  • Operates and maintains boiler. Maintains records for boiler and monitors chemical usage.
  • Operates and maintains ammonia/glycol refrigeration. Maintains records.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of high school diploma
  • Maintenance certification or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification
  • Previous experience in maintenance is required. Experience in Food Manufacturing or Processing very desirable
  • Safety programs and processes, such as Confined Space, LOTO, Hazcom, Hot Work, Electrical Safety, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Strong ability to work alone or with little supervision
  • Ability to determine causes of operating errors and be able to resolve them
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Strong knowledge in Pneumatics, and Power Transmission are required
  • Knowledge of, electrical troubleshooting, computers, and fork lifts
  • Knowledge in electrical and electronics including frequency drives and inverters, generators, computers and PM Software desired

Physical Demands

Stand and walk constantly; grip, grasp, push, pull, reach, bend, stoop, lift up to 10 pounds frequently; sit, climb, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work Environment

Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and water, and chemicals. Temperature is regulated for operations standar s. Cooler temperatures occur in specific areas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Proper personal protective equipment will be required during certain working conditions. Employees are required to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) due to working in a food manufacturing environment (hairnets, clean clothes, etc.).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)