As a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for planned and scheduled maintenance repairs, and/or modification of the plant’s mechanical and electrical systems. The Maintenance Technician is involved in fabrication, application, installation, and repair of mechanical and electromechanical equipment. The technician is responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to line repairs, parts replacement, completing work orders, participation in PM’s, cleaning, and lubricating equipment according to pre-set standards, performing teardowns and set-up of equipment and performing emergency troubleshooting and repairs when needed.
To succeed, you must be able to:
- Perform duties and deliver results in new situations while adhering to safety and food safety policies without compromising the team’s values.
- Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
- Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
- Deal with and drive change.
- Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
- Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.
Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.
- Scheduled Equipment Repair & Inspection - Ensure scheduled equipment repairs and inspections are done correctly, safely, and in a timely matter. Provide accurate and timely communication to the asset owners and maintenance supervision after repairs and/or inspections are complete or when new defects are identified. Ensure accurate documentation is recorded on Work Orders.
- Continuous Improvement - Working on plant improvement projects including 5S projects, safety and other forms of technical training. Maintaining and developing maintenance procedures and systems.
- Emergency Repair & Support– Provide emergency troubleshooting, repair and support in a safe manner as needed. This may involve utilizing outside resources, calling for technical support, etc. This can be during day shift or in a call-in or after-hours situation.
Essential skills and experience:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- At least 4 years of mechanical experience and/or electrical experience.
- Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in mechanical systems.
- Has demonstrated the ability to work within a diverse group, communicate effectively, motivate others, foster teamwork, and exhibit self-control and awareness.
- Experience with OSHA, food safety rules, and regulations.
- Able to troubleshoot mechanical systems by working with operations and/or utilizing outside resources.
- Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, schematics, and other reference materials.
- Able to understand the operating context of site assets and how they impact production.
- Strong mechanical aptitude.
- Ability to prioritize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks.
- Proficient in English both written and verbally.
- Proficient in computer tools including email and spreadsheets.
Good to have:
- Associates Degree in a technical field, either a mechanical or electrical discipline.
- Experience with electrical installations and wiring practices.
- Experience in repairing and troubleshooting sensing and control devices.
- Working knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies (vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasonics, motor testing, etc.).
- Experience with precision maintenance techniques (sheave alignment, belt tensioning, fastener torque, balancing, etc.).
- Demonstrates an effective ability to teach/coach others.
- Experience working in a team environment.
- Experience with plant floor automation, office Ethernet, DeviceNet, and Controlnet wiring preferred but not required.
- Understanding of plant electrical systems.
- Understanding of electrical safety regulation, NFPA 70E, and NEC regulation.
- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, and shares expertise with others.
Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation):
- Willing and able to work in a plant environment that at times, may be dusty, include temperature extremes, involve climbing, heavy lifting, and other forms of physical exertion.
- Willing and able to work with wheat products, dust, i.e. no wheat /gluten sensitivity, intolerance and/or allergies.
- This role provides the opportunity to network internally and externally within the industry, our customers, and vendors. This provides development to grow in the Maintenance and Reliability field.
- Must help support the asset health and reliability within the plant.
- Must help support the maintenance and reliability process.
Ardent Mills is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.
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Our hiring process
While the experience of applying for a job at Ardent Mills may vary from mill to mill and from role to role, it almost always involves following the same basic process outlined below:
Our talent acquisition team will review your resume to check you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for. Everyone who applies for a job at Ardent Mills receives a response from us, so we will email you to let you know the outcome whether you have been successful or not.
A member of our talent acquisition team may speak to you on the phone to find out more about you and determine whether you are potentially a good fit for the role.
If the hiring team thinks you could be the person they are looking for, you are likely to be invited to an interview.
As the successful applicant, you will be made a verbal offer followed by a written one. Once you have accepted our offer, you will need to go through a background check and potential other pre-employment contingencies, which can take up to 10 business days.