Multi- Craft Maintenance Technician

US-TX-Waco
ID
2017-3836
# of Openings
5
Category
Maintenance
Type
Direct Hire

Overview

Ability to troubleshoot various advanced pneumatic, hydraulic, ac/dc electrical (PLC and instrumentation) and mechanical systems at the component level on all process and packaging equipment with minimal guidance. As a Team, properly maintain and repair equipment in a fast paced, high production work environment, while prioritizing multiple mechanical, electrical and administrative tasks on a consistent basis.

Responsibilities

  • Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling equipment within close tolerances.
  • Perform routine electrical and mechanical problem-solving on process & packaging equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM's) on process & packaging equipment with minimal guidance.
  • Support Operations in equipment setup, changeover and training of operators in autonomous maintenance (AM) activities.
  • Document work orders (WO)/preventative maintenance (PM's) using computerized maintenance management system (SAP-PPM Plant Maintenance).
  • Effectively communicate with machine operators, peers, supervisors and all levels of management on a daily basis.
  • Provide enthusiastic support where needed and complete other duties as assigned by Team Leader.
  • Demonstrate engagement in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Theory and Concepts through participation in Pillar Teams, training fellow Mechanics/Operators in autonomous (AM) activities and conducting Breakdown Analysis.
  • Understand and adhere to Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO) procedures, confined space procedures and all other plant safety/good manufacturing practices (GMP) requirements related to supporting machinery uptime.
  • Possess essential personal tools needed to support mechanical ability.

Qualifications

Minimum: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Technical degree/trade certification or 4-6 years equivalent work experience required.

Preferred: 

  • Associate's degree in a technical discipline, preferably in Industrial Maintenance/Technology.
  • Successful completion of Mars Apprenticeship Program or Co-op.

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Minimum:

  • Possess a fundamental understanding of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to troubleshoot ac/dc electrical components including motor starters, switches and sensors found on all assigned equipment using basic test equipment such as multi-meters and amp probes.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic pneumatic and mechanical drive systems at the component level on all assigned equipment; i.e. sorting systems and palletizing robots.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to support production needs and to conduct multi-task work in a very fast paced work environment
  • Willingness to develop required technical skills in welding, basic machinist and fabrication/layout skill sets.

Preferred:

  • Possess an advanced understanding of ac/dc electrical (up to 480 volt 3 phase), hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner.
  • Technical/ Trade certification in: welding, advanced machinist skills, fabrication and blueprint interpretation.
  • Possess PLC/ Instrumentation troubleshooting skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent lifting/carrying (10-50 lbs.).
  • Frequent pushing/pulling (50-200 lbs.).
  • Frequent handling/gripping/bending/stooping.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights off a ladder or platform, climb stairs, leaning over equipment.
  • Ability to stand and / or work on feet for extended periods (minimum eight hours in one shift).

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