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Maintenance Technician

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Joplin, MO - Joplin, TNRed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our exciting new pet food business at our Joplin, MO facility. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.

As part of our overall total compensation package, Red Collar Pet Foods offers a competitive benefits package to all associates which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, and 401k match. Associates are also immediately eligible (based on hire date) up to three weeks of vacation, Paid Holidays per year, Sick Pay, Maternity & Parental Leave and annual/quarterly bonus earning potential, plus many other ancillary benefits not listed here.

Purpose of Role

The Maintenance Technician maintains equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, implements continuous improvement and supports new system installations, production strategies and plant reliability.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair and perform preventative/predictive maintenance on production equipment, building and utilities and all associated equipment
  • Must observe proper Lockout/Tag out and all safety procedures as required
  • Respond to any immediate associate safety issues per work order system
  • Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and /or self. (Unplanned, planned, changeovers etc.)
  • Prioritize and manage work assigned to ensure immediate response to emergencies, diagnose faults quickly and make immediate repairs
  • Be a lead in technical troubleshooting the process, mechanical and electrical (power and interlock) issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules
  • Train operators/technicians on operational set-up issues
  • Maintain functional knowledge of all equipment in packaging department
  • Ensure all work-orders are complete and accurate, including planned and unplanned assignments
  • Maintain and improve electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels
  • Follow regular checks and follow preventative maintenance schedules, assessing condition and ensuring compliance with prescribed schedules
  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality and food safety in their work area
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Key Functional Skills/Knowledge
    • Operate forklift equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities
    • Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant
    • Understand maintenance principles and develop self and department work practices to promote a proactive environment
    • Understand and utilize drawings, diagrams and equipment manufactures instructions
    • Troubleshoot electrical controls, motor circuits, single and three phase electrical systems
    • Team player
    • Action oriented
    • Problem solving abilities
    • Strong communication skills
    • Continuous self-development
    • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
    • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
    • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
    • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals
    • Knowledge of local, federal, and industry regulations with regards to: Food Safety (GMP, HACCP), Food Quality (Product and Process)
    • Q&FS testing practices and procedures, QMP polices and SPC
    • Forklift assignments require OSHA certification and getting on and off frequently

      Qualifications

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Be 18 years of age or older
      • Knowledge in Forklift operation
      • Several years' experience in Facility maintenance preferred
      • Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities
      • Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair. Basic ability to operate machine tools
      • Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (AC/DC, single/polyphase, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic
      • Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures
      • Proficient in basic mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic
      • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision
      • High school diploma or equivalent and good basic math, reading and writing skills
      • Basic knowledge of personal computers with good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills
      • Good communication skills, to access relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition and status, which would include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hampers achieving the production schedule goals.
      • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
      • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language
      • Successful completion of a substance screening and background check

        Preferred Quali?cations:
        • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines
        • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline
        • Experience with CMMS
        • Working Knowledge of food safety, GMP, GHOP, HACCP, SPC
        • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email
        • Knowledge of inventory control principles
        • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification
        • Experience with JD Edwards

          Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request PI120245352

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Joplin , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Joplin, Missouri

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