Plant Maintenance Technician

  • Prinova
  • Carol Stream, IL, USA
  • Jul 12, 2017
Full time Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Job Description


The Plant Maintenance Technician conducts, or oversees, all preventative maintenance and repair work of our physical plant and manufacturing assets at the 285/315 facilities; they also perform electrical and other mechanical modifications and installations to the facility

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures safe operation of machinery and mechanical equipment

  • Maximize productive uptime of equipment

  • Develops, coordinates, and executes preventative maintenance schedule to minimize downtime

  • Minimize repair waiting time by keeping adequate spares

  • Resolves most issues in house; especially electrical changes

  • Effectively coordinates external resources

  • Manage maintenance expenses to budget

Principle Duties:

The person in this position will perform the following tasks:

  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Completes preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.

  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.

  • Completes routine electrical repair, adjustment, and installation work

  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.

  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.

  • Controls downtime by informing Plant Manager and production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.

  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.

  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.

  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.

  • Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.

  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations such as GMPs

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Complete special projects relating to product development and quality control

  • Any other tasks as assigned by management

Standards and measures of performance:

The incumbent in this position will be considered to be at or exceeding expectations when:

  • 95% uptime of machinery as required for production

  • Preventative maintenance executed and documented to schedule

  • Repairs are completed on a timely basis

  • External resource spending is minimized

  • Manage maintenance expenses to budget

Skills and qualifications

High School degree or general education degree (GED) required

5 years industrial manufacturing maintenance experience, preferably in food industry

Equipment Maintenance, Technical Understanding, Basic Safety

Electrical maintenance and installation

Some HVAC, Boiler knowledge, Plumbing, Welding, Power Tools,

Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Supervision, Job Knowledge, Productivity,

Willing to work overtime, Multi job functions

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Computer knowledge

Safety Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under OSHA and to follow all rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Company to ensure that their actions do not impact the health and safety of themselves or others.

Company Description Prinova is the leading global supplier to the food and nutrition industries of high-quality, complete ingredient, flavor and blending solutions, complimented by superior market knowledge and exceptional customer service.