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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: GEORGIA NUT COMPANY
Location: Skokie
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW Georgia Nut Company (GNC) is a food manufacturing company that combines classic recipes with state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide consumers with both everyday confections they love and innovative snacks that continue to drive our industry. Founded in 1945, GNC has been a family owned business for over four generations, bringing forth new ideas and driving the entrepreneurial spirit of the company into the future. Our mission is to create a pleasurable eating experience for our customers by offering high quality confections and snacks while offering an unrelenting commitment to excellence. ROLE SUMMARY The Maintenance Mechanic will safely install, maintain, repair, move, replace, modify, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, adjust, calibrate and perform preventive maintenance on industrial food equipment and devices used in production, office, and utility areas. The role will also provide support as needed to various departments including production, quality and safety. The Maintenance Mechanic will be a team player, serve as a mentor, and help train production operators when needed. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES -- Report food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action. -- Troubleshoot, repair, adjust, and replace equipment and components involving mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, relay logic systems. -- Perform preventative maintenance on equipment. -- Responsible for communicating equipment breakdown status to shift dispatcher. -- Move equipment and machinery using standard methods of lifting, rigging, hoisting, blocking, skidding and rolling. -- Perform work in a safe, clean, thorough, and professional manner. -- Assesses situations, develop solutions, and budget time to satisfy work requests. -- Researches and comprise parts list necessary to satisfy work requests. -- Must adhere to all company and department policies and procedures. -- Completes assigned work in an acceptable and productive timeframe. -- Accurately document information on work orders, such as, time to perform task, parts used etc. -- Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals to assist in troubleshooting and identifying parts needed for repairs. -- Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with co-workers including manufacturing associates, other support department associates and management. -- All other duties as assigned by Manager. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Must wear proper personal protective equipment including uniform, face mask, hair net, latex gloves, bump cap, earplugs, and safety shoes* Will be standing on concrete, bending, stooping, twisting, and turning for an extended period of time* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds* Required to work weekends during peak season and/or overtime when neededJob Requirements:KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS-- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required-- Possess a 2-year technical degree in a maintenance field or minimum of 5 years of experience in a maintenance field. Two of the five years must be in a food processing or manufacturing environment.-- Ability to use simple math and read/follow instructions-- Ability to take measurements and troubleshoot problems without supervision-- Ability to read electrical schematics and diagrams-- Ability to understand and troubleshoot mechanical equipment and machinery-- Strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external personnel (suppliers)-- Basic knowledge of bearings, bushings, gear boxes, fixed / variable power transmissions systems, pump seals, clutches, brakes, manual / automatic control valves, motors, couplings, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, variable frequency drives, transducers, solenoids, relays, motor starters, switches (flow, Photo, proximity, level, pressure, etc.), encoders, tachometers, AC and DC drive controls, pipe, tubing, pipe fittings, circuit boards, programmable logic controllers, transmitters, machining, welding and fabrication etc.-- Ability to set up and operate shop equipment and portable power tools

Keywords: GEORGIA NUT COMPANY, Skokie , Maintenance Mechanic, Professions , Skokie, Illinois

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