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Maintenance Technician-Food Industry

San Antonio, Texas
Job Type
4 Sep 2022

Scope/Purpose of the Position

The Maintenance technician is responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of the production equipment by using quick in-depth troubleshooting and preventive maintenance while maintaining the highest safety, quality, GMP standards.

Major Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Properly troubleshoot and repair all equipment installed in the production and packaging areas as well as dry and fresh room storage and freezer
  • Make all necessary machinery and equipment adjustments
  • Perform all tasks and duties necessary for efficient start-ups, daily operation, change-over, and shut-downs
  • Participate to the installation of new machinery
  • Perform preventative and repair equipment on production equipment, heating and cooling systems, ingredients handling systems and plumbing systems; also, office and plant facilities
  • Start machines and equipment to test operation following repair
  • Record preventative maintenance tasks and work orders in timely manner
  • Complete work orders and respond to maintenance calls on the production floor in timely manner
  • Work with other departments on root cause analysis and continuous improvement initiatives to help drive efficiency and yield
  • Work directly with machine operators and production supervisors to resolve mechanical issues that arise during shifts/production
  • Identify additional preventative maintenance required on machinery as needed
  • Inventory spare parts and report usage; suggest re-order to maintenance manager
  • Maintain neat and orderly work area, properly maintain tools
  • Performing sanitary welding on equipment and food processing piping
  • High school diploma or equivalent required in Electrical and Mechanical technology or industrial maintenance
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Education and/or experience with industrial electricity, automation control and mechanical repairs
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in industrial/mechanical maintenance in a packaging manufacturing environment
  • Experience in food processing industry would be a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) to look up part location/availability on computer using maintenance software, knowledge in AutoCAD would be a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with production operators and other maintenance technicians to be able to explain mechanical processes and root causes
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Good problem-solving abilities and result-oriented
  • Ability to lead by example at all times (no safety violations, use proper PPE, show up to work on time..)
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures, and around machinery and chemicals

The Maintenance Supervisor is the backup for this position.


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  • Job Reference: 704228601-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: bakerly barn
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Primary Industry
  • Job Type: Permanent