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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Batavia
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products. Our products include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -- , Bison -- , Milk for Life -- , and Intense Milk -- brands.
Responsible for performing breakdown and preventative maintenance on production and supporting equipment. ** $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS**
Current Openings
Full Time - 2nd Shift
Essential Duties & Tasks
Carry out tasks issued by maintenance shift supervisor. Troubleshoot support system problems using basic problem solving skills. Perform preventative maintenance tasks on equipment assigned to you. Complete all standard work orders and preventative maintenance tasks assigned. Submit all completed paperwork. Record information in required logbooks for systems history and continuous improvement. Record any parts/components used for repairs to ensure replenishment of On-Hand balances are maintained, and properly dispose of used parts/components. Ensure quality standards set by the company are adhered to after PM's and/or repairs are made to equipment. Perform machine repairs based upon a maintenance call or an assignment in a timely fashion. Maintain cleanliness of the areas you are working in; properly dispose the parts/components you have replaced. Promote a safe and harmonious work environment with adherence to company policy, procedures, safety and health regulations. Maintain compliance with S.Q.F. Certification. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
Minimum of a GED or High School Diploma Must be a minimum of 18 years of age Technical training or electrical/mechanical technician degree, or verifiable comparable experience Food manufacturing background is a plus Must be able to operate forklifts and pallet jacks (electric/manual) Experience with programmable logic controller, instruments and controls is preferred Minimum of 2-3 years of experience within the mechanical field; working with boilers, ammonia refrigeration, air compressors, air handling units and HVAC is a plus
Area Specific
Must be able to work within varied temperature ranges; Must be able to work with numerous forms of energy such as electricity, steam, pneumatic, mechanical; Must be able to read, interpret and comprehend schematics and blueprints; Must be able top use Human Interface Machines and computers (stop and start-up); Must be able to lift up to and including 50lbs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Mechanical:
Knowledge of how your assigned equipment operates Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in mechanics. Experience with; plumbing, pumps, seals & gaskets, drive systems (gear, belt, and chain), bearings & bushings, fastener thread designations & properties of lubricants. Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in pneumatics. Experience with; basic understanding of how pneumatics work, knowledge of the function and type of control components. Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in hydraulics. Experience with; basic understanding of how hydraulics work, knowledge of the function and type of control components, read and understand basic hydraulic prints. Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in electrical. Experience with; understanding basic single phase wiring, correct use of a multimeter, AC & DC power, fuses and breakers, read and understand basic electrical prints, basic knowledge of three phase wiring, identify and change three phase motor rotation, proper motor and name plate reading, actuators & sensors, PLC
Other:
Knowledge of general computer functions such as Microsoft Office programs, spreadsheets, etc. Knowledge of basic safety regulations Skill in multi-tasking Skill in basic problem solving Skill with basic math procedures Skill in team-building Skill in interpersonal and communication Possess good mechanical aptitude to disassemble and assemble all types of equipment Ability to communicate with co-workers, management team members, and other individuals in a courteous and professional manner Ability to climb ladders, stairs or use a scissor lift to inspect and/or repair equipment. Ability to work in a fast paced environment Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously Ability to complete assigned tasks
Physical DimensionsJob-related physical abilities an individual needs to possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.
Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to stand to open files and operate office equipment or mechanical equipment; mobility between departments or physical locations, and attend meetings of coworkers and management Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to climb, stoop, or kneel to perform routine tasks within the scope of job Lifting up to 50 lbs./ Pulling/Pushing: Touching/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use office equipment or other equipment; along with handling material and equipment
Expectations
Ability to perform functions in a fast paced environment. Promote and lead by example a safety culture that drives safety as number one. Able to work in a varied temperature environment. Adheres to Company Policy and Procedures. Maintain a flexible work schedule to provide program continuity and visibility. Acts as a role model outside and within the Company. Performs duties as workload necessitates. Maintains a positive and respectful attitude. Meets departmental productivity standards. Provides guidance for coworkers as needed or as requested. Communicates regularly with supervisor about job-related issues. Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload. Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.
Pay: $27.95 per hour.
*The salary range indicated in this posting represents the minimum and maximum of the salary range for this position. Actual salary will vary depending on factors including, but not limited to, budget available, prior experience, knowledge, skill and education as they relate to the position's qualifications, in addition to internal equity. The posted salary range reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, wellness program, paid time away from work, and paid holidays.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Cheektowaga , Maintenance Mechanic, Professions , Batavia, New York

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