• Maintenance Mechanic

    Job Locations US-WI-Cudahy
    Posted Date 2 days ago(8/20/2019 4:58 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Plant Maintenance
  • Overview

    The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for performing duties to support and maintain production lines through the repair, maintenance and troubleshooting of machinery, equipment, building and facilities, requiring a broad knowledge of maintenance skills including mechanical repair, plumbing, welding, fabrication and electrical repair.


    The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for all or part of these areas: 

    • Preventative maintenance on all machines and equipment
    • Unscheduled maintenance on machines and equipment


    Equipment Maintenance

    • Ensures operation of machinery, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems equipment and components; following blueprints and schematics, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications.
    • Troubleshoots sources of maintenance problems.
    • Examines parts and removes defective parts by dismantling devices using hand and power tools, hoists, and cranes.
    • Inspects used parts using measuring instruments.
    • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
    • Inspects motors and belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, and performs other maintenance actions while following maintenance procedures.
    • Uses common tools including but not limited to: hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, precision measuring instruments, and electrical and electronic testing devices.


    Preventive Maintenance

    • Performs required testing; record results; and make necessary adjustments.
    • Completes daily and weekly safety checks on equipment and makes necessary repairs.
    • Records and analyze meter readings of gas, electric, water in logs and takes corrective actions.
    • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of location equipment.



    • Performs daily and weekly location and systems safety checks; and repair and report unsafe conditions immediately.
    • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.



    Maintenance Records

    • Utilizes preventive maintenance records on all equipment and systems.
    • Records equipment failure, problems, parts used and steps taken to make repairs.
    • Performs required testing. Record results in the logs.
    • Performs daily and weekly safety checks on equipment and make necessary repairs.
    • Records meter readings of gas, electric, and water in logs.

    Equipment File

    • Utilizes an accurate equipment file.
    • Utilizes a repair, parts, and equipment contact vendor list.
    • Utilizes a parts replacement file containing all systems components that are presently in use with all necessary data.


    Corporate Initiatives

    • Assists with developing location specific items to support the implementation of corporate initiatives. 

    Inventory Control

    • Assists with conserving maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
    • Monitors equipment, parts, and supplies.  


    General Duties

    • Anticipates maintenance issues and uses corrective measures to reduce or eliminate downtime.
    • Communicate with Management if there are any issues that may result in downtime for the operation.
    • Responds to emergency alarms.
    • Provides maintenance information to appropriate partners.
    • Assists other maintenance personnel with emergency repairs.
    • Executes assignments on an action list (including non-maintenance related items) prepared by the Maintenance Supervisor and approved by the Plant Manager.


    Personal Development

    • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.  
    • Perform all other Duties as assigned.



    • Hazards - Withstand exposure to mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards and possess the knowledge to handle any problems in these areas.
    • Mobility - Travel freely throughout the plant, office, and grounds of the location.
    • Attendance is an essential job function.
    • Temperature - Withstand temperature changes working indoors and outdoors.
    • Ability to manipulate, handle, and control objects or material by using fingers, hands or with simple helping instruments.
    • Repair/Install - Ability to repair or install equipment by doing the following:
      • Climbing ladders
      • Lifting and carrying
      • Bending over and/or reaching overhead
      • Crawling about on hands and knees
      • Pushing and pulling
      • Sitting, standing
      • Typing
      • Talking
      • Seeing


      • Equipment Maintenance Knowledge – Minimum of 2 years work experience repairing Industrial processing equipment in an industrial environment.
      • General Boiler knowledge preferred.
      • Ability to perform welding activities including MIG, TIG, ARC, cutting, and brazing preferred.
      • Basic Microsoft computer applications skills required.
      • Ability to read blueprints and schematics required.
      • Ability to read maintenance literature printed in English required.
      • HVAC experience preferred.



    • Prioritization - Prioritizes tasks properly to meet deadlines; manages time wisely to ensure maximal efficiency and productivity.
    • Problem Analysis - Recognizes the existence of problems; identifies the true nature of problems by assessing component parts; determines the underlying causes of problems and identifies information to gather to help solve them.
    • Critical Thinking - Uses reasoning to formulate general rules or principles and apply them to work; identifies flaws in logical reasoning; accurately detects underlying themes or patterns in data.

    Working Conditions/Environment

    Works in a manufacturing environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility. Must be able to move 75 pounds a distance of 25 feet or more at various frequencies and or intervals. Must be able to stand for an 8 – 10 hour shift (sometimes longer) with regular breaks while performing repetitive tasks. May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed. The employee may be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment, and handling of hazardous sanitation chemicals. The noise level is loud in the plant. Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.


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