Equipment/Facilities Maintenance Technician
Ferris Coffee & Nut Co. - Grand Rapids, MI

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Position Type: Full Time

The Equipment/Facilities Maintenance Technician position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Repairing, modifying, and enhancing manufacturing equipment (food industry specific) while complying with food safety standards
  • Installing manufacturing equipment and maximizing efficiency through various testing procedures
  • Monitoring equipment performance and providing proactive recommendations to the department supervisor
  • Performing routine maintenance on operating equipment, building structures/components and facility grounds
  • Ensuring facilities are compliant with food safety standards while achieving satisfactory scores on third party audits

Tasks involved to achieve primary responsibilities will include:

  • Welding and fabricating
  • Operating a lathe, mill, and drill-press along with other tooling equipment
  • Using ladders, scissor lifts and hi-los

Qualified applicants will possess the following:

  • 2-5 years of repair/maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting (food industry preferred)
  • Industry knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing standards
  • Capability to understand and operate intricate food manufacturing equipment ranging from coffee and nut roasters to packaging equipment
  • Ability to adapt to a constantly evolving industry
  • Personal interaction skills - the ability to interact well with employees
  • Organization skills - the ability to efficiently schedule daily activities and upkeep of facilities
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work well independently
  • Proven track record of reliability and responsibility

Other requirements:

  • Available to work evenings and weekends as needed