Maintenance Mechanic
Kroger Manufacturing 13 reviews - Indianapolis, IN

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To effectively perform all duties in production in an efficient manner, while following all company policies and procedures. All jobs performed safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of SQR and our Customer First strategy. The purpose of this position is to be responsible for controlling the manufacturing line equipment to produce food products or baked goods including set up, operation or tending implements, appliances, and packaging equipment.

Essential Job Functions:

Must be able to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Studies specifications, determines setup procedures and selects machine dies and parts. Determines mixing sequences, based on knowledge of temperature effects and of the solubility of specific ingredients.

Sets up and operates equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products.

Fills processing or cooking containers, such as kettles, rotating cookers, pressure cookers, or vats, with ingredients, by opening valves, by starting pumps or injectors, or by hand. Loads machine hopper with mixed materials, using auger, or stuffs rolls of plastic dough into machine cylinders.

Starts machine and sets controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and synchronizes speed of extrusion. Selects nozzles, spacers, and wire guides, according to diameter and length of rod. Adjusts controls to draw or press metal into specified shape and diameter.

Manipulates products, by hand or using machines, in order to separate, spread, knead, spin, cast, cut, pull, or roll products. May examine, feel, and taste product samples during production in order to evaluate quality, color, texture, flavor, and bouquet, and document the results.

Follows recipes to produce food products of specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet, and/or color.

Observes and listens to equipment in order to detect possible malfunctions, such as leaks or plugging, and report malfunctions or undesirable tastes to supervisors. Operates switches and knobs to start, adjust, and regulate equipment.

Identifies the nature of any problems. Works to resolve problems and consistently improve productivity.

Complete "if down, do" lists as necessary.

Complete safety observations as assigned.

Complete other duties as assigned.

Maintains regular and predictable attendance as well as working overtime, as needed.

The employee will follow all SQF policies and requirement:

Will follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.

Will support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.

Will be accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.

In fulfilling our commitment, we always live by our Core Values:

Honesty. We insist on truthfulness with each other, with our customers, with our vendors and in our business records. We expect and value openness.

Integrity. We act in accordance with our values, even when it’s difficult.

Respect. We treat all with dignity and value the opinions and perspectives of others.

Diversity. We seek and embrace differences in the backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities of all associates, customers and vendors.

Safety. We protect our customers and each other from injury with a safe and secure workplace and shopping environment.

Inclusion. We encourage and expect collaboration, teamwork and the active involvement of all associates.

Some of the Behaviors needed to successfully perform this position are:

Leadership Behaviors:

Puts the Customer First - Anticipates customer needs, champions for the customer, acts with customers in mind, exceeds customers’ expectations, gains customers’ trust and respect.

Communicates effectively and candidly - Communicates clearly and directly, approachable, relates well to others, engages people and helps them understand change, provides and seeks feedback, articulates clearly, actively listens.

Achieves results through teamwork – Is open to diverse ideas, works inclusively and collaboratively, holds self and others accountable, involves others to accomplish individual and team goals.

Leads through positive influence – Demonstrates strong character; builds partnerships; models a conscious balance between work and personal life; takes personal responsibility for own development; role models leadership qualities such as motivation, inspiration, passion and trust.
Coaches and develops others - Develops and cares about associates, builds effective teams, helps people be their best, values and manages diversity, provides candid and constructive feedback.

Leads change and innovation - Challenges the status quo, embraces technology, puts forward creative ideas, champions and implements process improvements, gathers the ideas of others, demonstrates good judgment about which ideas will work.

Executes with excellence - Is action oriented, drives for results, sets clear expectations and milestones, reviews progress, acts decisively, solves problems, can be counted on to consistently meet or exceed goals.

Provides clear and strategic direction - Plans and organizes well, sets a clear and simple course of action, stays focused on the most important priorities, has the ability to visualize and plan for the future, understands the industry and marketplace.

Safety Awareness -Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards.

Job Specific Skills:

Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking and documenting processes and tasks.

Time Management (Reliability) - Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Contributing to Team Success - Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Job Specific Skills:

Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking and documenting processes and tasks.

Time Management (Reliability) - Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Contributing to Team Success - Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

Requirements

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years of age.

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Knowledge of production and processing inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, use, benefits, repair, and maintenance.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

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The Kroger Co. is a retailer in the United States. The Company also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its...