This position is accountable for performing preventive, routine, and emergency maintenance tasks on any equipment, as assigned, so that, through troubleshooting, followed by appropriate action, all work is completed efficiently and with quality workmanship.
This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, along with an Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance Worker and at least one other Mechanical Maintenance Worker. The incumbent must be proficient in a broad area and a skilled workman in the maintenance of all mechanical equipment in his area of responsibility. These skills are required to the degree necessary to troubleshoot and make any repairs needed to keep equipment operable and, in most cases, should be able to discover the basic causes of malfunctions. The following is a representative (not inclusive) listing of these job parameters:
Arc weld in any position and flame cutting with acetylene torch.
Read simple blueprints and obtain information from more complex prints.
Understand the mechanics of air and hydraulic systems including schematics.
Basic understanding of electrical circuitry; e.g. interlocks, indicators, limit switches, etc.
The use of a volt ohmmeter and the ability to change fuses of 480 v. and smaller.
Ability to plan work for himself and two men (approach to a specific maintenance job).
Plumbing (all skills except field layout).
Mechanical belt splices on horizontal conveyors (precise measurement, layout, tensioning and alignment).
Fully skilled in the use of hand tools (manual and power).
Shop tools: drill press, hydraulic press, power hacksaw, plasma cutter, wire welder, etc., as required by job responsibilities.
Ability to troubleshoot, remove and replace components, and perform other maintenance functions necessary to insure operation of equipment such as:
· Hydraulic systems (pumps, valves, cylinders, filters, & heat exchangers).
· Gear reducers
· Conveyor systems (belt, drag, legs, & screws)
· Compressed air systems
· Low pressure air systems
· Packaging equipment (scales, coders, sealers, stretch wrappers, & robotic palletizers)
· Heating & air conditioning (preventative maintenance, minor repairs & adjustments only).
· Boiler systems
Due to type of work, the incumbent must constantly be alert to safety for himself and others; hence, the need for following and enforcing appropriate procedures.
This job requires the ability to lead and train other Mechanical Maintenance assigned as helpers. Much of the training is done through example and by explaining why certain actions are taken. The incumbent will have frequent contact with peers and coworkers throughout the facility. The incumbent must maintain quality work performance in effective mechanical maintenance while completing work assignments and must be conscientious of establishing and maintaining credibility among location departments.
Preventive and routine maintenance is performed according to established methods and schedules. Scheduled maintenance work is usually estimated, planned, scheduled and directed by the Maintenance Supervisor or his designee. When assigned to emergency maintenance jobs by his supervisor, the Mechanical Maintenance III is expected to work independently using blueprints, equipment manuals, and knowledge gained through experience to systematically trace trouble to its source, plan the course of action, request help as needed, and proceed with the work.
The Maintenance Supervisor or his designee will supervise and inspect completed work on all major and/or complex jobs.
This position involves frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions, dirt, noise, climbing, working in strained positions, and intermittent lifting of heavy objects. This position will require shift work during busy season(s).
The knowledge and skill needed to perform this position effectively is typically acquired through the completion a high diploma or its equivalent. A strong mechanical aptitude is necessary. Previous experience in a similar position is preferred.
The following accountabilities are to be carried out in a manner consistent with the spirit and philosophy outlined in The Andersons' Statement of Principles:
Perform preventive maintenance as scheduled in order to minimize downtime.
Perform routine scheduled maintenance in a high quality manner in order to get production equipment back in service.
Perform emergency maintenance as necessary in order to minimize production loss.
Take training as needed to acquire the skills required in the job and help subordinates to improve their skills.
Develop and maintain knowledge of all safety procedures and policies relating to this position and the overall facility. Enforce the use of all necessary safety equipment and procedures ensuring safe operation.
Display an attitude and disposition which reflect pride in the job, indicate a willingness to work within the framework of company policy, especially with regards to honesty, dedication and commitment.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and other plant personnel.
Contribute effectively toward an open relationship with the Maintenance Supervisor.
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