Senior Maintenance Mechanic
Rich's - Buffalo, NY

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 7,300 associates worldwide.

We currently have a great opportunity as Senior Maintenance Mechanic. Please visit our website at to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.

The Senior Maintenance Mechanic, under the direct supervision of the Sodexo General Manager and direct reporting to VP of Corporate Relations, will be on hand to maintain, repair, and install new or replacement equipment. Likewise, performs and directs activities necessary to maintain grounds and building finishes and perform office relocation and other C3 support activities. In addition the Senior Maintenance Mechanic will be required, at times, to guide, direct and coordinate the activities of contractors and other employees.

Assist in developing estimates for minor and major maintenance projects as required for code compliance and meeting organization standards.

Under the direction of the General Manager the Senior Maintenance Mechanic will be required to take a leading rol

l in the implementation of facility maintenance improvement projects (indoors and on the campus at large). Assists the department management team in assuring a safe working environment for Rich Products Associates, customers, other departmental employees and visitors. This will include but will not be limited to keeping the Facilities Department spaces and operating areas clean and in compliance will all relevant codes

Assists in orientating, training, monitoring and directing other Facilities department personnel

Completes scheduled preventive maintenance and demand work orders as assigned. Recommends changes or modifications to plant, equipment and methods of operation that would improve the environmental conditions for associates of Rich Products.

Trouble shoots and diagnoses system malfunctions. Develop solutions and implement corrections. Inspects and critically evaluates the condition of all system components, work in progress and completed demand work orders and preventive maintenance to insure the highest standards of operational performance and customer satisfaction.

Uses in an appropriate and safe manner the hand, power, and specialized tools and tests equipment needed to complete the assigned activities

Remains current with the latest applicable codes, standards and regulations

Participates in departmental meetings and training programs

Serves as a lead HVAC maintenance mechanic by installing, maintaining and repairing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems

Monitors HVAC systems and operations, and ensures that routine preventive maintenance is performed according to established schedules

Checks, repairs and/or replaces valves, motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring, fans, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, pipes and other functional components of the system.

Wears protective clothing required by the work environment or government regulations

Works under minimal supervision

Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures

What do I need to be considered a candidate?
Must be a high school, trade or vocational school graduate - continued education in technical or apprentice school is desirable

Five years of supervisory and maintenance experience related to physical plant operation and maintenance is required

Ability to communicate with the associates within his area of responsibility and associates of Rich Products

Must be able to read, understand, and interpret equipment manuals, written specifications, written and oral instructions and models/graphic illustrations such as: layout diagrams, blueprints, mechanical and architectural drawings, work sketches and schematic drawings.

Must be able to adapt procedure and process techniques to accomplish the requirements of the position

Ability to effectively communicate policies, and/or procedures in a manner easily understood by fellow associates

Must have hearing ability to detect warning signals and machinery malfunction

Physical capabilities to perform physical responsibilities

Color vision and field of vision to read meters and gauges is also required

The Senior Maintenance mechanic works in machinery spaces that are hot and noisy, utilizing both hand and power tools. Significant walking, agility, dexterity, standing, bending and lifting are required.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.

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