Plant Maintenance Mechanic
Idahoan Foods, LLC - Lewisville, ID

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Job Description The primary responsibility of the Maintenance II position is to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment and distribution systems involving work of a varied nature, with supervision.

  • Installs and rearranges new and old processing equipment as assigned. Completes routine paperwork as required.
  • Diagnoses equipment failures and make necessary repairs while minimizing production down time. Consults with Maintenance Manager and/or lead maintenance personnel on technical or very complex repairs.
  • Understand boiler chemistry, including adjustments needed when out of specifications, start and stop boilers.
  • Performs the following types of routine repairs and maintenance procedures including but not limited to
    • monitor and adjust proper tensioning on belt drive systems
    • cut lace and align conveyor belt systems, check and fill gear boxes with proper oil weigh
    • use pipe machine and basic pipe fitting and plumbing skills, use hand tools and power tools in shop, uses welders (MIG) and (TIG) and cutting torches oxy-acetylene and plasma torches to repair and fabricate parts
    • use drill presses at proper speed and drill size, use and properly adjust band saw, replace bearings, align electric motor couplings, align and adjust sprockets and chains, repair overhead doors
    • adjust slabber knives and change drum knives, refurbish pumps, install copper tubing, black pipe and stainless steel pipe, check and replace fuses, adjust slice and dice machines for various products
    • identify different bolt grades and bearing styles, determine driver shaft speed change when changing sprocket sizes, determine conveyor belt surface speed given heal roll size and roller speed
    • convert units of measure from metric to standard.
  • Dismantles repairs and reassembles equipment, uses typical mechanics tools and inspection gauges.
  • Operates production and packaging equipment to check work as required.
  • Follows lockout/tag out safety procedures.
  • Utilizes proper rigging techniques.
  • Must comply with all safety regulations, attend safety meetings and follow all plant and safety rules.
  • 10. Follows all good manufacturing practices as set up by the company policy.

    11. Completes other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager

    Qualifications Education and/or Experience:
    • This position requires two years of trade school and/or two years experience in maintenance. Completes forklift training.
    Language Skills:
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, telephone skills, and use appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    Math Skills:
    • This position requires quantitative skills and knowledge of math functions such as percentages and decimals.
    Reasoning Ability:
    • This position requires a high degree of self-confidence and maturity to make decisions required in day-to-day activities. Must be able to solve problems with minimal direction, be detailed oriented and have strong organizational skills. A team player who is flexible, and accepts changing assignments and accountabilities. Should display excellent interpersonal skills.
    Computer Skills:
    • Essential computer skills using Windows applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and E-mail.
    Work Environment:
    • This position requires the ability to perform various physical activities such as heavy lifting (up to 50 lbs.) standing on concrete floors for extended periods of time, moving parts and loud noise. Must be able to work with sanitizers and cleaning chemicals as well as with water soluble and oil-based lubricants. Works on ladders, scaffolds, and forklift cages and in pits using proper safety precautions. Knows location of all shop equipment. Has ability to start, stop and operate all equipment Wears personal protective equipment as needed for assigned tasks. Must be able to work various shifts as assigned by Supervisor.

    Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.