MPC Maintenance Shift Mechanic
Mars 166 reviews - Nevada

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The Shift Maintenance Technician Role:
The Shift Maintenance Technician maintains equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, implements continuous improvement and supports new system installations, production strategies and plant reliability.

Key Responsibilities:
Analyze condition, troubleshoot failures, repair and perform preventative/predictive maintenance on production equipment, building and utilities and all associated equipment.

Must observe proper Lockout/Tagout and all safety procedures as required

Respond to any immediate associate safety issues per work order system.

Initiate, plan and coordinate work performed by other associates, contractors and /or self. (unplanned, planned, changeovers etc.)

Prioritize and manage work assigned to ensure immediate response to emergencies, diagnose faults quickly and make immediate repairs.

Be a lead in technical troubleshooting the process, mechanical and electrical (power and interlock) issues which prevent meeting the shift or weekly schedules.

Train operators/technicians on operational set-up issues

Maintain functional knowledge of all equipment in packaging department

Ensure all work-orders are complete and accurate, including planned and unplanned assignments.

Maintain and improve electrical and mechanical knowledge and skills to improve customer service levels.

Follow regular checks and follow preventative maintenance schedules, assessing condition and ensuring compliance with prescribed schedules.

Other Responsibilities:
Work as a team member within the maintenance department to improve the total reliability of the plant

Understand maintenance principles and develop self and department work practices to promote a proactive environment

Understand and utilize drawings, diagrams and equipment manufactures instructions

Troubleshoot electrical controls, motor circuits, single and three phase electrical systems.

Other similar duties as assigned by manager

Who Should Apply . . .

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate the following behaviors:

Team player

Action oriented

Problem solving abilities

Strong communication skills

Continuous self development


Physical/Environmental Requirements:
Must not be afraid of heights; m

ust be capable of working at elevated heights

Must not be unusually sensitive to chemicals (contact lenses not recommended).

Vision correctable to 20/20.

Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time.

Standing on a concrete floor

Wearing proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)

Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 50 lbs

Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

Able to work with minimal supervision

Minimum Qualifications:
Several years experience in Facility maintenance preferred

Good overall knowledge of plant flow, operation and utilities

Excellent knowledge of hand tool application, operation and repair. Basic ability to operate machine tools

Good theoretical knowledge and ability to troubleshoot electrical circuits (AC/DC, single/polyphase, low/high voltage) and all related equipment both power and logic

Working knowledge of Safety, Quality and Material Management Systems and procedures

Proficient in basic mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude and minimal supervision

High school diploma or equivalent

Good basic math, reading and writing skills

Basic knowledge of personal computers

Good problem solving and/or troubleshooting skills

Good communication skills, to access relevant information about equipment and provide clear information about equipment condition and status. This would include any unscheduled downtime of equipment that hampers achieving the production schedule goals.

Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

Preferred Qualifications:
3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

Knowledge of inventory control principles

Working Knowledge of food safety

Company-paid relocation is not available for this position.

As a privately-held, family-owned company, Mars Petcare North America offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, a retirement plan, a very competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.

If you're looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called "associates" and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. Mars Petcare North America is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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