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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Technician - 3rd shift in Reading, Pennsylvania

Position : Maintenance Technician - 3rd shift

Location : Reading, Pennsylvania

Requisition ID: : 21075

This position has a Hiring bonus of $1,500 for eligible direct hire candidates.

Looking for an experienced Maintenance Technician for our 3rd shift.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs of production and processing equipment as well as utility related equipment in compliance with all safety procedures

  • Support the installation of new equipment, support and implementation of preventive maintenance program

  • Assist the machine operators with training or troubleshooting to minimize equipment downtime

  • Ensure all repairs are documented

  • Keep management informed of any maintenance issues

  • Complete work orders as assigned

  • Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive

  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

  • Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment

  • Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity

  • Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF)

  • Work schedule includes on call and weekend shifts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems, specifically SAP

  • Knowledge of machine shop equipment

  • Knowledge of pneumatics, solenoid valves, and air cylinders

  • Skill in proficient computer usage

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

  • Able to follow directions and meet deadlines

  • Able to perform all required preventative, productive, predictive, and scheduled maintenance procedures

  • Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision

  • Able to understand the basic types of controls used in the plant and how they affect the process

  • Able to perform minor electrical work (i.e. change pump motors and diagnose motor control problems)

  • Able to use standard maintenance tools

  • Able to perform routine repairs and minor projects from planning to installation

  • Able to perform routine preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment, identify any abnormal conditions, and maintain appropriate records

  • Able to perform basic welding for repair and fabrication (mig/tig/stick)

  • Able to follow process control computer variables, schematics, and diagnose system problems

  • Able to assist other mechanics on more complicated repairs in a safe and useful manner

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • General mechanical and maintenance knowledge

  • 4 years of process manufacturing environment maintenance work experience preferred

  • Certification and/or License -- 2 year formal mechanical education certificate preferred