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IFF Utilities Technician in Rockland, Maine

Utilities Technician

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Date:Jun 2, 2023

Location: Rockland, ME, US

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

Utilities (MI) Technician - Rotating Shift - Rockland, ME

The Utilities Technician is accountable for operating the steam plant and waste treatment facilities in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards.


  • Support your team in making deliberate improvements in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) as well as housekeeping performance.

  • Ensure 100% compliance of assigned EHS requirements, process safety, food safety, and quality standards. As well as executing required preventative, autonomous maintenance and equipment sanitation work practices.

  • Safe completion of life critical activities in production areas including development and execution of lock, tag, try procedures (LTT).

  • Identify and implement improvements in systems, processes, and personal development and as assigned by department and/or shift Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

  • Ensure all training requirements are met within the specified time frames and training other personnel as required by Team Leader, Supervisor or Manager.

  • Ensure preventative, autonomous maintenance and equipment sanitation work practices are executed as required by department

  • Performs and assist with maintenance and preventative maintenance (PM) of the steam generation and distribution systems as well as air compressors and air distribution systems

  • Conduct routine leak surveys (steam, water, air, oil, etc.)

  • Initiate and performs work order tasks and support work order flow through MMIS

  • Performs troubleshooting of site’s mechanical systems, basic valve maintenance and replace steam traps

  • Supports scoping and planning of work orders

  • Follows parts procurement procedures

  • Ability to obtain and utilize State of Maine boiler license

Key performance Indicators:

  • Wrench time

Job Requirements

The following are requirements for this position:

  • High School Diploma or High school equivalent (HSE) including GED and Maine HiSET

  • State of Maine High Pressure Boiler Operator’s License or State of Maine’s Engineers License or ability to obtain either license within 6 months of hire date

  • Minimum of 1-3 years maintenance experience with two-year trade college degree or minimum of 3 years maintenance experience or technical school experience with reference letter

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Basic computer skills (Word, Email, Web, Etc.)

The following knowledge, skills and experience are helpful but not required:

  • Knowledge of preventative/predictive maintenance (PM) techniques

  • Knowledge of LOTO process and safety

  • Powered Industrial Truck experience

  • Mechanical and safety aptitude will be reviewed and tested

  • Must be independent, self-motivated, and capable of multi-tasking

  • Manufacturing environment experience (Food, Industrial, Chemical, Etc.)

  • Process safety experience

  • Communicate effectively

  • Action oriented

  • Problem solving

  • Conflict management

  • Demonstrates a commitment to safety

  • Acts with urgency

  • Collaborates well with others

  • Builds team relationships