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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Mechanic First Shift - Blowmold in Franklin, Massachusetts

Position : Maintenance Mechanic First Shift - Blowmold

Location : Franklin, Massachusetts

Requisition ID: : 23920

Garelick Farms, Dairy Farmer of America, is excited to announce an opening for a 1st Shift Maintenance Mechanic position.

Get paid $2.00 more for Wastewater Level 3 Certification / or We will train to obtain the Certification .

We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay with great growth opportunities!

$2,000.00 sign-on bonus

Additional PAY details are to be provided during the interview process.

SCHEDULE: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Rotating schedule days off.

Garelick Farms is a farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and represents the wholesomeness of dairy we share with our communities and loved ones. Under well-known and established regional brands, DFA manufactures various dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients, and more. At Garelick Farms, we proudly provide families with fresh, delicious dairy.

Job Description:

The Plant Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for caring for and maintaining all property and production assets in a safe, sanitary, and efficient condition. The Wastewater Treatment responsibilities are operating, calibrating, and maintaining all functional wastewater treatment equipment and control systems.

  • Ensure machinery and mechanical equipment operation by completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on production, packaging, processing equipment, and utility systems (to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling, electrical, power, gas, or air required for operations).

  • Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations

  • Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals, and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.

  • Performing preventative maintenance (i.e., conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data)

  • Line manufacturing support systems (ozone generation, line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery, PH house)

  • Complete work orders in a timely manner, maintaining high-quality standards.

  • Use various hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.

  • Maintain communication with other departments, management, and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict production efficiency.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible, and accurate format and completed with the required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP.

  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor.

  • Utilizing a continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work-safe practices. This would include lockout-tagout requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs, and food quality related to designated areas. Report any food safety and food quality-related issues to management immediately.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • 2–3 years field related experience

  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including drug, background, and criminal checks.

  • Minimum one year experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing facility, preferably food and beverage industry

  • Minimum one year experience with one or more technical experiences: Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, computer-controlled equipment, PLC, and/or HVAC

  • Minimum one year experience with a variety of equipment, including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control, and packaging equipment.

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Must be able to handle basic hand tools.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, and bend required for virtually the entire shift; occasionally required to climb or balance.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment with moderate to high noise volume.

  • May experience some exposure to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, or allergens.

  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overtime, weekends, and holiday.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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