Maintenance Mechanic III

At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. In addition to our home delivery service, we offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron¬ , Freschetta¬ , and Tony's¬ pizzas, Pagoda¬ snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's¬ and Edwards¬ desserts. To learn more, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.
This position is primarily responsible for properly maintaining and repairing production machinery, mechanical equipment and property in a generalist capacity to ensure continuous and effective operation to include preventative maintenance, welding and fabrication as needed.
If you meet our job qualifications and become a member of our team, we will further train you on the following job duties and provide you with an excellent benefits package.
Company Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to assist our employees and their families with their financial security, health and well-being. In addition to a competitive base pay, we offer a variety of benefit programs.
Health, Life, Dental and Vision Plans
401(k) Program with a Company Match
Profit Sharing based on company results
Two weeks paid vacation for new hires
Employee discounts on company products
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Setup and tear down equipment; performs major repairs, construction, fabrication, and installation of new plant equipment
Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on conveyor systems and production machines; troubleshoot malfunctions
Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems, and using precision measuring and testing instruments
Remove defective parts by dismantling components using hoists and hand and power tools
Performs minor to major maintenance repairs including lifting positioning and fastening objects using hand tools and power tools
Perform advanced maintenance duties using hoists and hand and power tools such as reading mechanical schematics, cut & key a shaft, broach a sprocket, change gear head, weld stainless metal, use a metal sheer, use a metal bender, cut & crimp ends on hydraulic hose and cut & lace belting.
Help control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
Use SAP to document and communicate with operations
Work in a safe manner with a sense of urgency while maintaining a safe and orderly work area
Participate in and successfully complete management-assigned training directed at increasing job-related trade skills
Responsible for the training of lower level maintenance employees in keeping all equipment in good repair and regularly serviced
Performs fabrication of equipment used for processing and packaging such as fabricating guards doors and steps, using a lathe for shaft and sprocket creation, and fabricate air cylinder mounts, sensor mounts, and conveyors.
Performs welding on food equipment to food safe specifications
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Two-year degree in specialized maintenance trade preferred.
Years of Related Experience: 5 years of related experience
Advanced mechanical knowledge
Advanced electrical and basic to advanced building skills
Ability to read and interpret safety documents, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
Experience with high speed manufacturing equipment
Ability to complete work orders and enter the required paperwork into a computer
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure
Demonstrated interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate in a professional manner with co-workers and supervisors
Ability to pass a standardized hands-on mechanical aptitude assessment.
Must be able to lift up to ninety (90) lbs.
The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

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