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Plant Maintenance Technician

Company: Thrive Life
Location: Modesto
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Plant Maintenance Technician

Department: Supply Chain

Reports to: Supervisor


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment, while adhering to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes in an effort to support the site's business goals and objectives. Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment including but not limited to packaging equipment, machines, and other proprietary systems and machines. Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines. Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments. Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities. Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions. Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties. Detect faulty operations, defective material, and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas. Perform all other duties as assigned or needed. Must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Perform on-call responsibilities as required


Basic Machine Operations Must be familiar with the basic machine functions and operations.

Communication Possesses strong communication skills and can explain complex concepts in ways everyone can understand. Is often seen as having strong interpersonal skills.

Continuous Improvement Design, roadmap and continuous process/control improvement plans, leading implementation of both, including application/system change management for increased efficiency and effectiveness of processes or data.

Equipment Manual Comprehension Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance, service, or operation.

Maintenance Skills Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain projects or tasks to keep the business in proper working order.

Process / Procedure Creation Creates and develops processes and procedures to new or established processes and procedures.

Productivity Balances quality, productivity, cost, safety and morale to achieve positive results in all areas. Works to continuously improve in all areas.

Project Management Demonstrates the ability to manage task flow and complete assignments on time, accurately, and with efficiency.

Proper Operation of Equipment Proper operation of equipment to safety and productivity requirements.

Repairs Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs to equipment and performs scheduled maintenance as needed.

Safety Culture Prioritize a culture of safety and ensure ongoing communication of safety related priorities, champion process improvements with a focus on elimination of preventable workplace incidents.

Technical Expertise Possesses technical expertise in area of specialty.

Troubleshoot Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.

REQUIREMENTS: Requires a high school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience; an AA degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus; 4+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some ammonia / refrigeration and HVAC.


* Place high priority on food safety, quality, and sanitation by understanding and executing Thrive Food's food safety and sanitation policies and procedures.
* Hold self and others accountable to Thrive Foods food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates.
* In the absence of Maintenance Supervisor, serves as back up to ensure all food safety, quality objectives and SQF system requirements are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and frequent fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires the following percentages of time committed to physical activity: 20% or more sitting, 70% or more walking, and 70% or more standing. The job is performed under frequent temperature variations and in a food manufacturing production environment. Unrestricted visual and audio abilities are required for the safety of all employees. The ability to lift to 40 lbs. is required.

Keywords: Thrive Life, Modesto , Plant Maintenance Technician, Professions , Modesto, California

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