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Mill Maintenance Technician

Company: The Wenger Group
Location: Muncy
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description JOB TITLE: Mill Maintenance Technician DEPARTMENT: Operations JOB RELATIONSHIPS: Supervised by: Mill Manager/Maintenance Supervisor Supervises: None POSITION SUMMARY: The ideal Feed Mill Maintenance Technician has a working knowledge of and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of maintenance and repairs of machinery and mechanical production equipment, and any other specific items related to the mechanical operation of the production facility. To accomplish this, they will need to follow quality, environmental and safety policies and procedures as they troubleshoot production equipment throughout the facilities. In addition, they will play a key role in operations as they perform adjustments and assist line operators with solving problems on different machines to improve quality and efficiency of the lines during production runs and changeovers. Evaluates, repairs and ensures precise equipment maintenance records are maintained. This individual works under the direction of the Mill Manager and in coordination with the Mill Maintenance Supervisor. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Operations -- Conduct daily maintenance work activities in assigned equipment areas and sets up any additional work maintenance schedules required -- Continuously maintain awareness of any maintenance problems and develop strategies and procedures to correct existing problems and helps eliminate any future maintenance related issues or reduce unscheduled down times due to maintenance issues -- Develop and continue to improve upon a thorough cost effective Preventative Maintenance Program, along with supporting maintenance supervisor to meet management goals -- Promote an active safety awareness program, including applying clean housekeeping practices to tools, equipment and facility -- Ensure that all procedures are properly followed while conducting a repair -- Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental, safety and quality laws and procedures -- Troubleshoot causes of plant equipment problems and work independently and/or with maintenance team and equipment operators to ensure proper and permanent fixes are in place -- Perform housekeeping duties as requested by the Mill Manager, Mill Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor Function as the ---on call--- maintenance for the mill Travel to other mills when needed for preventive maintenance Production Equipment -- Able to work on pneumatic systems, including compressors, cylinders and solenoid valve troubleshooting and maintenance -- Possess knowledge of liquid systems, including automatic valves, pumps and plumbing skills -- Perform maintenance and repair of all processing equipment, including Hammermills, Pellet mills, Batch Mixers, conveyors, grain elevator legs and packaging lines. This will include working on 3-phase, 480V motors; replacing gear boxes, bearings, etc.; plumbing/piping liquid, compressed air and high-pressure steam lines; welding, fabricating and installing new equipment as needed -- Test and operate steam boiler systems to ensure proper operating and water chemistry Perform mechanical maintenance activities and minor electrical repairs on all manufacturing process equipment, including cleaning, lubricating, adjusting parts, equipment, and machinery Communications -- Establish or adjust/suggest maintenance work procedures and schedules to meet production schedules -- Maintain shift maintenance activities report, tracks maintenance records by using Knowledge Center, as well as maintaining records of preventing maintenance, parts replacement, inventory of parts, etc. -- Report all environmental, safety, quality and food safety issues immediately to the Mill Manager -- Communicate with production personnel regarding status of the lines Administrative and Other Manage critical parts inventory based on usage and maintenance activity needs -- Maintain record of repair work performed and equipment parts/components consumed Perform maintenance activities as part of a team with team members Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of Wenger trucks and of tools and inventory in the vehicle Develop and communicate consistent parts replacement or repair guidelines Verify all tools and equipment are properly accounted for and put away Expected to assist other departments as time allows or as needed when directed by supervisor Follow standard operating maintenance instructions/procedures in the performance of any and all maintenance tasks, including replacing, adjusting, installing any feed mill equipment -- Navigate, use and understand software, such as Laserfiche, The Wenger System, Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and the WEM platform -- Complete training in a timely manner Perform other duties as defined by Mill Manager, Mill Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: --- A minimum requirement of a High School Diploma or equivalent --- Possess basic knowledge of manufacturing equipment: including, pumps, motors, conveyors, air valves, and various power sources --- Demonstrates mechanical knowledge of machines and tools including: designs, uses, repair, and maintenance --- Proven track record of problem solving and trouble-shooting equipment failure skills --- Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred --- Minimum of 1 year of experience in a feed mill preferred --- Background in agriculture through education and/or experience preferred --- At least 5 years of successful industrial maintenance experience preferred --- Knowledge of feed manufacturing equipment operation and maintenance preferred --- Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment preferred QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to perform troubleshooting, repair and assembly of any feed mill equipment. Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment Valid driver---s license with acceptable driving record and can drive company vehicle, per policy Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts and overtime as needed Must be able to perform maintenance trades, including gearbox and bearing, maintenance, lubrication, pumps and piping systems and mechanical maintenance Good Manufacturing Practices Ability to work both with close supervision and independently -- Demonstrated math and critical thinking skills Ability to work in an effective and efficient manner Ability to work well with others High level of self-motivation Promotes teamwork Positive attitude Adaptable to change Demonstrates safe behavior and ability to follow policies and procedures Demonstrated mechanical ability -- Demonstrates Wenger---s Core Values Demonstrated problem solving skills -- Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Word and Excel -- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills -- Able to read and speak English -- Ability to manage time effectively Desired Skills : -- Basic plumbing skills -- Basic pneumatic skills -- Basic millwrighting skills -- Basic crane & rigging skills -- Basic welding/torching skills -- Knowledge of steam systems and boilers Experience with Grain Elevator Equipment (bins, legs, systems) Experience with Pellet Mill operations Ability to manage others safely for project objectives Electrical abilities, ie. possesses the experience to troubleshoot and repair electrical issues, including solid-state circuitry, 110 v control circuits, lighting circuits, VFD and soft-start drives and 3 phase circuitry, not required but preferred Basic familiarity with and ability to follow electrical safety rules, including Arc Flash and NFPA 70 codes Ability to understand and follow Food Safety Standards - FSMA and SQF, Federal and State regulations -- Knowledge of feed manufacturing techniques PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: --- Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. repeatedly and up to 100 lbs. on occasion --- Ability to climb ladders and work in high places --- Ability to work in confined spaces --- Ability to work in dusty conditions --- Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces --- Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold --- Standing approximately 95% of the shift --- Work in confining environments under / over equipment --- Manual and finger dexterity to make precise coordinated movements Company Description The Wenger Group, Inc. is a leading family-owned agricultural products and services organization, which includes Wenger Feeds, LLC, Nutrify, LLC, Dutchland Farms, LLC, Risser Grain, LLC, and Hoober Feeds. With over 450 team members and ten feed milling locations in two states, the company is a regional provider of poultry, swine, and dairy feeds, performance ingredient solutions, conventional and specialty eggs, grain, fertilizer, and allied services in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Keywords: The Wenger Group, Scranton , Mill Maintenance Technician, Professions , Muncy, Pennsylvania

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