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Utility Tech I

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: St. Johns, MI, US, 48879

Company: Glanbia

Maintenance Utilities Technician

 

Supervisor’s Title:             Utilities TL

Department:                        Maintenance

Exempt Status:                   Hourly

 

MWC is a state of the art cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI. MWC is a joint venture between Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select).

 

Job Summary

Qualified through study, training, and experience to a certifiable level on boilers and refrigeration. Ability to repair and maintain air and water.  Repair and Maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as motors, conveyor systems, pneumatic air cylinders, and equipment using test instruments, hand/power tools and precision measuring instruments.  Analyzes equipment failures, determining the cause and make necessary adjustments.  Installs functional/structural parts to devices and equipment.  Performs routine equipment preventative maintenance.  Works from blueprints, drawings, sketches or layouts.  This role will require a flexible attitude to achieve the required goals.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance on motors, pneumatics, conveyor systems, pumps, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, and process equipment.
  • Repair mechanical equipment including pumps, conveyors, gear reducers, seals, bearings, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, blowers, and vacuum systems.
  • Complete daily testing of utilities equipment as needed
  • Maintenance compliance with PSM
  • Complete daily testing to maintain NPDES discharge limits.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation.
  • Assist operators and maintenance employees in diagnosing machinery and equipment.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices, using hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing tasks.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of production.
  • Perform general housekeeping, breakdown analysis, and any other duties considered appropriate.
  • Utilizes GPS processes, driving zero losses and upholds the culture of MWC non-negotiables.
  • Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health  Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
  • Complies with all applicable food safety regulations and mandates (Safe Quality Foods, Food and Drug Admin, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance)

 

Delivering on Glanbia’s Values:

 

  • “Showing Respect” - Research issues & incidents with internal teams, business partners and customers in a collaborative manner that includes professional, honest and transparent communication.
  • “Find a Better Way” - Work with internal and external teams to implement process improvements and/or procedural changes that eliminate non-value added activities and drive more business value.
  • “Winning Together” - Assist with the training of new team members.  Facilitate or oversee training and standard operating procedure reviews to ensure new hires develop proficiency of role.
  • “The Customer’s Champion” – Proactively engage to support our customer needs on an end to end basis and strive to meet or exceed SLA timelines.  Take ownership of customer requests and engage with internal teams as needed and in a timely manner.
  • “Performance Matters” – Meet or exceed all key metrics in line with expectations for the role.  Continually update knowledge of products, product changes, processes and services offered to deliver a dynamic customer experience.

 

Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Associates degree in an engineering or a related field or equivalent work experience with boilers, refrigeration, air, and water.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Understanding of TPM and similar continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple projects simultaneously and delegate assignments to others.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

 

Typical Physical Activity

Physical Demands

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, standing and walking, and the use of hands and fingers.
  • Frequently involves sitting, and reaching with hands and arms
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Should be able to identify and distinguish colors, see clearly at 20 inches or closer and 20 feet or more, observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, judge distances and spatial relationships, and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

 

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to loud noise levels (i.e. manufacturing equipment).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and fumes and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock.

 

Travel Requirements

    • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

 

Disclaimer

Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.

 

Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.


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