Maintenance Technician

Middlebury, MI 46540

Posted: 09/13/2018 Industry: None Job Number: 145829 Pay Rate: $18.00/hour

Maintenance Technician Level 3

A large food manufacturer and distribution center is looking for a maintenance technician to work on all facility equipment to ensure safety and functionality. This person will troubleshoot mechanical and process issues, support and execute plant specific maintenance strategies to achieve key plant performance goals.

Key outcomes include:

1. Performing routine and emergency maintenance of utility systems including PLC, instrumentation, mechanical and equipment repair

2. Responsible for preventative maintenance

3. Perform routine chemical testing, making necessary operational adjustments to maintain proper operating parameters for cooling tower and boiling water

4. Monitor complex heating and ventilation system

5. Provide 24/7 automated process monitoring and appropriate action as needed

6. Works with maintenance planner to maintain supplies through ordering and receiving chemicals, record usage and interaction with appropriate vendors

7.Perform preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance to ensure maximum life expectancy of machinery

8. Notify leadership of unsafe, damaged work equipment and make recommendations as needed

9. Suggest design improvements on existing and new equipment and make recommendations regarding repair or replacement as needed


HS Diploma/GED required

Associates degree or certification in a technical field preferred

Mechatronics Certifications for Levels 1-7 completed

5-7 years of hands-on manufacturing maintenance experience, preferably in a food manufacturing setting

Familiarity with standard mechanical and electrical component maintenance and repair practices; knowledge of and skill with Preventative Maintenance

Skilled and certified in various PLC programming languages

Effective verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience

Knowledge and experience with Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) and Lean Manufacturing process

Ability to support and work with engineering on projects, equipment design, layout or redesign

Working knowledge of standard mechanical component maintenance and repair practices

Familiar with office technology tools (ex: MS Office)

Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematics

Ability to operate basic machining equipment (lathe, mill, drill press)

Ability to work collaboratively with leadership

Understanding computer theory, programmable logic controls (PLC) and experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).


The warehouse is 32 degrees F on average.

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