Michael Foods Maintenance Mechanic 6am to 6pm in Chaska, Minnesota

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

JOB SUMMARY*:*

This position is responsible for ensuring the proper performance of the equipment.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The primary responsibilities and duties of a Mechanic include:

  • Troubleshooting basic electrical/mechanical problems for processing equipment, which includes: peelers, washers, cutting equipment, and cooking equipment.
  • Troubleshooting basic electrical/mechanical problems for packaging equipment, which includes: combination scales, vertical packaging machines (VFFS), horizontal packaging machines (HFFS), fillers, case packers and case erectors, tapers, coders, and hot melt glue machines.
  • Troubleshooting basic electrical/mechanical problems with material handling equipment, which includes: conveyors, augers, pumps, blowers, and rebuilt cutting equipment.
  • Understanding the parts inventory system.
  • Troubleshooting for 3 Phrase electrical motors.
  • Wiring Motors.
  • Assisting and completing special projects.
  • Effectively communicating relevant information to fellow employees on the shift and to on-coming employees at shift change.
  • Communicating all process inefficiencies, equipment malfunctions, safety concerns and GMP issues to the Production Supervisor.
  • General cleaning of equipment and maintaining good housekeeping throughout the department per the daily sanitation checklist.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS*:*

EDUCATION:

Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

EXPERIENCE

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers/vendors or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form.

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OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with others in a team environment.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of the processing, packaging and material handling equipment.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of the utilities in the plant and be able to maintain the equipment.
  • One (1) year experience (if applicable) in industrial electrical troubleshooting.
  • Must have a Special Engineer Boiler License (if applicable).
  • Basic knowledge of Freon refrigeration systems (if applicable), ammonia refrigeration systems (if applicable), welding and torch cutting, waste treatment equipment, which includes centrifuges, clarifiers, dewatering equipment, and pumps.
  • Knowledge of SAP software.
  • Certified Forklift and Crane Operator.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.
  • Standing for long periods of time.
  • The noise levels in the work environment will range from moderate to loud. **

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.