Jobs Locations: Sante Fe Springs, CA

Sanitation Lead

August 22nd, 2022 |

A. PURPOSE
Responsible for detailed cleaning and upkeep of the plant, ensuring that all equipment is properly sanitized and ready for processing.

B. DUTIES
The duties of this position are those described below. This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

C. Required Training
• LOTO
• Chemical Safety Handling
• Basics OF Cleaning
• Sanitation PPE Requirements
• Chemical Titration
• Scissor Lift/Boom Lift Certified
• Forklift Certified
• Confined Space Certified

1. Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.
A. Work with sanitation employees to maintain the plant and its surroundings clean and to ensure that the proper sanitizing guidelines are followed. Also assists the Production department as needed.
B. Oversee (Assist if needed) all aspects of plant sanitation, including the proper and safe use of chemicals that are utilized to clean and sanitize some areas of the plant.
C. Ensure projects assigned by the Sanitation Manager and Sanitation Foreman are completed in a timely manner.
D. Ensure all general workers adhere to company rules, policies, working procedures and sanitation guidelines, or are reported to the Production Supervisor for appropriate action.
E. Assist the Sanitation Manager and Sanitation Foreman in the scheduling of temporary, weekend, and overtime work as needed, as well as in special cleaning projects.
F. Train new sanitation employees in all aspects of the job.
G. Oversee that all areas are cleaned, supplies filled, and trashed emptied (walls, sinks, commodes, all trash containers emptied, all toilet paper, hand towels and soap dispensers filled, wash rooms located in the production area, the boiler room, warehouse bathrooms, and the men’s and women’s locker rooms (mezzanine) are cleaned).
H. Assist and oversee the rinse and sanitize all packing lines before start-up of production, during lunch, and at the end of the day.
I. Ensure (Assist if needed) employee lunchroom are swept, mop, clean tables and trash removed.
J. Ensure (Assist if needed) outside eating area is swept, mop and clean once per shift, trash is removed from all containers that are over 1/2 full.
K. Do a general inspection and ensure all packing room floor areas and insure removal of all trash.
L. Ensure (Assist if needed) all inedible product from the packing lines, put it in metal drums (3/4 full), and is taken outside to the trash compactor area. CAUTION: containers can weigh 250 pounds and employee must use hand truck to transport the drums.
M. Ensure (Assist if needed) reusable cans from the patcher areas on the packing lines are rinse and return to the depalletizer for re-use.
N. Ensure (Assist if needed) unreusable cans from the patcher areas on the packaging lines, rinse them, and recycle them using the automatic can baler.
O. Ensure (Assist if needed) can washer operates properly when running oil. Monitor wash quality, soap usage, and steam intake. Ensure that all parameters are within specification.
P. Ensure (Assist if needed) trash compactor/dumpster are is cleaned and hose the area down. Sanitize this area using chlorine.
Q. Ensure (Assist if needed) Caser are Cleaned and swept including wiping down metal and clear plastic doors.
R. Ensure (Assist if needed) Labeler area is cleaned and swept, dumpers, and forklift battery areas.
S. Ensure (Assist if needed) Dumpster (Under) area drain is Cleaned the drains.
T. Ensure (Assist if needed) Label & Tray area is Sweep and trash remove from the entire Label & Tray area and all warehouses.
U. Ensure (Assist if needed) Quality Control cutting room, analytical lab, warehouse office is Clean and swept and trash removed.
V. Ensure (Assist if needed) that all chemicals are properly stored and labeled.
W. Ensure (Assist if needed) that all bathrooms located in warehouses #1, #2 and #4 are cleaned.
X. Report the presence of any insects or pests found in plant or office areas and logged in binder.
Y. Help coordinate the scheduling of safety and other training sessions as needed and ensure that employees attend training sessions as scheduled.
Z. Inspect and Ensure all plant parking lots are.
AA. Provide support to the Department Manager regarding employment practices such as employee commendations, hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations.
BB. Provide leadership and guidance to employees in the department, as directed by the department Foreman and Manager.
CC. Assist the production department as needed.

C. REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
• Bump Cap
• Hearing Protection
• Hairnet
• Beard Net
• Eye Protection (Goggles)
• Face Shield
• Chemical Resistant Gloves
• Chemical Resistant Wet/Rain Gear
• Slip Resistant Shoes (Rain Boots)

D. Physical Requirements (All requirements are subject to possible modification to
reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)
1. Physical activities of this position.
◼ Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
◼ Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
◼ Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
◼ Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
◼ Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
◼ Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
◼ Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
◼ Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
◼ Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
◼ Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
◼ Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
◼ Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
◼ Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
◼ Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
◼ Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
◼ Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
◼ Hearing: Ability to understand oral instructions in a noisy environment.
◼ Vision: Ability to see with visual acuity in order to supervise and inspect the work of others.
◼ Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

2. Degree of physical exertion required for the position.
◼ Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

3. Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position
◼ Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
◼ Outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
◼ Both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
◼ Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
◼ Hazard: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
◼ Atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
◼ Oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

E. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED
1. Minimum 1 year sanitation experience in a food plant
2. Bilingual English/Spanish (speak, read, write and comprehend).

Sanitation Supervisor – 3rd Shift

August 18th, 2022 |

PURPOSE

Provide leadership and supervision for the sanitation department.  Supervise general sanitary maintenance of the plant and premises, insuring compliance with established company standards and governmental regulations.

DUTIES

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.                                                                                     

Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.

I.  Safety Activities

  • Promote, participate in, and fully support all safety program elements, directed towards achieving a goal of zero accidents, and leading the SFS plant to a “world class” level of safety performance. Activities include safety training, inspections, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.
  • The incumbent will direct and/or ensure compliance with the following specific safety areas:
  • Ensure all new hires, transfer employees, and/or agency temporary employees receive documented classroom training in the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and “hands-on” job specific training in the department for which they are assigned before they begin actual work.
  • Be able to answer any employee questions about the IIPP.
  • Ensure all department employees attend monthly and other periodic general safety training and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) training sessions, and any other required safety training as scheduled.
  • Ensure all hard copy safety training records and documents are filled out accurately and completely with supporting training materials as applicable. Ensure such documents are promptly delivered to the Human Resources department.
  • Ensure department employees have and correctly use the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or any other safety equipment at all times.
  • Ensure job tasks in the reporting departments are done following established safety rules and procedures, with the utmost regard for the health and safety of all personnel.
  • Develop and foster proper safety attitudes of direct reports.
  • Conduct daily and periodic safety inspections; solicit safety concerns, suggestions, and ideas from department employees. Promptly inform manager of any findings and suggested remediations.  Promptly follow up to ensure remediation occurs.
  • Responsible for evaluation and investigation of accidents/incidents and hazards.
  • Ensure adherence to the company’s discipline policy, up to and including termination of employment for safety violations, in particular any violations for confined spaces, lockout/Tagout, machine guarding, working at heights, the operation of powered industrial trucks and/or violations of the Personnel Safety Procedures for the retort ovens.
  • Create and/or participate in creating and/or updating Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for all positions in the reporting departments.
  • Support company safety incentive and/or award programs and activities.
  • Train all sanitation personnel in the proper use of cleaning chemicals, insuring Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are read and understood, and that appropriate safety precautions relating to cleaning each piece of equipment and chemicals used are observed and followed.

II.  Supervisory Responsibilities-Employee Support

  • Supervise departmental personnel, ensuring they are compliant with company policies and
  • Ensure all employees are treated fairly with courtesy and respect, and that company policies (i.e., attendance, discipline, vacation, leaves, etc.) are followed consistently.
  • Orient, assist, and provide guidance and leadership to direct reports.
  • Assure direct reports receive on-going training and education. Cross train employees to assure efficiencies are kept at optimum levels.
  • Ensure the proper translations for Spanish-speaking only employees of all training materials and job descriptions, so that employees fully understand what is expected of them and all safety guidelines that must be followed.
  • Schedule regular meetings with employees so they can be informed of future events and work schedules, and allow time for any feedback or questions.
  • Schedule, monitor and approve employees’ work hours (including temporary, weekend and overtime work), and make necessary adjustments in the timekeeping system with assistance of HR personnel.
  • Interview and hire new and/or transfer employees as needed.
  • Establish daily priorities for personnel in departments of responsibility.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for employees in all departments of responsibility.

III.  Plant Sanitation

  • Monitor plant sanitation and ensure proper cleaning and sanitation of the plant facilities, premises, and processing equipment, in accordance with the Master Sanitation Schedule.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper operation and maintenance of all sanitation equipment.
  • Ensure proper storage and/or labeling of chemicals, supplies, and equipment.
  • Conduct daily plant sanitation inspection prior to start-up of production.
  • Monitor and ensure that the offices and bathrooms are properly cleaned by the outside contracted cleaning service.
  • Purchase and maintain adequate inventory or sanitation chemicals and supplies.
  • Ensure cleaning equipment and supplies are distributed properly and in working order.
  • Assure proper retrieval and disposal of all waste products and empty chemical containers.

Other Duties

  • Personally comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Develop and implement a sanitation safety manual for training of all new hires in the department, and review annually with all sanitation employees.
  • Assist the Production and Quality Control departments where necessary and coordinate any special projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring the regular inspection, emptying, and cleaning of all equipment
  • Work closely with management to execute projects.
  • Collaborate with, and support other supervisors and lead persons to facilitate proper communication and teamwork across departments.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

  • Hearing protection, hair net, beard net, slip resistant shoes with toe protection, bump cap, smock.

Physical Requirements (All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)

Physical activities of this position. 

  • Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Stooping:  Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
  • Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
  • Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Hearing: Ability to hear and comprehend verbal communication.
  • Vision:  Ability to see to perform frequent computer work, and to work safely in a production environment.
  • Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.

  • Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position. 

  • Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
  • Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Two to three years previous supervisory experience in food or related industry preferred.
  • Five or more years previous Sanitation experience.
  • Fully Bilingual in English and Spanish (read/write/speak).
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written); able to communicate with all levels of the organization.

Janitor – 2nd Shift

July 27th, 2022 |
  • PURPOSE

Responsible for detailed cleaning and upkeep of the plant, ensuring that all equipment is properly cleaned and sanitized, ready for processing.  Also assists the Production Department as needed.

  • DUTIES

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

  • Required Training
    • LOTO
    • Chemical Safety Handling
    • Basics OF Cleaning
    • Sanitation PPE Requirements
    • Chemical Titration
    • Scissor Lift/Boom Lift Certified
    • Forklift Certified
    • Confined Space Certified
  • Essential Duties: These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position.
    • Responsible for detailed cleaning and upkeep of office restrooms twice daily and locker rooms daily. Specific duties are:  Clean walls, sinks and commodes.  Record date/time of cleaning on the posted form.  Empty all trash containers, refill toilet paper, hand towels and soap dispensers in all washrooms, and men’s and women’s locker rooms (mezzanine).  Make sure coffee, tea, condiments and paper towels are available in the coffee area.  Restock coffee supplies when needed.
    • Ensure the Analytical Lab has bottled water, paper towels, and soap available. Check or replenish supplies daily and as requested.  Clean spills in the Lab as necessary.
    • Sweep, mop, clean tables and remove trash from the Employee’s lunchroom.
    • Sweep and clean outside eating area twice per shift, ensuring trash is removed from all containers that are over 1/2 full.
    • Clean and sweep the Quality Control cutting room and warehouse office and remove trash from both areas.
    • Sweep all parking lots, including the back of the plant, and empty/remove all trash.
    • Ensure office and/or plant area trash containers are emptied as needed
    • Ensure Training Room is clean and ready for use at any time. Sweep, mop, clean tables, chairs, dry erase boards and other equipment and remove trash as needed.
    • Perform daily wash-down of sanitation lines at shift change. Serves as back-up for the Sanitation department.
    • Check recycling bins, including aluminum can bins, every week on Mondays, and other times as needed when bins are full.
    • Ensure the front office lobby cabinet is always adequately stocked with lab coats, shoe covers, hair nets, beard nets, earplugs and bump caps.
    • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Assist administrative staff with special requests such as moving computers or other office equipment and supplies.
    • Change drinking fountain water filters every three months or when directed.
    • Assist the HR and Safety departments with employee activities such as luncheons, plant celebrations, Employee Communication Meetings, etc. Depending upon the event, will include setting up tables and chairs, distributing food items, delivering supplies and materials to event location, etc.
    • During hot summer months, prepares and delivers Gatorade to the lunchroom as per established schedule and/or as directed. Monitors Gatorade supply to ensure it is always available
    • Do a general cleanup of any assigned area as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
    • Bump Cap
    • Hearing Protection
    • Hairnet
    • Beard Net
    • Eye Protection (Goggles)
    • Face Shield
    • Chemical Resistant Gloves
    • Chemical Resistant Wet/Rain Gear
    • Slip Resistant Shoes (Rain Boots)
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)\
  • Physical activities of this position.
    • Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
    • Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
    • Stooping:  Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
    • Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
    • Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
    • Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.
    • Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
    • Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
    • Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
    •  Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.
    •  Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    •  Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
    •  Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
    •  Hearing: Ability to hear and comprehend verbal instructions; ability to communicate verbally.
    •  Vision:  Ability to see with visual acuity.
    •  Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Degree of physical exertion required for the position.
    • Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.
  • Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.
    • Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
    • Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather.
    • Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside.
    • Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
    • Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
    • Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
    • Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
    • Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70 to 92 percent.

Electromechanic

July 20th, 2022 |

DUTIES 

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position. 

  • Work with supervisor and/or department manager in prioritizing activities and projects.  Follows the instructions to complete required work and assignments (scheduled or non-scheduled) in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.   Keeps Supervisor informed of activities status on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain and document all non-Edison electrical distribution panels, MCC panels, and all pushbutton stations in clean and working order. 
  • Utilize the retort log to document, maintain and calibrate the retort instrumentation. 
  • Promptly attends to breakdowns and/or malfunctions. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair motors (480VAC to 24VDC), control systems, sensors, relays, starters, timers, level controllers, RTD’s etc. add this:  Trouble shoot and program servo-drives. 
  • Provide diagnostics, calibrations and repair of equipment and equipment components which includes but is not limited to: heating, ventilation, air conditioning equipment, manufacturing equipment, pumps, piping, retorts, busse systems, vessels, plumbing components and facility equipment and building and grounds.  Also includes, but is not limited to, tasks such as:   
    • 1.  Properly lubricate equipment, bearings, and gearboxes.
    • 2.  Check belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chains etc. for wear and replace/repair prior to failure.
    • 3.  Rebuild pumps, valves, gearboxes as needed. 
    • 4.  Perform pipe fitting and welding for various metals and materials.
    • 5.  Repair and/or fabrication of guards, guides, rails, etc. as required.
    • 6.  Perform general facility repairs such as plumbing, doors, walls, floors, roof, ceilings, etc. 
  • Design and fabricate electrical panels. 
  • Install new equipment to current electrical system. 
  • Bend and install conduit and run conductors. 
  • Utilize Programmable Logic Controllers, computer, drawings, schematics and layouts to perform duties. 
  • Maintain the control and instrumentation systems, troubleshoots and repairs all related control issues. 
  • Perform preventive maintenance of critical plant and support equipment on a regular basis and properly document for maintenance records. 
  • Provide support to technicians with other areas of expertise to troubleshoot simple and complex equipment problems. 
  • Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools, and for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Will be required to collaborate and work with other team members easily and effectively with maintaining good rapport with exceptional interpersonal skills. 
  • Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various levels of the business in non-technical terms. 
  • Will be expected to take initiative, drive results and have a customer focus mind-set. 

Other Duties 

  • Assist with electrical conservation efforts. 
  • Troubleshoots and identifies ways to increase equipment performance and production speeds for improvement of efficiency. 
  • Assist with repair of forklifts as needed. 
  • Assist with fillers disassembly or assembly for sanitation department in a timely manner.   
  • Specify and order electrical parts as required.
  • Ensure the Preventative Maintenance Program in SAP is followed. 
  • Complete Work Order activities in the SAP program.  
  • Operate production equipment, forklift, scissor lift, and boom lift/other industrial lifts as needed. 
  • Handle mechanical work as required. 
  • Efficiently complete all required reports. 
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, quarterly plant-wide employee meetings, and training sessions (including safety training). 
  • Maintain the work area clean and organized.  Ensures tools, equipment parts, oil/grease barrels, etc.  are orderly and stored in the right locations. 
  • Works closely with the Central Parts Clerk to ensure all critical parts for the equipment are available.  
  • Ensures all parts obtained from the storage room are properly documented in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts.  
  • Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to keep equipment and machinery in proper working condition. 
  • Perform other activities/duties assigned by the lead or supervisor. 
  • Maintains a good working relationship with other areas and within the entire maintenance team. 
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including PPE, safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices. 

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) 

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant shoes, uniform or smock, back support belt. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  

(All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.) 

Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion. 

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. 

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. 

Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.  

Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. 

Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. 

Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.  

Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time. 

Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. 

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. 

Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. 

Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. 

Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling. 

Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. 

Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. 

Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. 

Hearing: Ability to hear verbal communication in a noisy environment. 

Vision:  Attention to the surroundings when operating a forklift. 

Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. 

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.  

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. 

Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Very Heavy Work:  Heavy Work:  Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position. 

Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. 

Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather. 

Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside. 

Extreme cold:  Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. 

Vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body. 

Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. 

Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. 

Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids. 

Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70% to 92%. 

Respirator:  Use is required. 

None:  No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).   

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED 

Individual must have a proven background in an Electrical and Controls role.  Experience troubleshooting and correcting Controls, PLC’s, and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic issues on process and facilities equipment.  Must be able to read electrical schematics and work with little or no direct Supervision. Experience in fabrication, knowledge of metals and welding is desirable.  Knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation. 

  • High School graduate or equivalent; trade/technical school preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a plant electrician. 
  • Working knowledge of NEC codes, NEMA classifications, grounding, servo drives,frequency drives, AC and DC motors, circuit breakers, fuses, transformers, pushbuttons, selector switches, contact blocks, relays, timers, solenoid valves, limit switches, proximity sensors, magnetic sensors and photoelectric sensors. 
  • Proficient in PLC programming. 
  • Ability to draw, read and understand blueprints, equipment manuals, electrical schematics and ladder logic.
  • Ability to use amp/volt/watt meter, megohmeters, electrical hand tools and wire; ability to solder wire. Ability to rewire and/or repair control systems, sensors, relays, starters, timers, level  controllers, RTD’s, etc.
  • Ability to use various other hand tools and machine shop tools such as presses, saws and bench grinder. 
  • Ability to MIG and heliarc weld preferred. 
  • Proficient at troubleshooting equipment and making proper mechanical adjustments. 
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, sprockets, chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing. 
  • Able to read, write and communicate in English. 
  • Must be computer literate in programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. 
  • Experience with Preventive Maintenance databases/software desirable; SAP experience a plus. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures. Ability to write reports. 
  • Forklift certification may be required  (Bumble Bee will train and certify, if necessary). 

Packaging Equipment Mechanic

April 27th, 2022 |

PURPOSE 

To repair and maintain all Label & Tray equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production requirements. 

DUTIES 

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. These duties directly and substantially serve to achieve the purpose of the position. 

  • Responsible for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner. 
  • Lubricate equipment, bearings and gearboxes. 
  • Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools. 
  • Check belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chain etc. for wear to replace/repair prior to failure
  • Maintain all conveyors in clean condition, and mechanical order.
  • Set and adjust equipment to meet quality standards.
  • Set and adjust equipment to optimize production output. 
  • Changeover equipment for different configurations. 
  • Maintain other Label & Tray equipment in clean condition, and mechanical order. 
  • Assist with repair and maintenance outside of Label and Tray areas. 
  • Assist electricians in repair and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Will be required to collaborate and work with other team members easily and effectively with maintaining good rapport with exceptional interpersonal skills. 
  • Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various levels of the business in non-technical terms.
  • Will be expected to take initiative, drive results and have a customer focus mind-set. 

Other Duties 

  • Assist with repair and maintenance outside of Label and Tray areas. 
  • Assist electricians in repair and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Remove guards and parts for proper equipment cleaning by the sanitation personnel. 
  • Operate Label and Tray Equipment as required. 
  • Draw and utilize drawings, sketches and layouts to perform duties. 
  • Repair and/or fabrication of guards, guides, rails, etc. as required. 
  • Clean up and wash down with chemicals as required. 
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures, including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices. 

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) 

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant shoes, uniform or smock, back support belt. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS  

(All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.) 

Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion. 

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. 

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. 

Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.  

Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. 

Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. 

Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.  

Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time. 

Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. 

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. 

Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. 

Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. 

Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling. 

Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. 

Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. 

Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly. 

Hearing: Ability to hear verbal communication in a noisy environment. 

Vision:  Attention to the surroundings when operating a forklift. 

Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. 

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.  

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work. 

Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Very Heavy Work:  Heavy Work:  Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. 

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position. 

Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. 

Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather. 

Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside. 

Extreme cold:  Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. 

Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. 

Vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body. 

Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. 

Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation. 

Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids. 

Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70% to 92%. 

Respirator:  Use is required. 

None:  No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).   

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED 

Individual must have a proven background in an Electrical and Controls role.  Experience troubleshooting and correcting Controls, PLC’s, and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic issues on process and facilities equipment.  Must be able to read electrical schematics and work with little or no direct Supervision. Experience in fabrication, knowledge of metals and welding is desirable.  Knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation. 

  • High School diploma or equivalent; Technical School preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing facility with packaging equipment.   
  • Must pass Bumble Bee Basic Maintenance test 
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, etc. 
  • Knowledgeable about sprockets and chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing. 
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship between equipment and conveyor speeds and  
  • production output. 
  • Proficient at troubleshooting equipment and making proper mechanical adjustments. 
  • Proficient in tool selection for each job. 
  • Proficient at measuring with tape measure and calipers. 
  • Proficient at reading blueprints and equipment manuals. 
  • Ability to use computers 
  • Ability to use drill, saw, and other hand tools, and taps and dies 
  • Ability to use drill press, hydraulic press, horizontal saw, vertical saw and bench grinder. 
  • Ability to MIG and heliarc weld preferred. 
  • Ability to thread and bend pipe preferred. May operate company vehicles including pick-up truck (requires valid driver license)and  forklift. 

 

 

Maintenance Supervisor

March 10th, 2022 |

PURPOSE

Provide the leadership and supervision required to accomplish all plant maintenance including facilities, utilities and operations, to reduce downtime and assure peak plant efficiency on assigned shift.  Direct all maintenance planning, design and project completions.

DUTIES

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

  1. Supervise Operating Maintenance Department
  • Establish priorities and provide guidance and leadership to maintenance personnel.
  • Review work in progress of maintenance personnel.
  • Assure on-going training and education of maintenance crew.
  • Maintain self-improvement through conferences, technical books, magazines or educational courses.
  1. Technical Competencies
  • Having knowledge and skills in Mechanical functions of production equipment including Conveyors, Packaging equipment, Pump and Hydraulic/Pnuematic cylinders.
  • Experienced in Electrical, Motor Controls of production equipment stated above.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair the production equipment stated above
  1. Comply with Environment Regulations
  • Supervise proper operations of water treatment and discharge systems, with complete understanding of chemical and water process flows related to food product wastewater.
  • Oversee boiler’s air emissions within permit limitation.
  • Work with Safety Supervisor to ensure compliance with all operational permits.
  • Be acquainted with and up-to-date on environmental regulations.
  1. Utilities
    • Responsible for water, power, gas systems maintenance and usage efficiencies.
  1. Safety Activities
  • Participate in, and support all safety program elements, directed towards meeting the plant’s TIR (Total Incident Rate) goal established each year by Corporate. This includes safety training, inspections/audits, incident investigations, incentive programs, and any other safety-related activities.
  • Maintain plant  PSM  and  PHA program  relating to  Ammonia  usage  within the facility.

6.     Quality Activities

  • Participate in and support all quality compliance.
  1. Other Duties
  • Operate company vehicle(s) when required
  • Work with chemicals when demonstrating the correct use to department personnel.
  • Understand the operation of all equipment and machinery within the department.
  • Regularly use CAD and MS Office computer programs.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing practices.
  • Will be required to collaborate and work with other team members easily and effectively with maintaining good rapport with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various levels of the business in non-technical terms.
  • Will be expected to take initiative, drive results and manage execution.
  • Responsible for attracting, developing and retaining talent
  • Will have a customer focus mind-set.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, eye protection, gloves, slip resistant shoes, uniform or smock, back support belt.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

(All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.)

☒     Climbing:  Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized.  This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

☒    Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

☒    Stooping: Bending body downward and forward bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important    if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

☒    Kneeling:  Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

☒    Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

☒    Crawling:  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

☒    Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

☒    Standing:  Particularly for sustained periods of time.

☒    Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

☒    Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

☒    Pulling:  Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

☒    Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

☒    Fingering:  Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole arm as in handling.

☒    Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

☒    Feeling:  Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

☒    Talking:  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Includes those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

☒    Hearing: Ability to hear verbal communication in a noisy environment.

☒    Vision:  Attention to the surroundings when operating a forklift.

☐    Repetitive motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

Degree of physical exertion required for the position.

☐   Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary Work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

☒   Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

☐   Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

☐   Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

☐   Very Heavy Work:  Heavy Work:  Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Environmental conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.

☒    Inside environmental conditions:  Protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.

☒    Outside environmental conditions:  No effective protection from weather.

☒    Both environmental conditions:  Activities occur inside and outside.

☒    Extreme cold:  Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

☒    Extreme heat:  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

☒    Noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

☒    Vibration:  Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or the whole body.

☒    Hazard:  Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

☒    Atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

☒    Oils:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

☒    Humidity: Exposure to humid conditions ranging from 70% to 92%.

☒    Respirator:  Use is required.

☐    None:  No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in food plant maintenance.
  • Basic accounting knowledge.
  • Complete understanding of PLC and logic controls for high speed operating equipment.
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Basic computer experience (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc) required.
  • Experience with Preventative Maintenance Databases and Software (i.e. SAP) is preferred

 

 

Seamer Mechanic

June 3rd, 2021 |

PURPOSE

To provide adequate maintenance to keep equipment uptime and efficiency at 85% as a minimum of fillers, seamers, oiler conveyors, can washers, conveyor belts and other packing related equipment to efficiently meet quality standards and production daily requirements.

DUTIES

The duties of this position are those described below.  This job description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.

  • Responsible for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Follows assignments and priorities as directed by area Lead, Supervisor or Department Manager.
  • Maintains and repairs fillers, seamers, oiler conveyors, can washers, conveyor belts and other packing related equipment.
  • Change filler formats when needed.
  • Able to setup and adjust seamers to achieve proper seams, according to specifications.
  • Properly lubricates equipment, bearings and gearboxes.
  • Checks belts, rollers, gears, sprockets, chain, etc. for wear to replace/repair prior to failure.
  • Remove and replace filler parts for sanitation activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment, parts, tools, racks, materials, etc. clean, orderly and properly stored.
  • Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to keep equipment and machinery in proper working condition.
  • Works closely with the Central Parts Clerk to assure all critical and spare parts for the equipment are readily available. Ensures all parts obtained from the parts room are properly documented in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts.
  • Ensures the preventive maintenance (PM) program is followed and tasks are completed as scheduled and documented.
  • Ensures all preventive and/or corrective maintenance activities are properly documented.
  • Ensures a good working relationship with other areas and the entire maintenance team is maintained.
  • Reports the status of activities in a written and verbal manner to the supervisor on a daily basis.
  • Will be required to collaborate and work with other team members easily and effectively with maintaining good rapport with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Will be required to have excellent oral and written communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with various levels of the business in non-technical terms.
  • Will be expected to take initiative and drive results.
  • Will have a customer focus mind-set.

General Maintenance and Other Duties

  • Complies with, and ensures direct reports adhere to all company policies and procedures including safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Installs new equipment as required.
  • Assist other mechanics in repair and maintenance of general production, utilities and facility equipment.
  • May assist with training of new seamer/filler mechanic employees.
  • May be required to operate industrial forklifts, pallet jacks and other company vehicles; and only after successfully passing Bumble Bee training and certification process.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
  • Provides support to other areas when required.

Education, Experience, and Skills required

  • Individual must have a proven background in an industrial maintenance mechanic role with minimum two (2) years previous experience working with canning equipment including seamers and fillers. Experience with Luthi fillers is a plus.
  • Ability to read/write speak and comprehend English preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • High School graduate or equivalent; technical school preferred.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, blueprints, and equipment manuals, and work with little or no direct supervision.
  • Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, sprockets, seals, pumps, valves, chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about the relationship between equipment and conveyor speeds and production output
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and resolving mechanical problems.
  • Proficient in tool selection for each job, and measuring with tape measure and calipers.
  • Ability to use drill, saw, taps, dies, and use hand tools.
  • Familiarity with drill press, hydraulic press, horizontal saw, vertical saw and bench grinder.
  • Ability to use computers for programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, etc. Experience with Preventative Maintenance Databases and Software (i.e. SAP) is preferred.

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, chemical resistant gloves, slip resistant safety shoes with toe protection, uniform or smock, freezer suit, and safety goggles with face shield, as required.