Dole Packaged Foods

DMI Maintenance Technician I, II, CP

Job Location US-MI-Decatur
ID
2018-1440
Category
Maintenance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Overview:

 

 2ND SHIFT - Dole Packaged Foods (Decatur Operations) is a large diverse operation with the primary function of processing and packaging frozen fruit for retail sale. Critical to the execution of Dole Decatur’s function of processing and packaging frozen fruit is various processing and packaging equipment. To support business success, the site is staffed primarily on first shift (Mon-Thurs 5am – 4pm & Fri 7am -11am) to provide maintenance support to ensure safe and reliable operation.

 

Mission:

 

Ensure that the processing and packaging equipment is properly maintained to maximize reliability, safety, and to minimize or eliminate any adverse effect on processing, packaging, and storage of frozen fruit. Perform facility repairs and duties as needed to keep the facility safe for personnel and visitors.

Responsibilities

Tech Level I Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Has knowledge of basic concepts, practices, and procedures within fresh to frozen food processing and packaging. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision and primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.

 

Must be able to perform or acquire the following skills:

  • Understands the hazards of ammonia and Freon refrigeration systems.
  • Assist operations in change overs.
  • Monitor and record system information as necessary, report any abnormal conditions, and ensure proper communication across shifts.
  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance, repairs, and rebuilds on all associated equipment as assigned by supervisor. Identify damaged or defective equipment and repair in a timely manner.
  • Perform proper Lock-out/Tag-out procedures when working on equipment.
  • Perform basic welding and fabrication assignments from mechanical drawings and sketches.
  • Diagnose, analyze, investigate, and correct basic causes of malfunction of production and plant equipment.
  • Install, maintain, and repair wiring, lighting, and electrical equipment. Work from blueprints, wiring diagrams, and verbal instructions.
  • Safely use test equipment such as ohmmeters, volt meters, amp meters, power factor meters, power tools, electrician hand tools.
  • Keep work areas clean, neat, and orderly.
  • Other duties that is reasonably associated with the above functions of the job.

Tech Level II Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures fresh to frozen food processing and packaging. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks and works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

 

Must be able to perform or acquire the following skills:

  • Perform welding and fabrication assignments from mechanical drawings and sketches.
  • Diagnose, analyze, investigate, and correct common causes of malfunction of production and plant equipment.
  • Guide and assist Tech Level I technician in basic maintenance and fabrication techniques.
  • Guide and assist Tech Level I technicians in basic electrical/safety & troubleshooting techniques.
  • Able to properly use conduit bender, threading tools, and soldering iron.
  • Isolate systems of all potential energy and hazards to ensure proper Lock-out/Tag-out for maintenance work.
  • Provide maintenance and troubleshooting support of AC/DC motors and controls, check-weighers, X-ray and metal detection systems, and product coding printers.

 

Qualifications

Tech Level I Duties Qualifications:

  • Electrical safety training.
  • Basic working knowledge of electrical components used in processing and packaging systems like transformers, motors, motor controls, instruments, electrical protection devices.
  • Furnish and use hand tools normally expected of Electrician/Mechanical technicians.
  • Ability to obtain working understanding of a CMMS system. Document work completed, assign time and parts to proper WO.
  • Good working knowledge of conveyor systems, packaging machinery, pumps, gear reduction boxes, dicers, and other processing machinery.
  • Must work well under pressure and insure safe performance at all times.
  • Must demonstrate a cooperative behavior with co-workers, supervisors, and management.
  • Working knowledge of GMP’s within a food manufacturing facility.
  • Fork-lift and Aerial Lift license.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Basic computer navigation or HMI, CMMS, access procedure folder on network, and E-mail proficiency.
  • Demonstrate color proficiency.
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret equipment schematics, drawings, manufacturer’s literature, and technical procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers.
  • Must be able to attain Tech Level II at the end of their 6th year of being in maintenance department.
  • Must pass CPR course within first year of hire date.

Tech Level II Duties Qualifications:

 

  • Tech Level I for 3 years minimum to acquire experience and proficiency.
  • Knowledge and proficient use of electrical and controls calibration and testing tools.
  • Working knowledge of National Electric Code.
  • Working knowledge of electrical components used in processing and packaging systems like transformers, motors, motor controls, instruments, electrical protection devices.
  • Arc Flash and Electrical Safety Training Class (Off Site Class and will be issued CAT II PPE Upon Completion)
  • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge of various components used in cold storage, food processing, and facility equipment.

  

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass job specific Physical Ability Test (PAT).

 

  • Must be able to work in temperature range from 30 to 50 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Noise produced by manufacturing machinery up to 92 decibels.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, vertical & inclined ladders up to 20ft daily.
  • Must be able to do repetitive movements of bending, reaching up to 24” overhead and forward up to 30”, squatting, pushing, and pulling an average weight of 10-30 lbs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds with a carrying distance of up to 5ft.
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time on concrete and/or metal grating.
  • Requires climbing, standing, kneeling, crawling, lying on back and/or stomach, stooping, twisting, lifting, and other physical movements at times within cramped quarters to perform job.
  • Flexibility to work different shifts and days when required.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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