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Maintenance Technician - Nights

Company: Ocean Spray
Location: Breinigsville
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding career and not just a job? Ocean Spray is hiring Maintenance Technicians Nights at its Lehigh Valley facility.

Why work for Ocean Spray?

  • Competitive Pay
  • Shift Premiums for Nights
  • Benefits on the first day of employment
  • Bonus and incentive programs
  • Health and Wellness Support
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Stable and Essential Employment

    Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada, and Chile, who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-your products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, colleagues, and the environment.

    The Lehigh Valley facility is located in Breinigsville, PA, and is actively seeking Maintenance Technicians to join our team. This 300,000 square foot plant has (4) production lines and can produce up to 40 million cases per year. This volume represents more than 45% of Ocean Spray's North American volume and is operated with a workforce of approximately 200 employees.

    Job Summary:

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to proficiently perform the duties associated with the maintenance of the plant production. To ensure the effective operation of production equipment related to electrical processes, electronic systems, and mechanical functions that include installation, changeovers, and repairs. All activities are related to processing, packaging or support equipment toward the optimization of quality, productivity, safety and the reliability plan.

    Other duties and responsibilities of this position include routine maintenance, lubrication, quality checks, size changeovers, data collection and/or data entry, interface with production scheduling, inventory control, measurements and control of processes, and active participation in the team process through cooperation, problem-solving, and continuous improvement as well as any other duties assigned to support the needs of the business.

    Comply with all quality, safety, attendance, and work-rule requirements. Will perform other duties including, but not limited to, re-work, hand stacking, cleaning, painting, sweeping, shoveling, and garbage clean up.

    Due to the nature of this position, moderate physical activity is required, and employees may be required to frequently lift full cases of juice products in certain positions.

    The primary responsibilities of this position are to:
    • Interfaces with production scheduling and inventory control.
    • Performs measurement control of Maintenance production process.
    • Perform regular and preventive electrical and mechanical maintenance on equipment to eliminate unscheduled downtime.
      • Supports line operations, assisting with problems on the line, rework, coverage, troubleshooting, and line relief as needed.
      • Answers line calls and supports operators.
      • Supports changeovers to ensure that they are performed in an efficient and timely manner.
      • Train operators and other mechanics in all aspects of electrical and mechanical equipment maintenance and operation.
      • Trained in following LOTO (Lock-out/Tag-out) procedures.
      • Rebuilds parts, fabricate materials, and updates prints to maintain and upgrade equipment as required.
      • Takes corrective action as required by initiated work orders through the Maximo System or as circumstances dictate and write new work orders to account for unplanned corrective maintenance time.
      • Interprets blueprints, schematics, ladder diagrams, and exploded parts diagrams.
      • Initiates purchase of required tools, parts, and materials and maintains accountability for tools issued.
      • Uses proper lock-out/tag-out, confined space, and hot works permit to maintain a safe environment and comply with EHS regulatory procedures.
      • Makes recommendations for equipment upgrades and modifications, as well as electrical, mechanical, and electronics safety procedures.
      • Upgrades skills and knowledge as equipment and technology development.
      • Performs Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and deep cleans.
      • Maintains an even flow of production.
      • Ensures adherence to the NEC (National Electric Code) and the NFPA code in all work performed.
      • Works with PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls) and ladder logic.
      • Keeps area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
      • Requires a valid fork truck license and the completion of routine maintenance checks and enter a record of necessary equipment repairs into a maintenance log.
      • Safely and competently operates forklifts, scissor lifts, and walk-behind lifts (certification required).
      • May be required to work outside or may be assigned to work in the freezer.
      • Completes all paperwork as required.
      • Other duties as assigned.

        Requirements:
        • Understanding and full engagement of the Hourly Accountabilities which are;
          • SAFETY-injury free, reporting unsafe conditions or behaviors and conducting oneself in the safest manner 100% of the time.
          • QUALITY-zero controllable holds/rework.
          • PRODUCTIVITY-meeting established targets and goals.
          • COST- understanding how what you do affects costs/cost per case and minimizing waste.
          • RESPECT-demonstrating behaviors consistent with our Code of Conduct and Work Rules Policy, having a positive attitude, behaving ethically, acting with integrity.
          • OWNERSHIP-positive leadership, inspiring others, accountability - yours and others.

            Education:
            • Bottling and manufacturing experience, a plus
            • High school diploma or equivalency

              All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

              Who We Are:

              You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what's better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.

              Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:
              • Grower Mindset - We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
              • Sustainable Results - Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
              • Integrity Above All - We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
              • Inclusive Teamwork - We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative.

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

Keywords: Ocean Spray, Allentown , Maintenance Technician - Nights, Professions , Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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