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HORMEL FOODS SALES, LLC Burke - Facility Tech (3rd Shift) in Ames, Iowa

3rd Shift, 11:00PM to 7:00AM, M-FStarting Pay: $20.50- $21.75, +$0.60 Shift DifferentialGeneral Description: This position is responsible for the preventive maintenance of Building/Grounds and facilities equipment. The individual is required to contribute to harmony in the workplace.Essential Functions: Performs required PM tasks including set up - tear down of process equipment, maintain tool room equipment regarding plates, knifes, blades, facility rounds to inspect and record various repairs needed, operates and maintains equipment associated with maintenance; inspects facility safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems; performs grounds environmental audit to insure compliance is always maintained; performs routine preventative maintenance on machinery, equipment, and physical structures, and on the plumbing, mechanical, and pneumatic system of all Burke Corporation establishments; performs routine preventive maintenance inspections; follows specifications, diagrams, and service manuals to maintain equipment; visually inspects and listens to machinery and equipment to locate the causes of malfunctions; replaces worn and defective parts; starts machines and equipment to test operation following maintenance; records maintenance activities; cleans and lubricates machine/equipment parts using rags, brushes, grease gun, and oil can; paints machines and equipment to prevent corrosion; uses power tools and hand tools; patches or replaces plumbing fixtures. Ensures safe and optimum functioning equipment; systems, and processes; maintains the safest possible work environment for employees; minimizes facilities/utility related downtime. Knows and understands minimum capabilities of equipment; ensures equipment changes are properly documented in the associated equipment manual; works within request/order system; records time worked and spent on individual tasks. Decreases the risk of contamination by ensuring work is performed according to USDA guidelines and Good Manufacturing Practices requirement; identifies and corrects possible contamination issues; ensures equipment and materials are in accordance with USDA standards; works within OSHA standards.Other Functions: May perform general housekeeping duties, may receive technical training from co-workers and/or contractors and vendors; may relieve Maintenance Technicians of their duties, may drive to various locations to obtain supplies.Safety Considerations:This position is responsible for maintaining equipment to ensure human and mechanical safety. Identifies and reports safety hazards. Works in compliance with strict safety policies and serves as focal point of safety issues and concerns. Complies with local, state, and federal laws and company procedures. The individual is expected to exercise appropriate care to avoid injury to self and others. Assists and takes action in emergencies to include : extrication of personnel, fire fighting, isolation of electrical, water, CO2, or natural gas supply, isolation of steam system. Assesses and takes immediate action for prevention and/or reduction of potential catastrophic emergencies, such as explosions, natural disasters, water, fire, steam, or CO2 emergencies.Equipment: Hand and power tools, grinders, drills, drill presses, band saws, cutters, presses, rider type lawn mowers, push type lawn mowers, weed whackers, shovels, sprayers, skid loader, company 'maintenance' truck, high pressure water, steam cleaners, hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, hairnet, boots, gloves, frock.Physical and Environmental Characteristics:Required Physical Activities: Standing, walking, sitting, riding, bending, climbing steps and ladders, lifting.Physical Characteristics at Work: Maintenance work may be performed in confined spaces and at heights above 8 feet. Requires lifting up to 100 lbs. May be required to lay on back to maintain equipment.Environmental Conditions:work is performed within extreme temperature variations