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Purfoods Industrial Maintenance Technician in Grinnell, Iowa

Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting.

  • Top priority is machine maintenance and repair but will also be responsible for a broad range of other maintenance activities.

  • Install, conduct preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, and maintain proper machine performance.

  • Will work with natural gas fired equipment, 480V, 3PH electrical, as well as ammonia systems and boiler.

  • Diagnose root cause of downtime or quality issues and make repairs to correct the issue.

  • Facilitate scheduled changeovers and repairs with production staff.

  • Recommend and initiate changes to improve equipment operating performance.

  • Create and supply parts lists for repairs & backup, and suggest purchase items.

  • Maintain documents related to maintenance, tests, modifications, and repairs.

  • May train Machine Operators and others on proper set-up and adjustment of equipment.

  • Perform facilities maintenance including general construction (light plumbing, electrical, and carpentry).

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant machine maintenance experience.

  • Experience working with gas fired equipment.

  • Electrical knowledge including 480V, 3 PH.

  • Knowledge/experience working with refrigeration, ammonia systems, heating, boilers, pneumatics, and/or PLC’s highly desired.

  • Preventive maintenance skills.

  • Senior level Maintenance Techs need experience working with maintenance management system (CMMS) to coordinate and track preventive maintenance and perform asset management.

  • Demonstrated commitment to following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other food safety rules.

  • Demonstrated behaviors consistent with our Core Values: Teamwork, Relentlessly Dependable, Appreciation & Respect, Innovation & Constant Improvement, and Nourishing Our Customers.

  • Strong machine maintenance and troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong problem solving skills -- knowing when to stop production vs wait until a natural break for production staff.

  • Ability to work proactively and independently.

  • Technical training or degree in maintenance field desired.

  • Ability to stand on concrete floors for 8-10 hour shifts.

  • Ability to lift in excess of 50 lbs, getting on the ground, being on a ladder or lift, and possibly a forklift.

  • Able to reach, grasp, bend, twist, squat or kneel.

  • Able to climb ladders or work on scissor lift. Fork lift skills a plus.

  • Working in hot, cold, or wet environments.

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom's Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or military status.

ID: 2020-1915

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

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Street: 810 Blakely Circle