Lauridsen Group Inc. Maintenance Technician - Lytton, IA - Essentia in Lytton, Iowa
Here at Essentia, we take good care of our employees, and are serious about our social responsibility towards both community and people. We respect that there is a family side to most people, and we encourage our employees to respect a good work-life balance. That is why we offer 3 weeks of paid time off (accrued at 4.61 hour each pay period) upon hire. Plus with our shift schedules, you will have 7 days off in a 14 day period! Additionally, wherever we develop our business it is with great respect for the local culture and ways of life. So no matter where you join us, at Essentia, you will feel the local soul that we encourage to keep.
Support continuous improvement in all aspects of production through performing all duties as assigned by Maintenance Supervisor and Plant Management such as but not limited to:
Examine, test, maintain and repair all physical plant machinery and equipment to assure safe and efficient operations
Inspect, maintain and repair cooling and heating systems
Repair and install pipes, fittings, fixtures and other plumbing duties as required
Maintain and repair pumps, valves and motors as required by management
Record and log maintenance repairs and inspections
Process work orders as assigned incorporating and prioritizing needs according to overall effect on plant operations
Perform preventive maintenance tasks for plant machinery and equipment, the physical plant, utilities and grounds to assure the safe and efficient operation in accordance with state, federal, local regulations and company procedures
Construct and repair production facilities, including building, structure walls, floors, cabinets and fixtures
Follow good housekeeping practices for maintenance and production areas such as washing, cleaning and maintaining tools and other equipment.
Assist in maintenance, improvements and safe conditions of facility and grounds by mowing and trimming grounds, snow and ice removal from company sidewalks and driveways, painting and sanitation tasks.
Operate company vehicle, lifts, industrial trucks and non-motorized pallet jacks as required.
Assist in ensuring fundamental food safety and quality practices are maintained to achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support ongoing improvements of food safety programs.
Electrical knowledge ranging from 110 volts of power to 480 volts (3 phase).
General and specific knowledge and abilities in welding of different alloys, including stainless steel; and equipment knowledge, including bearings, shaft, bolt, nut, wrench and belt sizes.
Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
Sustained physical effort required to move through various work area; directing, assisting, diagnosing and monitoring work performance.
Must be able to distinguish if food safety violations or product quality issues occur and resolve immediately or, if unable to resolve immediately, contact appropriate plant management (i.e. the Plant Manager and/or the QC Manager).
Maintenance personnel directed by Maintenance Supervisor and/or plant management are responsible to assist with duties and tasks in the event of staff absences.
Knowledge and ability to:
Operate industrial equipment such as hand wrenches, welders, power tools, cutting torch and use tape measure
Operate company vehicle as required and maintain a valid driver’s license
Perform basic math calculations
Legibly document data for record keeping purposes
Read gauges and record data in legible manner in accordance with established procedures
Analyze complex information and problem solve
Understand wire diagrams, construction plans and diagrams
Implement all safety techniques and mandated sanitary rules and regulations in accordance with established policies and procedures related plant and equipment/machinery operations
Understand and communicate technical information through use of written documentation or oral presentation
Remain calm and professional at all times
Interpret and work from oral and written instructions
Cooperate with all Essentia team members
Work daily and extended hours as necessary
Analyze and comprehend complex information to assure proper equipment and instructions on safe and proper usage
Learn how to operate new equipment/machinery
Tear down equipment, repairing and restoring to operation
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Key: Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Frequent
Sitting - Occasional
Walking - Frequent
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent
Reaching Above Shoulder - Frequent
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Frequent
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - Occasional
Protected Heights - Frequent
Lifting Weights from 0 to 100 pounds - Frequent
Weighing from 0 to 100 pounds - Occasional
Be Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Frequent
Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional
Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Frequent
Recording Data - Occasional
Operating Office Equipment - Occasional
Operating Computer - Occasional
Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent
Firm Grasping (right and left) - Frequent
Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Frequent
Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - Occasional
Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access
Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Color Definition - Yes
Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate
and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform
Job Duties - Yes
Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Continuous
Office - Occasional
Multiple Locations - Frequent
Plant - Continuous
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Continuous
Rough Terrain - Occasional
Other - N/A
J OB QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma, G.E.D. certification or equivalent working experience.
Experience with equipment maintenance required. Two to three years’ experience related to industrial electrical, industrial welding or industrial plumbing preferred. Valid driver’s license. Stable work history.
LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.
Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.
What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.