Industrial Maintenance Technician
Dean Foods

Garden City, Kansas
$7.25 per hour

Job Title

Industrial Maintenance TechnicianLocation

Garden City, KansasDescription

General Purpose:
Perform a variety of maintenance duties including general maintenance, preventative maintenance, equipment construction, welding, electrical trouble shooting, and facility maintenance. Mechanic I position exhibits a higher degree of core competency and lower supervision requirement than Mechanic II.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow all DFA GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements
Ensure compliance with all company policies, local, state, and federal regulations
Ensure the following facility programs are followed: Safety, Food Safety, GMP, Preventive Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Sanitation
Help ensure all policies and procedures for the PMO (Pasteurized Milk Ordinance), American Institute of Baking (AIB) and Quality Assurance International (QAI - organic) are followed
Firmly adhere to the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America. Exhibit honesty, discretion, and sound judgment
Have a full understanding of product flow from the raw silos through the bagging operation
Under minimal supervision, perform the duties and responsibilities in one or more of the following areas:

General Maintenance
Perform general maintenance functions in accordance with blueprints, layouts, schematics of circuits and controls, and written or verbal instructions
Exhibit the ability to anticipate parts requirements for the tasks, follow proper purchasing procedures, and acquire parts ahead of anticipated task performance (Mechanic I)
Mechanical duties include but are not limited to rebuilding pumps and valves; replacing bearings, belts, sheaves, chains and sprockets; and building maintenance
Electrical assignments may require installing conduit and wire; installing or replacing control components; installing, testing or replacing electric motors; and troubleshooting electric systems using drawings, schematics, and Programmable Logic Controller status
Plumbing assignments may include replacement of damaged piping or piping components made of copper, stainless steel, black iron, or plastic. Additionally, installation of plumbing pipes of the various materials listed herein plus valves and auxiliary components may be necessary
Ensure all paperwork is done correctly and completely at designated intervals
Troubleshoot all plant equipment when needed
Constantly look for continuous improvement and process improvement
Safeguard and protect all company assets in his or her care
Make decisions in a timely manner
Anticipate problems and implement solutions
Demonstrate good judgment in safeguarding customer, company, vendor, and employee information
Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives
Use skills and talent to contribute to organizational success
Maintain cooperative working relationships and communications with customers, vendors, employees, and peers
Maintain a well-groomed, professional appearance for the position and the situation

Preventative Maintenance
Perform routine inspections of equipment for assessment of reliability and performance
May require lubrication or parts replacement or adjustments to equipment
Perform chemical analysis of water treatment systems within the plant and make necessary adjustments to optimize performance
Inspect wastewater treatment systems and perform tests as necessary to maintain proper performance of treatment systems

Demonstrate general knowledge and/or acquire skills necessary to perform stick and TIG welding to build or repair plant equipment
Increase skills to knowledge of and ability to conform to 3A standard

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED required
6 months of on-the-job experience
Certification and/or License - None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of welding and basic electricity
Working knowledge of mechanical power transmission, including the ability to troubleshoot components
Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Able to use and understand calculations
Able to perform routine machine adjustments
Able to identify problems, take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems, and implement recommended solutions
Able to present options and ideas to current processes or procedures
Able to adapt and manage to change effectively
Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision
Able to cooperate with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary and sharing relevant information
Able to project a professional image
Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism
Able to interact positively and work effectively others (interpersonal skills)
Able to maintain a positive "can do" outlook and rebound quickly from frustrations or unpleasantness
Must be able to read, write, and speak English - well enough to prepare and comprehend blueprints, instructions, and complete reports

Reporting to this Position:

Backup Support to Position(s):
Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Lead

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No travel required
5%-15% (1-3 times per year)
15%-25% (1-2 times per quarter)
25%-50% (up to 1 week per month)
50%-75% (up to 2 weeks per month)
75%-100% (3+ weeks per month)


Job Description Completed By:
Brena Cordova, Human Resources Supv. - Plant
July 2016

Job Description Approved By:
Mike Lentell, Maintenance Manager
July 2016


Revised: 07/05/2016

See last page for Physical Demands

DFA Physical Demands and Work Environment
Place an "X" in the appropriate response

0% of shiftOccasional
1-33% of shiftFrequent
34-66% of shiftConstant
67-100% of shift
Physical Demands
Grasp, handle, twist or typeX
Reach (forward or overhead)X
Climb (stairs or ladder)X
Squatting, kneeling or bendingX
Driving a vehicleX
Up to 10 poundsX
Up to 25 poundsX
Up to 55 poundsX
Up to 75 poundsX
75-100 poundsX
Work Environment
Toxic or noxious chemicalsX
Outdoor weather conditions X
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)X
Refrigerated temps (non-weather) < 40°X
Elevated heat (non-weather) > 95°X
Loud noises > 80 decibelsX
Ability to work around dairy/food productsX
Work in tight or narrow spacesX
Working in, around & over lines/obstaclesX
Ability to work with limited supervisionX
Typical office environmentX
Typical manufacturing environmentX
Typical farm/livestock environmentX
Typical lab environmentX

Sensory Demands
Verbal Communication Touch Smell
Hear Reading
Taste Writing

Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish color)
Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are
fixed on a given point)
Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)


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