Position Description:

This Maintenance Technician position is responsible for performing preventative maintenance and responding to facility and manufacturing equipment maintenance & repair. You will also be expected to work with production leadership to improve equipment and system reliability and support continuous improvement efforts. Additionally, you will participate with coordinating and supporting the installation of new equipment or systems. Our facility is expanding, which provides the opportunity to be involved in the development of maintenance department process and procedure development. This is a permanent full-time position. In order to help ensure all aspects of this position are performed as expected, measurable metrics will be provided along with regularly scheduled performance reviews. This position reports to the Brewery Operations Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Properly prepare and maintain all production equipment and facility systems to assure peak operational efficiency is maintained.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and system issues (electrical, mechanical and pneumatic) in real-time as required.
  • Provide hands-on support with solving daily production issues as well as supporting continuous improvement processes with recommend solutions to address capacity, cost and quality.
  • Execute minor construction projects needed to address facility or production equipment modifications.
  • Assist with developing and implementing a preventative maintenance program and schedule for all equipment and systems, including the management of the spare parts inventory.
  • Evaluate manufacturing performance data and make recommendations for addressing systemic issues.
  • Must work in a safe manner and comply with all health, safety, security and emergency requirements. Assesses workplace safety and coordinates with the management team to remedy any recognized potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Comply with all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), and any/all established processes, whether established by their manager, by the company or by law. Works with the management team to resolve any known conditions potentially affecting food safety or product quality.
  • Partner with production line operators to meet production schedules, including troubleshooting and identification of root cause issues and corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Demonstrate a leadership position within the company to assist and teach operators basic preventative maintenance procedures and adjustments to settings to improve efficiency.
  • Assist production line team during equipment tear down, sanitation and reassembly process to ensure proper execution of procedures and minimization of downtime or changeover process time.
  • Identify process improvements resulting in cost savings, efficiency improvements, and quality or safety improvements.
  • Communicate and coordinate with outside vendors as needed.
  • Responsible for facility maintenance and ensuring safe work conditions.
  • Assist other areas of production or equipment operators as needed.
  • Maintain proper documentation and record keeping, including data entry in computer system.
  • Assist with managing spare parts inventory and ordering.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous maintenance technician or maintenance mechanic experience, preferably in a food or similar manufacturing environment.
  • Comfortable learning new equipment and mechanical systems and troubleshooting under pressure
  • Experienced in the operation of a forklift, scissor lift or pallet jack, as well as other rental equipment typically used in construction of maintenance situations.
  • Basic working knowledge of plumbing systems and installation a bonus.
  • Basic working knowledge of electricity - 220v and above a bonus
  • Basic working knowledge of industrial refrigeration a bonus.
  • Understanding of food safety, workplace safety, and food quality standards is strongly preferred.
  • Prior exposure or certifications in GMP and HACCP application. Familiarity with SQF policies a bonus.
  • Ability to perform the physical job demands.
  • Self-directed, personally motivated with strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Team player able to work well with others and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Excellent attendance and performance track record.
  • Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.


Hours and Compensation:

  • TBD Based on experience
  • Full time Hourly
  • General Schedule: 2nd Shift Monday - Friday 3 - 11 pm
  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits after 90 days, company pays 70% individual Medical
  • 5 days PTO per year to start
  • Training will occur during first shift hours.
  • The maintenance role requires flexibility in hours and days sometimes weekend shifts and overtime are necessary.
  • We expect our maintenance techs to be willing to be “on-call” outside normal work hours as needed.

Buchi Kombucha is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.