Ventura Foods is seeking applicant for a Mechanic (Maintenance Tech I & II) in Birmingham, AL. Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables. We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.


MECHANIC (MAINTENANCE TECH I & II)

PAY: $25 PER HOUR

2ND SHIFT: $1.00 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL

3RD SHIFT: $1.50 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL


SUMMARY:

Utilizing skill set, maintain optimal operating condition of equipment using company approved food safety practices/policies. Train Production Machine Technician to increase skill level in the department. Decrease equipment downtime utilizing training and skills.


Shift Openings:

2nd Shift: 2:45pm - 11pm

3rd Shift: 10:45pm -  7am 


Weekends:

Mandatory rotating weekends of work between team members. 


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs corrective maintenance and emergency maintenance on food packaging/processing equipment to maximize machine up-time
  • Completion of scheduled preventative maintenance and work orders assigned to increase asset life
  • Troubleshoot and resolve minor equipment mechanical/electrical issues
  • Rebuild pumps, mills, gearboxes and other miscellaneous mechanical entities
  • Utilize plant systems to generate work requests, track hours worked and initiate purchasing requests
  • Assists Production Machine Operators in troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Train Machine operators with up to date information to increase skill level within department    
  • Performs all work in accordance with established HACCP and OSHA policies. Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude and problem s and ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only a limited standardization exists
  • Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form
  • Able to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical concepts and operating safety and basic understanding of mechanical applications and principles
  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades


BENEFITS:

  • $1,000 Sign-on & Referral Program
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Medical & Prescription Coverage
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Profit Sharing and 401k Matching
  • Basic and Supplemental (AD&D) Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


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