Maintenance Mechanic III

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.
Effectively troubleshoot and repair complex mechanical equipment, as well as diagnose complex electrical problems with speed and accuracy.
Proactively perform line inspections and generate work orders to repair any potential mechanical deficiency encountered
Perform equipment PM
Train lower classification mechanics
Insure equipment is operating in a safe, reliable and optimal manner. Consistently look for ways to improve or for ways to increase equipment reliability and efficiency
Troubleshoot and repair all related plant equipment in a timely manner and with minimum downtime demonstrating urgency and accuracy
Complete work orders, part requisitions and PM's on time and on schedule with accuracy and excellent craftsmanship
Encourage good safety practice and insure GMP are maintained within the department and promote engagement and leadership
Train mechanics of lower classification and maintain a clean and safe well organize working environment for all. Maintain a good working relationship and communication with all levels
Must have a minimum of three (3) years industrial maintenance experience, preferably in the food industry
Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English, perform basic math functions and comprehend equipment manuals and instructions
Able to expertly troubleshoot and have the ability to read electrical and mechanical schematics.
Must also have a good understanding of electronics and PLS's
Must be familiar with pumps, understand gear ratios and speeds and operate hand and power tools.
Must fully understand electrical controls, motors, relays and auxiliary equipment.
Must have a good understanding of salient OSHA standards and guidelines.
Must have metal fabrication skills as well as basic mill and lathe knowledge
Must have the ability to expertly use welding and cutting equipment and be proficient in all aspects of plant maintenance.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must be able to push, pull, bend and crouch
Must be able to work on wet concrete floor, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
Must be able to work safely from ladders and in confined spaces
Must be able to pass the Industrial Maintenance Test
Must be able to work overtime, weekends and/or times dictated by production requirements/needs
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer ? Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

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