Maintenance Mechanic-Utilities - Paw Paw,MI

  • Company: Coca-Cola
  • Location: Paw Paw, Michigan
  • Posted: October 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: 35895
The primary role of the Maintenance Mechanic in the Utilities department is to provide competent & effective mechanic maintenance for Utilities department support to Plant operations. Plant utilities include the following: Compressed Air, Electrical Power, Water, Waste Water, Steam and Ammonia Refrigeration. The Utilities department is also responsible for the plant grounds and the operation and maintenance of many types of facility equipment such as plant heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The ability to perform work safely, meet the needs of operations, execute the maintenance program & comply w/all safety codes in all types of weather is paramount. The Mechanic must identify, troubleshoot & repair problems in mechanical systems that occur in facilities and utilities equipment & processes. He/she must be able to run tests, isolate problems, remove/replace failed components, determine failure modes by studying worn components & perform other tasks as necessary. He/she also performs preventive maintenance & upgrades to mechanical systems.
The Mechanic is recognized as skilled & knowledgeable in mechanical systems & is sought out to support troubleshooting, development of process/system improvements, preventive & predictive maintenance development & contractor performance monitoring, when necessary, for new equipment or process systems. The maintenance mechanic - utilities is responsible for emergency response for ammonia related alarms up to the company specified ammonia concentration limit. He/she is responsible for notifying management if a workplace becomes too hazardous because of some mechanical or ammonia related problem.
Responsibilities & Duties
In the performance of his/her duties, the Maintenance Mechanic - Utilities:
  • Perform preventive on maintenance on mechanical systems to include disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, & calibration. Perform required ammonia system inspections, exercising and documentation.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, & information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Clean, lubricate, & adjust parts, equipment, & machinery.
  • Disassemble machinery & equipment to remove parts & make repairs.
  • Examine parts for defects such as breakage & excessive wear.
  • Observe & test the operation of machinery & equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters& other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery & equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Repair & maintain the operating condition of utilities and facilities machinery & equipment.
  • Repair & replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery & equipment.
  • Troubleshoot & repair machine electrical & controls malfunctions such as 3-phase motor replacements, photo eye adjustments, servos, pumps, valves and machine timing & circuit replacements, etc.
  • Study blueprints & manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation & operation of machinery.
  • Cut & weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, & assemble new equipment.
  • Demonstrate equipment functions & features to machine operators.
  • Record parts & materials used, & order or requisition new parts & materials as necessary.
  • Record repairs & maintenance performed.
  • Enter codes & instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
  • Sometimes repairs or modifications are performed when blueprints & manufactures specifications are unavailable or incomplete.
  • Applies a wide variety of methods, procedures & techniques to lay out, install, align, repair, overhaul, & maintain various types of machines encompassing mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, & electrical systems & operation principles.
  • Utilizes safety & security practices & procedures following established rules & regulations & maintains a safe, clean, & secure work environment.
  • Communicate w/ management, engineers, mechanics, contractors & equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential mechanical hazards.
  • Execute the maintenance work schedule as provided by his/her supervisor. Proper execution of the work schedule will require strategic decisions to ensure the scheduled work will be completed within the period scheduled. This effort requires the Lead to be aware of CIP, sanitation & other periods of downtime.
  • Keep the assigned Lead informed of all issues which may affect the operational capability of the utilities processes & equipment.
  • Seek assistance from the Lead on the work priority when confusion or more tasks than manpower exists.
  • Examine jobs to be done & determine scope & best way to accomplish the work. Consult w/requester, maintenance planner, lead &/or supervisor when necessary.
  • Obtain one-lines, drawings, instructional manuals & special procedures, as needed, from files or other sources. Make any additional sketches, diagrams, etc., necessary to clarify the intent of the work order.
  • Ensure the safety needs are given a top priority in operations support & work execution. Some examples are Arc Flash/Shock Hazard safety, confined space entry, LOTO, hazardous materials, hand tool safe use, etc.
  • Have complete knowledge of plant's processes & Utilities systems.
  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule & operational support. Ensure the shop is maintained in a safe & orderly fashion.
  • Protect the integrity & quality of product at all times.
  • Attend meetings & supports continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Recommend equipment to be included in preventive maintenance programs.
  • Suggest improvements to all maintenance processes, including planning scheduling, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, CMMS, storeroom operations, etc.
  • Promote the conservation of energy and water.
  • Maintain close contact with assigned maintenance crew, maintenance lead & equipment operators.
  • Keep the utilities lead, maintenance supervisor &/or manager properly informed on all abnormal or critical situations & seeks advice on matters outside of their knowledge or authority.
  • Make recommendations for system improvement.
  • Recommend additions to storeroom stock.
  • Perform other tasks & special assignments as requested by management.
  • Must be capable of wearing a respirator for emergency response and pass the required annual respirator fit test.
  • Past HVAC and refrigeration experience (Freon and/or ammonia) desirable.

Measurement of Position Performance
The Maintenance Mechanics - Utilities is measured in the performance of his/her duties & execution of assigned responsibilities by:
  • Ability to do the work of the Maintenance Mechanic - Utilities position without more than normal supervision.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the operation, capabilities, & limitations of utilities and facilities equipment & processes. Knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical systems, controls, etc.
  • Knowledge of related electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, & hydraulic systems.
  • Knowledge in the operations and maintenance of : compressed air, electrical, steam, water, waste water, refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of safety, environmental, & security regulations, practices, & procedures. Knowledge of regulations, procedures, & policies related to records maintenance & documentation.
  • Skill in troubleshooting mechanical issues.
  • Skill in the use of power tools of the mechanical trade to include a variety of electronic, electrical, or electromechanical test & measurement equipment.
  • Ability to test, time, synchronize, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, & install mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read & interpret a variety of technical data, such as blueprints, diagrams, & technical orders relating to the mechanical trade.
Position Goals
  • To ensure plant mechanical systems are maintained in a safe & as-new condition.
  • Promote & provide a safe work environment for all assigned personnel in the work area.
  • To ensure that utilities and facilities areas receive prompt, efficient & quality service from the maintenance function enabling them to operate at a high level of efficiency.
  • To ensure the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide production with the service it requires.
  • Reports to the maintenance team leader for Utilities.
  • Works closely with production supervision.
  • Works closely with maintenance associates.
  • Works closely with stores & purchasing personnel.
  • Works as a Continuous improvement team member in asset & system improvement efforts.
  • Maintains good working relationships with other organizational units in the plant.
  • Participates in the plant Process Safety Management (PSM) team as an ammonia refrigeration operator.
Job Requirements
(Minimum qualifications needed to perform essential job functions):
  • Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record
  • Must have 3-5 years' experience in this role or equal vocational & technical training.
  • Must supply own tools per the Maintenance required tool list.
  • Maintenance background, which includes hydraulics, controls, welding, electrical, PLC's, machine tools & pneumatics.
  • Working knowledge of power tools.
  • Able to read one-line diagrams, blueprints & schematics.
  • Must be certified on the training plan for this position within 60 working days of start date.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, lifts, etc. & ability to work in extreme temperatures.
  • Manual & finger dexterity.
  • Ability to visually identify defective parts.
  • Ability to hear machine operations sounds to detect defective parts, machine failures, & changes in speed & other routine running conditions.
  • Must have strong problem solving skills & the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations.
  • Must be able to work flexible shift schedules up to 12-hour shifts as determined by business need.
  • Must be able to use a computer & associated software programs.
  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service & Cost objectives.
  • Ability to wear respirator and respond to ammonia alarms up to ammonia concentration specified by company.
  • Must pass ammonia operator training for levels one and two at Garden City Ammonia Program or equivalent. Must pass Level 1 operator training within 6 months and level 2 within 18 months of starting Utilities position.
  • Must supply own tools per the Maintenance Required Tool list.

Leadership Behaviors:
  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential

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