Maintenance Technician D
Location:
King William, VA
Posted:
January 23, 2017
Position Type:
Full Time
Reference:
16001142

KING WILLIAM, VIRGINIA

Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package, and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We are a Continuous Operation, with alternative shift options to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually—and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70’s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90’s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals® made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight® litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Ensures operation of industrial and packaging machinery by performing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks as assigned.  Accurately logs within SAP or communicates status of equipment to ensure maximum utilization of assets.  Performs basic facility maintenance as needed. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES : 

Troubleshoots source of asset issue/problem by observing asset in operation and utilizing technical, multi-craft knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Mechanical: Knowledge of bearings, conveyors, sprockets, power transmissions, chains, basic pneumatics/hydraulic systems and general knowledge of pump operations and rigging terminology/utilization. 

Electrical: Knowledge and understanding of Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, motor connections and power sources, ac/dc motors and transformers.  Identifies electrical components and their functions.

Welding/Cutting: Knowledge and utilization of PPE and safety for tasks, techniques (stick/mig), set up of equipment, basic gas cutting, proper grounding and equipment maintenance.

Lubrication: Knowledge and purpose of lubrication as well as identifying best types of lubrication for situation.  Collects oil samples and analyses as needed. 

Adheres to all safety policies and cooperates with all regulatory, factory and divisional safety standards/requirements and department(s).  Identifies and reports all hazards immediately.

 

As determined by position or task, adheres to and cooperates with factory and divisional quality standards/requirements and department(s) in order to build consumer trust and preference by providing quality brands, products and services; maintains and ensures 0 defect and 0 waste attitude without compromising safety or regulatory compliance

Performs all quality checks as required by position and/or product and as documented within factory quality system.  Ensures understanding and abides by the Nestle Quality Management System.

Perform all other duties as assigned

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):

Education: High school diploma or G.E.D required.  Technical certifications preferred.

 

Experience (Years/Type):

Three (3) years maintenance experience required.  Experience with an ERP system (SAP) preferred.

Skills:

Basic Excel, good computer skills and the ability to adopt to new programs/procedures and a fast paced environment.  Good attention to detail and communication. 

KING WILLIAM, VIRGINIA

Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package, and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We are a Continuous Operation, with alternative shift options to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually—and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70’s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90’s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals® made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight® litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Ensures operation of industrial and packaging machinery by performing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks as assigned.  Accurately logs within SAP or communicates status of equipment to ensure maximum utilization of assets.  Performs basic facility maintenance as needed. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES : 

Troubleshoots source of asset issue/problem by observing asset in operation and utilizing technical, multi-craft knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Mechanical: Knowledge of bearings, conveyors, sprockets, power transmissions, chains, basic pneumatics/hydraulic systems and general knowledge of pump operations and rigging terminology/utilization. 

Electrical: Knowledge and understanding of Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, motor connections and power sources, ac/dc motors and transformers.  Identifies electrical components and their functions.

Welding/Cutting: Knowledge and utilization of PPE and safety for tasks, techniques (stick/mig), set up of equipment, basic gas cutting, proper grounding and equipment maintenance.

Lubrication: Knowledge and purpose of lubrication as well as identifying best types of lubrication for situation.  Collects oil samples and analyses as needed. 

Adheres to all safety policies and cooperates with all regulatory, factory and divisional safety standards/requirements and department(s).  Identifies and reports all hazards immediately.

 

As determined by position or task, adheres to and cooperates with factory and divisional quality standards/requirements and department(s) in order to build consumer trust and preference by providing quality brands, products and services; maintains and ensures 0 defect and 0 waste attitude without compromising safety or regulatory compliance

Performs all quality checks as required by position and/or product and as documented within factory quality system.  Ensures understanding and abides by the Nestle Quality Management System.

Perform all other duties as assigned

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):

Education: High school diploma or G.E.D required.  Technical certifications preferred.

 

Experience (Years/Type):

Three (3) years maintenance experience required.  Experience with an ERP system (SAP) preferred.

Skills:

Basic Excel, good computer skills and the ability to adopt to new programs/procedures and a fast paced environment.  Good attention to detail and communication. 


A little about us:
We aim to make discoveries that better the lives of pets everywhere through the highest-quality production of pet food, snacks and litter. Pets are our passion. Safety is our promise. Progress is our pledge.

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