Maintenance Technician

Job Requirements:

  • The employee will troubleshoot, maintain and repair mechanical equipment and facilities, and aid in the manufacturing of all Company products in a safe and sanitary work environment.
  • Perform emergency repairs in breakdown situations.
  • Must be willing to work a five-day, split weekend shift system with weekend and night standby “on call.”
  • Some overtime & weekend / ”off" shift hours availability as needed even without forecast.
  • Perform and follow all OSHA guidelines regarding work and safety manuals.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment as scheduled.
  • Ensure compliance with all programs and that documentation is completed accurately.
  • Maintain completed daily record of work performed on maintenance software.
  • Process requisitions to replace parts used.
  • Write simple correspondence, and complete manufacturing documentation completely.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

In addition the candidate must also meet the following requirements:

  • Analyze electro / mechanical problems of dairy processing and packaging equipment, and auxiliary equipment. (This task includes assisting manufacturing personnel on process-related problems.)
  • Work on low and high voltage transformers, motors, motor starters and switchgears.
  • Assist machine operators in determining when the machine should be shut down due to mechanical or electrical problems.
  • Perform established preventative maintenance procedures on plant equipment and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Execute assigned projects under the direction of the Maintenance Manager / Planner.
  • Expected to work overtime during occasional equipment breakdowns / malfunctions and scheduled shutdowns.

Qualifications and Experience

  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to disassemble and assemble all parts of machines and support equipment according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Possess a comprehensive working knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration systems.
  • Must be able to assess all areas of machines and support equipment in a dairy facility.
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and mechanical blueprints.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of hydraulic / pneumatic systems.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of boiler function and operation.
  • Possess comprehensive metal working / machining skills.
  • Three years’ experience in maintenance divisions or experience in a related position.
  • Must be able to quickly troubleshoot / repair pumps, valves and packaging equipment.
  • Must be able to provide comprehensive electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be able to TIG weld.
  • Knowledge of industrial 3-phase power, including AC and DC motors, relay logic and programmable logic control (PLC).
  • Knowledge of Siemens / PLC strongly preferred.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of power transmission equipment, mechanical drawings, scales and symbols.
  • Three or more years’ experience in manufacturing: food manufacturing a plus.
  • Prior experience in maintenance / dairy industry.
  • Intermediate Computer Skill (i.e. Word, Excel, etc).
  • Excellent troubleshoot experience.
  • Ability to work well with people.
  • Communication skills are a must.
  • Multi-tasked individual.
  • Ability to work independently.

SQF Requirements

  • Maintaining food safety and food quality through completing job tasks and maintaining the work area in a sanitary manner.
  • Report food safety problems to personal with authority to initiate action.
  • Ensure compliance with all programs and that documentation is completed accurately.


  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent verbal / written communication skills.
  • Willing to deliver only the highest quality maintenance in timely manner.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skilled in organization and prioritization, and strong attention to detail.
  • Safely maintain and repair all plant equipment.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to possess and maintain a valid forklift license issued by the Company.

Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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