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Maintenance Mechanic (AgriBusiness – Helm, CA)

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J. R. Simplot Company Full-Time Helm, CA Mar 13, 2018

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Job Description The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Maintenance Mechanic lll position available at our plant facility in Helm, CA. Helm is centrally located in an agricultural heartland surrounded by orchards and many amenities. SUMMARYThe Maintenance Mechanic III performs work involving the skills of several trades including, but not limited to electrical, instrumentation, fabrication, machining, etc. to keep machines, mechanical equipment, and structure in repair. This individual completes preventative maintenance (PM), repairs, overhauls, and special projects to ensure successful and efficient production. The Maintenance Mechanic III has certifications in at least two of the trades necessary to maintain the plant and trains less experienced employees on the job as required. This individual leads assigned projects and directs Maintenance personnel in the absence of supervision. RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains production, processing machinery, conveyors, and elevators; troubleshoots mechanical problems, explains process to less experienced team members, and determines how to correct. Installs electrical power distribution, control systems, and components throughout the facility.Repairs, tests, adjusts, or installs electronic equipment such as industrial controls, transmitters, variable frequency drives, and programmable logic controllers. Assembles, installs or repairs wiring, electrical and electronic components. Reads schematics and mechanical, electrical blueprints.Dismantles, repairs, and re-assembles mechanical regulating and controlling devices including, but not limited to electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and any other mechanical governors. Operates electrical test equipment including, but not limited to voltmeter, ohmmeter, megger, transistor, etc.Dismantles, repairs, and re-assembles pumps and all associated equipment, gear boxes, hoses, and flanges. Performs routine machinery maintenance including, but not limited to cleaning and lubricating machinery, shafts, bearings, gears and changing parts.Fabricates components and materials; inspects welded joints and conducts tests to ensure that welds meet company standards, code requirements, and job specifications. Operates MIG/TIG and arc welding equipment.Dismantles heavy equipment and machinery to make repairs and PM; operates or assists in operating cranes (if certified), hoists, hand tools and/or power tools.Retrieves, prints, and completes/closes assigned work orders; electronically updates progress in JD Edwards. Performs assigned monthly and quarterly PM and routine visual checks of machinery.Completes requisitions to order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers; researches and makes recommendations for parts and/or products. Collaborates with Buyer as required.Maintains safe working environment by complying with all rules and regulations, and continuously practices safety while performing duties. Responsible for lock out/tag out procedures associated with energy sources to include, but not limited to electrical, chemical, compressed gas, gravity, and thermal.Wears the appropriate PPE including, but not limited to assigned uniform, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, hard hat, hearing protection, respirator, acid gear and gloves when entering specified plant areas at all times. Additional PPE may be required based on specific job duties.Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.REQUIREMENTSTwo-year certificate or degree from a trade school or college; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certification in at least two trades (electrical, welding, instrumentation, etc.) required.Minimum of five to eight (5-8) years experience and/or training in a manufacturing or chemical plant required.Required to have the knowledge, skill, and ability to maintain all of the plant equipment and tools without supervision/instruction.Ability to prepare basic written and/or computer reports; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include, but not limited to Excel, Word, etc. Prior experience using JD Edwards.Ability to use tools and equipment including, but not limited to power (electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic) tools, presses, lathes, various measuring tools, basic hand tools, calibrators, etc. Knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.Ability to read and comprehend safety regulations and policies, and to implement safe operating practices; intermediate shop math skills and ability to read blueprints and schematics.Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to work independently or under minimal supervision; a team player, and ability to work with multiple disciplines.Must be assertive, enthusiastic, accurate, and detail-oriented; excellent attendance record and punctual.Required to operate a front-end loader, fork lift, and/or other equipment as needed; valid driver’s license required.Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position. Physical Requirements: This job requires the ability to work in excess of eight hours per day to include weekends and off-duty hours to reach operational goals and compliance requirements. Job duties may require the ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, stoop, reach, lift, grip, push, pull, move and/or carry tools and/or equipment which may be in excess of 50 pounds. In order to perform the duties of this job, the incumbent may be required to walk in excess of 350 yards to reach areas across the facility. Finger dexterity may be required to operate various hand tools and/or calculator, etc. This individual uses frequent repetitive motions with hands and/or feet to complete job duties; may be required to walk on uneven or slippery surfaces and stand for extended periods of time. The incumbent may perform job duties from a ladder, scaffolding, or elevated place as necessary.Working in this plant operations environment requires the use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, steel-toed boots, hard hat, respirator, face shield, welding hood/gloves, acid gear, fire-retardant clothing, and company issued uniforms in designated areas. This individual may be subject to variations in noise levels and temperature changes due to weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, this individual is frequently exposed to an outdoor environment, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.Hourly Pay: DOE HOW TO APPLYInternal Simplot Candidates:Please apply via Employee Space to Job ID#5137External Candidates:Visit Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#5137Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job-relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply. When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at . **The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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