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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products. Our products include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -- , Bison -- , Milk for Life -- , and Intense Milk -- brands.
SUMMARY: Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipes, electrical and hydraulic systems by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Listens for unusual sound from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with operators, supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem and repair machine. Required to have Respirator and Confine Space entry qualifications. Shuts down machine or equipment and "Locks Out" all energy sources before starting repairs. Installs new or repaired parts. Tests to ensure proper operation. Must have 70e and Lock Out/Tag Out Training. Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery according to company procedures or schedules while maintaining Equipment PM's. Sets up and operates machine tools such as; grinder, drill (to repair or fabricate machine parts), jigs, lathe and fixtures. Installs and repairs electrical wiring and electrical and/or electronic components on machinery and equipment. Lays out, assembles, installs, repairs, troubleshoots and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment. Must have experience in rebuilding pumps, motors as well as operating a cutting torch for welding/burning and rigging equipment. Maintains the chemical pumps and CIP Systems. Repairs and maintains the physical condition of the facility, e.g.: May have to fabricate and/or repair counters, benches, walls, partitions, racks and other structures as deemed necessary. Installs, programs and repairs automated machinery and equipment such as programmable controllers, pumps, separators, homogenizers, packaging machines, compressors, refrigeration systems and other equipment as needed and trained to repair. Must maintain a record of HVAC PM's and operations. Required to be a Refrigeration System Operator (Classes I & II), operate Boilers and Air Compressors Stationary Engineers license is desirable. Troubleshoots PLC/Control System and calibrates chart recorder and the Level Probe and Pressure Sensor.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or one to three months related experience, training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Ability to read and interpret work orders, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to fill out routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and convey information to other employees.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure using whole numbers.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms above shoulder height, talk and hear, taste and smell. The employee may be required to climb ladders and/or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 55 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical equipment; occasionally works in high places and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. May have to work with or be exposed to cleaning chemicals containing sodium hydroxide or phosphoric acid requiring personal protective equipment, per company regulations. Worker will be exposed to cold temperatures below 40 degrees F. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hearing protection is required. WORK SCHEDULES
The workweek could vary. May include Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays with a specific weekday or rotating day off. Four 10-hour days may also be scheduled.
Working safely, following all company policies and complying with all Federal, State and County regulations is a condition of employment.
Pay: $27.49-$30.49/hr.
*The hourly rate as indicated in the CBA. The posted pay rate reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time away from work, and paid holidays.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Buffalo , Maintenance Mechanic, Professions , Buffalo, New York

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