PAA Tech in Millsboro DE

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Mountaire Farms
PAA Tech
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Millsboro DE
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor
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Position responsibilities include:

  • Perform “preventive maintenance” (PM) checks during the week. This includes temperature checks and visual inspections of all equipment in your area of responsibility that has been identified
  • Ensures optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and processing machinery
  • Document findings of weekday inspections on the PM route sheet for equipment so work can be scheduled accordingly
  • Order parts for your equipment
  • Make sure that the parts room has the correct parts
  • Make a rebuild parts list for your equipment
  • You should know what type of motor, belt, etc. that your equipment needs in order to run efficiently
  • Before performing maintenance on machinery make sure that you have all required PPE, locks and correct parts needed
  • When removing parts from a piece of equipment, tag them or store them so they can’t be lost and can be identified later for possible repair
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Adjust process equipment/support system’s devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, lasers and straightedges
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
  • Fabricate and repair parts by using general machine shop, welding equipment, instrumentation and equipment
  • Must be able to read a tape measure and be familiar with fine measurements’ including the use calipers, micrometers, and gauges
  • Efficient use of time, parts and assist labor in completing assignments
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

After maintenance is complete on machinery, perform an operational check on the piece of equipment and ensure lockouts have been removed before leaving work areas


  • Three years of maintenance experience within the industrial mechanical field, and/or relevant technical educational training i.e. apprenticeship, Associate’s Degree and certifications will be considered.
  • Able to use manuals and measuring instruments to ensure optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance procedures for conveying systems, and process equipment/systems; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer&##39;s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation and listening for problem.
  • Able to remove defective parts by disassembling equipment; using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools.
  • Perform General Physical Activities requiring considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Problem Sensitivity with the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50lbs.
  • Need to be able to read/understand drawings i.e. exploded views, orthographic views and assembly drawings.

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