PowerHouse Maintenance Technician 3 (12 Hour Shift) in Maxton NC

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Campbell Soup Company
PowerHouse Maintenance Technician 3 (12 Hour Shift)
Job ID: 
Maxton NC
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Job Types:
Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary

Mechanics are responsible for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and troubleshooting of all Boiler House equipment as well as environmental equipment such as chillers, air handlers, pumps, fuel oil systems, feed water systems, compressors, water softeners, exhaust fans, freezer evaporators, exhaust systems, duct work, and heating and cooling coils throughout the facility. Mechanics are also responsible for minimizing downtime of Boiler House equipment, and for requesting replacement parts. Mechanics are also responsible for training new Mechanics.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Maintains systems operations by listening for audible alarms and responding to observed conditions triggering the alarms.
  • Works safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by wearing required personal protective equipment such as safety shoes and glasses, ear plugs, gloves, and ammonia masks with canisters for areas so requiring.
  • Maintains proper boiler operating conditions by monitoring water level gages, circular chart recorders for oil and steam flow, and touch screen monitors for hot water tanks, pumps, and fuel oil.
  • Observes and reads pressure gauges and other readout devices and uses sense of hearing, touch and smell to detect abnormal conditions.
  • Makes use of cause-effect relationships for pinpointing problem locations by understanding fluid and air flow loops and various equipment stations along the flow route.
  • Reads job related materials such as service manuals, safety alerts, safety policies, safety topics, SOP's, log book notes, refrigerant control procedures, ammonia risk management procedures, startup and shutdown procedures, and various memos.
  • Monitors gas lines and pressure gauges for boiler equipment, observing for leaks or malfunctions, and shutting down if leaks are detected, then replaces faulty piping by threading and installing new piping.
  • Works safely to prevent on-the-job injuries by locating information on hazard and warning tags such as Hot Surfaces, High Voltage, Ammonia Masks Required, and Material Safety Data Sheets and complies with instructions.
  • Attends training for job specific functions such as lock-out tag-out, bearings, fluids and pneumatics, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, compressors, chillers, air handling, pumps, valves, and electrical practices.
  • Identifies malfunctioning equipment not available for immediate service by locking out the equipment, and notifying the Planner/Scheduler or other Mechanic for scheduling.
  • Maintains awareness of troubleshooting hot spots by observing equipment operation and listening for calls on a two way radio.
  • Maintains thermal/cooling equipment such as air handlers, hot and chilled water systems, and steam lines by observing for leaks and scale buildup and repairing by tightening fittings, replacing gaskets, and modifying water chemistry.
  • Monitors boiler gauges and records data on the Boiler Operating Log and the Boiler House Daily Utilities Report.
  • Works safely by cleaning up fluids using cloths or paper towels or equipment and supplies from the HAZMAT spill kits for hazardous materials.
  • Checks for problems with leaking hydraulic/pneumatic lines by observing gages for pressure drops and leakage as well as applying soap solutions to suspected leakage sites.
  • Works in teams by attending daily start of shift meetings to review priorities, Work Order Reports, equipment problems, and work assignments.
  • Performs water testing such as alkalinity, polymer, pH using appropriate chemicals and test procedures and calculations to minimize pressure vessel, pipe, and tubing rusting, scaling, leak development.
  • Disassembles and reassembles heating equipment including burners, fuel lines, monitoring gauges and control panels using hand and power tools, welding and brazing equipment, as well as hoists and forklifts.
  • Inspects, adjusts, disassembles, repairs and replaces hydraulic and pneumatic lines for equipment such as chillers, boilers, air handlers, air conditioning, water treatment, oil and gas feed, and feed water.
  • Lubricates parts and equipment according to established schedules, when equipment noise and vibration are apparent, and when sight glasses indicate low levels.
  • Troubleshoots electrical problems such as blown fuses, short circuits, or damaged wiring by locating information and interpreting electrical wiring diagrams, use of tools such as multi-meters and continuity testers, and working with electrical technicians.
  • After completion of equipment repair and maintenance, documents actions and required parts on the appropriate log sheet and in the SAP preventive maintenance system.
  • Converts from oil to gas fuels and back by cleaning strainers, draining steam lines, operating hand valves to select the alternative fuel line.
  • During equipment servicing, cleans parts with proper solutions and adhering to MSD sheets to prevent on-the-job injury.
  • Maintains accurate oxygen analyzers by performing periodic calibration in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
  • Operates various equipment such as chillers by reading the attached steps for chiller readings, handwritten notices such as secured, will not start, shutdown, and by depressing push button controls.
  • Repairs parts by soldering, brazing, and welding using appropriate techniques and monitoring equipment. Settings for voltage, and amperage.
  • Reviews information contained on Safety Observation Check sheets and Alternative Refrigerant Charts.
  • Uses hand and power tools and precision measuring instruments to detect wear, misalignment , or other problems during equipment maintenance, disassembly, repair, and reassembly.
  • When making repair and replacement parts, using proper mathematical principles such as calculating areas and volumes, drawing interpretation, parts measurement and layout, and understanding of materials physical properties.
  • Maintains contract services by working with contractors to troubleshoot problems and order replacement components.
  • Trains new maintenance technicians by demonstrating repair techniques, accompanying on walk-arounds, observing performance of equipment evaluations and repairs, and suggesting alternative methods and techniques.
  • Complies with EPA regulations for refrigerant use by locating information contained in the refrigerant use log.
  • Maintain electronic equipment such as plc's, controllers, input/output consoles and remote sensing devices using electronic test equipment such as multi-meters and computers..
  • Works with Engineering on equipment design or existing equipment improvement by building new machines, modifying drawings, and review of performance trends.
  • Assists in modification of drawings, diagrams, and schematics for equipment by applying mathematics and principles of electricity, mechanics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics to determine proper circuitry connections, piping runs, and assembly.
  • Calibrates gage equipment when requested by checking with a master and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Determines equipment scheduled for preventive maintenance by reviewing PM order sheets and by retrieving PM schedules from the computerized PM program (SAP).
  • Occasionally must convert from metric to English units such as centimeters to inches, bars to psi, and Celsius to Fahrenheit to perform maintenance and servicing of equipment.
  • Performs other work as assigned

Job Specifications

  • High School Diploma, or GED is required;
  • HVAC Certification and RETA Certification 1, 2 and 3 is highly preferred
  • Three years of experience in Facilities Maintenance working with boilers, steam, air, etc. is required
  • Required to be available to work overtime, holidays and weekends as needed.
  • This position works a 12-hour swing shift schedule

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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