Production Maintenance Technician in Monroe NC

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DiscoverFresh Foods
Production Maintenance Technician
Job ID: 
Monroe NC
Not Specified
Job Types:
Electrician/Elec. Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Utilities/Refrigeration
Employment Type:
Full Time

Position Summary:

DiscoverFresh Foods is a leader in the ready to eat & bakery manufacturing industry. In addition to our own line of fine food products we provide solutions to Private Label, National Brand, and co-pack clients across the US and the world. Our services aim at achieving client goals by focusing on the desired end user experience. As a leader in the industry, we constantly adapt to new technologies and are looking for qualified individuals to join our growing team to support our efforts. 

The Production Maintenance Technician oversees the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems within the plant. They test existing equipment and determine if components of a system need to be upgraded or replaced. They check switches, motors, regulators and other parts of an industrial electrical system, including but not limited to hydraulic, pneumatic and other kinds of systems. In this position, the Production Maintenance Technician must have a sound understanding of mechanical equipment as it pertains to food processing.

Main Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Ability to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring and equipment.
  • Maintain electrical equipment to meet regulatory codes at the County and State Level.
  • Perform rigging activities, safety related functions and other miscellaneous electrical functions.
  • Demonstrate safe and proficient use of shop tools, both hand and power.
  • Demonstrate mechanical knowledge.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to safely use ladders, forklifts and man lifts.
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot PLC’s (Allen Bradley a plus)
  • Proficient in testing of electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures using proper testing devices.
  • Perform installation and maintenance work as part of a team of skilled trade workers.
  • Perform duties in a work environment that will be cold and hot and dirty at times.
  • Manages parts inventory.
  • Reviews and updates preventive maintenance programs.
  • Identifies opportunities and implements actions to achieve efficiencies.
  • Contributes to consolidation, reduction, and rationalization of the equipment suppliers.
  • Supply of own tools to perform troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Knowledge and experience in pneumatic machinery and troubleshooting.  Automation experience a plus.
  • Experience in electrical troubleshooting, programming, repair, and diagnostics of Variable Frequency Drives and PLC’s used in 208v-480v systems.
  • Ability to read and understand machinery schematics and wiring diagrams.  Ability to read European wiring prints a plus.
  • Responsible for breakdown and assembly of machinery.
  • Facility maintenance, heating/cooling, HVAC experience a plus.
  • Perform assigned duties with minimal supervision while maintaining OSHA safety compliance and SQF (Safe Quality Food) standards.
  • Self-starter yet able to take orders as directed.


High School Diploma or GED

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Four years of progressively responsible journeyman level electrical experience or Licensed.
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Candidates will be required to pass a pre employment background, drug and work screen.
  • Must be available to work 10 hour shifts, nights and or days, some weekends, call outs and overtime when required.
  • 3 to 5 years industrial maintenance exp
  • Both AC and DC electrical exp
  • Be able to weld/fabricate
  • Must be able to troubleshoot PLC’s
  • Must be able to read mechanical and electrical blueprints.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot pneumatics.

Physical and Mental Requirements of this job:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • regularly required to talk and hear
  • frequently required to sit, stand, bend at the knees and waist, twist, turn, squat, stoop and walk
  • required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
  • required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
  • May be required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • required to use close vision and be able to focus
  • ability to work extended hours as needed
  • ability to travel domestic US and/or international if needed
  • ability to work in temperature extremes (hot/cold)
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