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Maintenance Technician

Company: Salt & Straw
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Maintenance TechnicianBe the happiest part of people's day at our Portland Central Kitchen & Support Center!We started Salt & Straw because we wanted to build a strong community with our team, our guests and our partners. As the Maintenance Technician, you play an important role in taking care of our team and creating a strong community throughout your interactions with our entire organization.Position Description: The Maintenance Technician is an important role in our production facility because it ensures all equipment is operating in a safe and efficient manner with minimal downtime. This person is responsible for maintenance and repair activities across the entire facility. Additionally, this person will suggest operational improvements and be committed to all food safety, quality, housekeeping, and employee safety practices.Essential Responsibilities:Perform diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive, and productive maintenance systems support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives. Eliminate or control hazardous conditions resulting from equipment or machine operations which may lead to injury and/or property damage.Approximately 80% of this position is completed with the production or warehouse environment with approximately 20% of this role completing administrative paperwork.Responsibilities will require activities outside of normal business hours and requires the Maintenance Manger to be on-call for urgent circumstances.This is a working manager position. The Maintenance Technician may need to complete physical maintenance or repair tasks.Essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:Responsibilities:1. Facility and Equipment Maintenance

  • Conduct machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs, and preventative maintenance service. If necessary, identify and schedule the correct repair or maintenance service provider.
  • Perform mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repairs when capable.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing, electrical, and carpentry functions.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Provide scheduled maintenance as well as emergency/unscheduled repairs of production or facilities equipment as required.
  • Develop and implement systems and controls to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • Design, document, and implement methods for testing and inspection of machines and equipment.
  • Maintain calibration records for mechanical and electrical test equipment.
  • Conduct proper inspection of machines and equipment to ensure product quality.
  • Coordinate larger repair and maintenance projects with Production Managers and the Director of Logistics for timely completion.
  • Recommend methods, materials, and layouts for improvement based on maintenance and production needs and capabilities.
  • Ensures all work areas are organized and orderly.
  • Maintain accurate records of projects and tasks with concise reporting as requested.
  • Negotiate contracts for purchase of new equipment or maintenance contracts/service with vendors.
  • Work successfully with part and equipment vendors.
  • Maintain preferred maintenance contact list for CKOR.
  • Install or oversee installation of new equipment.
  • Maintain a database of equipment and warranty information.
  • On-call for urgent matters.2. Material Management
    • Maintains inventory of materials and supplies.
    • Receives and organizes all incoming goods.
    • Ensures that incoming shipments are inspected upon arrival, damaged products are rejected, shortages are recorded, and issues communicated to Purchasing to rectify damages and shortages.
    • Stores and organizes received materials.
    • Coordinates periodic counts of maintenance materials and supplies for business accounting purposes.
    • Maintains 98%+ inventory accuracy. Develops tools and directs work in support of timely resolution of inventory discrepancies.
    • Ensures complete, accurate, and timely completion of needed transactions.3. Safety and Quality
      • Maintains a safe/injury free work environment.
      • Enforces safety policies to insure a safe working environment. Comply with OSHA safety and health rules.
      • Ensures GMP compliance and safety procedures are followed.
      • Detects food safety, food quality, and general safety needs.
      • Reports work related injuries, near misses, and unsafe or concerning working conditions as needed.
      • Conducts regular workplace audits to ensure compliance with standard work, department safety, food safety, and all company procedures.4. Financial Acumen
        • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all work orders, the associated costs of repairs, and timelines to completion.
        • Track repairs and confirm they are completed in a cost-efficient manner. Ensure warranty coverage. Track long term maintenance spend.
        • Monitor spend against budget. Advocate for capital expenditure. Plan annual maintenance budget.
        • Report maintenance issues, trends, and overall costs to management.5. Communication/Responsiveness
          • Develops strong working relationships across departments.
          • Leads by positive example in all communications and actions.
          • Takes accountability for the teams' performance with immediate corrective action to resolve all issues.
          • Is prompt with correspondence and communication.
          • Escalates issues with a proactive approach to solve problems.
          • Creates, communicates well thought out plans and follows up on execution.
          • Assists other departments, as necessary.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Core Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
            • Self-directed with organizational skills; ability to prioritize, work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.
            • Able to work independently.
            • Knowledge of repair and maintenance methods, techniques, and documentation.
            • Able to establish, communicate, and implement team goals and priorities.
            • High integrity and ethical.
            • Able to adapt to a constantly changing environment with flexibility to work extended hours.
            • Working knowledge of Gmail, Docs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
            • Perform a variety of plumbing, electrical, and carpentry functions.
            • Use a variety of hand and power tools during performance of duties.Qualifications:
              • Food manufacturing experience and at least 3 years of prior maintenance experience.
              • Completion of a craft apprenticeship or AA degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance a plus.
              • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
              • Language skills: Ability to speak, read, and write English.
              • Math skills: Ability to work with percentages and fractions. Ability to convert units of measure.Work Environment:
                • Work is performed in a warehouse or production/kitchen environment with limited climate control.
                • The employee may be exposed to extreme temperatures (coolers, freezers).
                • The employee will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
                • The noise level is usually moderate but can vary.Physical Requirements in a Day: Seldom Occasionally Frequently Continuously N/ASit XStand XWalk XBend XSquat XCrawl XClimb XKneel XPush/Pull XOverhead Reaching XLift/Carry:1 - 10 lbs. X11 - 20 lbs. X21 - 50 lbs. X50 - 100 lbs. XSalt and Straw ValuesCreate The UnbelievableShow Up GenerouslyAct With Thoughtful CuriosityShare Human KindnessMake It CountWe can't wait to meet you!Salt & Straw is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We will consider all people - minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity. Salt & Straw will consider giving opportunities to qualified individuals with criminal histories when it aligns with federal, state and local statutes.#INDSJ

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