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Title Mechanic / Technician
City Boston
State MA
Description Job Summary:

Skilled Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the day-to-day troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs of all commercial equipment and machinery within the chilled food facility. Keeps the culinary center and its grounds in a safe, clean, secure and operable condition. The primary objective is to keep operations running efficiently and effectively, with a minimum amount of down time in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and help change the food industry landscape by supplying school children with fresh and healthy eating choices. Our mission and core values, supports our passion. We provide the opportunity for you to learn new skills with our people-building philosophy, and a career opportunity. What began in schools, serving freshly prepared meals to students, has since grown to retail sales across the country. We need dedicated team members that care about healthy eating, have great people skills with a desire to learn and grow with us. Let’s do this together!

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Will manage daily maintenance needs and routine preventive maintenance work to ensure the proper upkeep of the machinery, equipment, fixtures and the facility. These responsibilities may also include, but are not limited to: general facility maintenance, assembly and maintenance on fixtures, office equipment and furniture repair.

• Maintain and repair a variety of kitchen equipment including kettles, skillets, ovens, warmers, thermal units, racking, conveyers and heat seal machines. This may require reading service manuals, schematics, diagrams, blue prints or as-builds.
• Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs machinery and equipment within the designated facility. This may include, but is not limited to, conveyors, PLC, packaging equipment, minor electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation, refrigeration, water, sewer, treatment, etc. This may require reading service manuals, schematics, diagrams, blue prints or as-builds.
• Assemble, maintain and repair office area and repair office area including lighting, bathroom plumbing, paint, trim and furniture. Clean, patch and paint as needed. May complete landscaping tasks, as needed.
• Assists with maintaining and sourcing tools, parts and supplies. Required to adjust devices and control instrumentation. Routinely uses excepted practices to troubleshoot equipment and machinery.
• Manage preventative maintenance (PM) agreements with vendors and ensure PM visits occur in a timely fashion for equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration, forklift, compressor and generator.
• Perform regular (daily/weekly/monthly/annual) property and equipment inspections.
• Log all relevant activities into online facilities system ( Controls and tracks downtime associated with maintenance and repair work. Documents what corrective actions were taken.
• Respond to emergency calls during non-business hours.
• May coordinate with agency representatives to inspect and ensure that all required certifications are up-to-date (sprinkler systems, health department, fire marshal, etc.).
• May need to liaise with 3rd party vendors at the site or by phone where equipment is under warranty, or to help establish or diagnose a problem. Maintains the highest level of professionalism and demeanor as a business representative.
• Coordinate service calls with trades people when necessary.
• Ensure that all maintenance tools are in good working condition and stored neatly and securely. Maintain tool inventory. May assist with sourcing tools, parts and supplies.
• Perform other tasks as needed (including lifting 50 pounds, cleaning units, maintain and secure tools, etc.)
• Follows all required safe work practices. This includes lockout tag-out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
• May assist team members with related tasks when needed. Performs other duties, as needed.

Requirements Required Experience and Education:

• 3-5 years experience in a similar Maintenance Technician position performing mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry related tasks. A solid mechanical background is required.
• Apprenticeship, related training and/or education is helpful
• Experience working in a fresh or chilled food environment that supports the ability to work in an independent capacity.
• Experience working with tile and masonry repair helpful.
• Basic computer literacy and the ability to update facility maintenance systems.
• Food Handler certification. Knowledge of common food handling safety requirements
Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
• Must have a good mechanical aptitude and ability to read schematics, diagrams, service manuals and blue prints. Goal-driven with the ability to multi-task and work a flexible schedule, covering varied shifts.
• Ability to routinely work in a chilled, damp factory environment
• Ability to diagnose and repair faulty equipment and problem-solve, while working under pressure and compressed time lines
• Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools, meters and material handling equipment in performing duties
• A strong electro-mechanical background is preferred.
• Knowledge of common food handling safety requirements is preferred
• Good problem-solving skills and able to thrive in a very fast paced, demanding environment
• Able to work well with others and participate as part of a team using good verbal communication skills
• Committed to the Revolution Foods mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies
Working Conditions: The work environment is within a factory setting, with chilled temperatures, and occasionally work is required within the freezer area. Prolonged standing and walking is routinely required. All Preventive Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided.
• Exposed to moving parts, moving vehicles, minor cuts, heated and chilled components.
• Routinely lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Routinely required to stand, walk, bend, reach, talk, listen and communicate with others.
• Generally, limited exposure to cleaning chemicals, lubricants and common office cleaning products.
• Prolonged standing and walking is routinely required. Routinely required to stand, walk, bend, carry, crouch, grasp, hold, kneel, lift , push/pull, reach, squat, stand, stoop, stretch, turn, twist, talk, listen and communicate with others.

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