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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Technician in Allerton, Iowa

Position : Maintenance Technician

Location : Allerton, Iowa

Requisition ID: : 11570

This position is responsible for ensuring all equipment and systems within the Allerton facility are performing properly and efficiently; performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment; and assisting with utility tracking.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform required preventative maintenance such as lubrication, cleaning, filter changes according to Quality System procedures

  • Calibration, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of equipment

  • Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical and electrical systems

  • Routine preventative maintenance as assigned and scheduled by electronic maintenance program

  • Use of hand and power tools to perform tasks

  • Accurate reporting of time spent and parts used to complete assigned task

  • Inspecting and assessing the functionality of production equipment

  • Installation of new production equipment

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of plant automation systems

  • Read and record water and gas meter readings

  • Maintain facility utility systems: boilers, waste water, water treatment, HVACs, chillers, and air compressors

  • Operate, perform general maintenance, and required safety verification of boilers

  • Perform non-certified welding as required

  • Fabricating parts for repairs and equipment upgrades

  • Read and interpret assembly drawings and blueprints

  • Use specific knowledge of motor load centers, power distribution systems, and motor/electrical controls

  • Perform daily and weekly housekeeping duties to maintain a clean and sanitary environment, equipment and tools

  • Follow company safety rules and use appropriate PPE and safety gear provided

  • Conduct routine checks of safety equipment and systems

  • During shutdown periods some general cleaning, painting, and other maintenance projects may be assigned to complete throughout the facility

  • Communicating with the production team to coordinate equipment availability

  • Be available for on-call as scheduled

  • Other tasks as assigned

An Equal Opportunity Employer