• Process Technician - Plant 1

    Posted: 05/18/2022

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    Directs Shift Maintenance, Deck Operators and Hot Ends for maximum productivity. Ensures that Plant process operates within parameters established by the Manager, Process Engineering, and that processes are optimized for best quality products and highest production efficiencies

     

    • Monitor work habits of the Maintenance Department and Operators in particular to ensure that they are performing in a safe manner. Communicate and model safe work habits to everyone in the plant
    • Direct Maintenance staff, Deck Operators, and Hot End Batch/Binder associates. Determine if machines need to be taken out of production for repairs or service
    • Allocate maintenance resources on shift. Determine proper priorities of work when more than one issue needs addressed at a time
    • Troubleshoot maintenance problems with machinery when it is beyond typical troubleshooting performed by mechanics and electricians
    • Requisition parts and materials necessary for the continued operation of the plant
    • Contact contractors for repair assistance as needed and directed
    • Communicate maintenance and process issues with the off-going and oncoming shifts to ensure continuity of operation. Read and record comments in logbooks (both maintenance and production)
    • Follow up on preventative maintenance routines assigned to mechanics and electricians
    • Monitor Key Process Variables on the Hot End and make any adjustment necessary
    • Monitor quality checks performed by QA for conformance to product quality standards, trends, etc.
    • Monitor finished scrap for excess waste and process problems
    • Assist Shift Supervisors and Superintendent in correcting process problems or optimizing process efficiency.
    • Help coordinate order changes
    • Work on special projects as assigned by Maintenance Manager/ Manager, Process Engineering
    • Ensure that Maintenance provides the best possible service to keep machines operating at maximum efficiencies and output
    • Function as the “technical leader” in the plant on particular shift
    • Ensure that all machines are being properly set up to run the most efficient, productive process
     

    Education and Experience:

    • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics Technology and five (5) years of experience in an Industrial Manufacturing environment, coupled with five (5) years of maintenance experience troubleshooting pneumatics, hydraulics and electro-mechanical systems

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    • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in an Industrial Manufacturing environment, and ten (10) years of maintenance experience troubleshooting pneumatics, hydraulics and electro-mechanical systems

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of PLC Programming
    • Knowledge of AC/DC drives
    • Knowledge of machinery and its design/use
    • Knowledge of applicable codes, regulations and standards
    • Knowledge of standard maintenance processes/procedures in a similar environment
    • Knowledge of process improvement methodologies/practices
    • Ability to direct maintenance-needed repairs
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
    • Ability to make quick, thorough decisions that will positively impact the plant
    • Ability to work in a safety-conscious manner
    • Ability to work well in a team environment
    • Effective public speaking and presentation skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Time management skills
    • Troubleshooting skills
    • Active listening skills
    • Computer skills in a MS Windows Environment; proficient in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel