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AGROPUR INC Maintenance Technician I - Hull in HULL, Iowa

Job Type:RegularWorking at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!The Maintenance Technician I performs routine and break down maintenance on processing and packaging equipment and is responsible for keeping the plant running and in compliance with all rules and regulations by using safe methods of equipment repair/upkeep.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Efficiently repair/replace valves and pumps (seals, steams, O rings, seats, bearings, etc.).Effectively perform electrical wiring (switches, outlets, starter, motor leads, etc.).Effectively perform sanitary welding and moderate pipe fitting (stainless, copper, pvc, etc.).Perform utility inspections (boilers, air systems, WWTP, water systems, ammonia, HVAC, security, etc.), adjusting as needed.Effectively perform and assist in repair or updating and installation of equipment.Efficiently perform regular and preventative maintenance related to the plant, equipment, and grounds in compliance with standard operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, and safety policies as enforced by OSHA.Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment during the production process as needed.Prepare and set up machinery for scheduled production runs.Effectively perform and assist in repair or updating and installation of equipment.Perform troubleshooting of equipment, including both electrical and mechanical systems.Complete and update work orders using in-house systems.Complete and maintain routine and preventive records and logs.Works closely with production to minimize downtime while maintaining quality.Perform buildings and grounds maintenance/up-keep as needed.Maintain a working knowledge of all plant area processes.Accurately read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders.Other Duties and Responsibilities:May be an active member of the Hazardous Materials team.Maintain a thorough knowledge of all plant area processes.Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.Safety ProtocolStop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.Correct or report any observed safety hazards.Support safety policies and programs.This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.Qualifications:Education Required:High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.Experience Required:Maintenance/repair experience or training preferred.Mechanical and electrical aptitude required.Certification/Licensure Required:NoneSkills Required:Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with managers and colleagues.Decisions administered soundly and consistently with policies and in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.Accurately scopes out length and difficult of tasks and projects, sets objectives and goals, breaks down work into the process steps, develops schedules and assignments, anticipates and adjusts for problems or roadblocks, measures performance against goals, evaluates results.Able to follow written, verbal and/or diagrammatic instructions; solve practical problems; interpret verbal and written instructions; logical thinking to solve problems including abstract and concrete variables; address practical problems; comprehend most complex concepts.Able to exchange basic informational data (fill out forms/checklists, copy data from one record to another, etc.); interview to gather information; advise others on alternatives/options; coach and counsel others; read, understand and explain technical data.Ability to solve problems by adapting knowledge and experience.Ability to work with minimum supervision, adapt to a changing environment quickly, and think independently