Maintenance Technician I

at Agropur inc.
Location Jerome
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


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Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."

What this role is all about:

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician I in Jerome, ID. 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.

* 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.

The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):

* High School Diploma or equivalent required.
* Mechanical and electrical aptitude 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.
* Demonstrate functional and technical knowledge, ability to learn new skills quickly, and achieve a high level of accomplishment.
* Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy in work.
* Basic math plus fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as algebraic calculations.
* Basic computer operational skills; able to input and retrieve computerized information.
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment.
* Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and work to maintain constructive working relationships.

The Extras (Preferred Qualifications):

* Maintenance/repair experience or training preferred.

What we offer you:

* Agropur offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package focusing on your physical, financial and emotional health to include the following:
* Health, Dental and Vision options
* Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
* Company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability
* 401(k) Retirement Plan with a 4% company match
* Tuition Reimbursement Program
* Health and Wellness Programs to include Wellness Incentives and Employee Assistance Program
* Opportunities for discretionary bonus' and discretionary 401(k) contributions based on Company financial performance.
* Paid Time Off Program, Holiday Pay and Bereavement

* An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
* Opportunities for advancement
* Training programs
* Employee Referral Program
* Community Involvement

The Location:

Our Jerome, ID, plant is home to approximately 400 employees and processes approximately 7 million pounds of milk per day. This facility produces various types of cheeses, such as; mozzarella, cheddar, provolone, muenster, parmesan, romano, Monterey jack, gouda, and asiago. They also run various whey streams, such as; deproteinized whey, sweet dairy whey, GMP, permeate, instantized, and our top-rated BiPro products.

The Jerome, ID area is a paradise for those seeking unique recreation attractions. You can visit Shoshone Falls (the Niagara of the West), Perrine Bridge (the only legal spot to base jump from in the US), and the beautiful Snake River Canyon (perfect for canoeing, boating and walking). There are also multiple restaurants throughout the Magic Valley area with quality cuisine. You can also visit the Jerome Chamber

or Twin Falls Chamber sites for more information on local events.

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