Job Details

Job Title: Packaging Maintenance Mechanic- Pasco, WA

Posted on January 16, 2018

Employer: Lamb Weston

Job Description:
About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.


Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.


Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

Let’s explore the possibilities together.
The Role

Repairs and maintains equipment and systems including but not limited to: grading, sorting, conveying, weighing, packaging, palletizing and auto truck loading equipment to assure proper operation. Advises supervisory personnel on maintenance requirements, repairs equipment, and performs maintenance activities that sustains equipment reliability to maximize plant production and uptime.

Key Accountabilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned.

Maintains and promotes safe work practices at all times, assures that safe work practices are being followed in all work groups, and actively participates in safety programs.
Performs and documents line checks, corrective maintenance and preventative maintenance, including the lubrication and inspection of equipment to sustain equipment reliability.
Examines parts to detect imperfections, identify reason for failure, and to take corrective action.
Performs and documents troubleshooting of electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems and controls.
Performs and documents removal, installation, disassembly, repair, and assembly of plant equipment.
Evaluates equipment for performance, performs adjustments, etc., as needed to assure optimal equipment performance and the production of quality potato products.
Performs non-routine maintenance jobs assigned by packaging maintenance Lead, Maintenance Team Leader, Team Leader Production, or Plant Management and will perform repairs with minimal supervision.
Must understand and follow all applicable plant safety policies including but not limited to lockout / tagout procedures.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Must be able to identify and name stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum.
Maintains a neat, orderly work area.
Follows instruction given in work logs ,equipment manuals, etc.
Repair or assist in repairs in other areas of the plant as instructed by the maintenance lead, Supervision or Management.
Cut, weld and repair/install piping and equipment to company specifications using prints, sketches, diagrams and blue prints.
Lays out and marks dimensions and reference lines on material to develop or trace patterns of parts or uses templates.
Welds, solders, bolts, rivets, screws, clips, caulks, or bonds materials together.
Constructs foundation for machines. Aligns machines and equipment.
Sets up and operates fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, presses, nibblers and routers to cut, bend, block and form, or straighten materials.
Assist with the coaching of new employees in the proper and safest way to repair equipment.

Skills & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED); two year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of three years education and related experience and/or training.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos in English. Ability to write accurate information in English. Ability to effectively present or listen to information in one‑on‑one and small group situations with all other employees of the organization in English.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stand or sit. The employee must also be able to talk and hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

With personal protective equipment, the employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to sub-freezing temperatures. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Other
Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Contact Person: Jenna Higgins
Phone: 5097376638
Email: jenna.higgins@lambweston.com
Location: Pasco, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: 20.05/hour ++

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