Maintenance Mechanic - Sunnyside, WA

Employer: Yakima Chief Hops

Job Description:
Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) prides itself on being 100% hop-grower-owned and the largest supplier of American hops in the world. Our mission is to connect our family farms with the world’s finest brewers, providing the highest quality hop products and uncompromising customer service for the ultimate benefit of our customers, employees and growers.
Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Department: Maintenance
Classification: Non-exempt, Hourly
Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Job Qualifications:
High School diploma, GED or equivalent, preferred but not required.
Possess skills in electrical, welding, mechanical and refrigeration.
Must be strongly detail oriented and be able to easily multi-task.
Should be able to independently initiate, prioritize, and perform or solve work problems and ultimately achieve work objectives and meet deadlines.
Must be able to effectively communicate in written and verbal form with co-workers, supervisor and management.
Written skills are necessary to properly fill out paperwork.
Must be able to work independently and as a team member.
Follow written (Standard Operating Procedures -SOP’s, company memos & emails) and verbal Instructions.
Minimum of six months related experience with demonstrated aptitude to learn on-the-job.
Familiarity with plant equipment operation and SOPs.
Possess a strong work ethic to positively contribute to the company’s mission, vision, values and environmental policy and quality policy.
Must have a positive attitude, support co-workers to obtain desired objectives, and assist others in their contributions.
Ability to sit/stand/walk for extended periods of time and access stairs and ladders.
Ability to bend, stoop, squat occasionally to frequently.
Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (in required areas) for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift (up to 50 lbs), carry (up to 44 lbs) occasionally to frequently within normal limits.
Ability to adapt to changing paces and processes quickly.
Must be able to learn ERP systems to perform data entry & print reports.
Attentive to the task and own surroundings.
Preferably able to speak Spanish.
Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair all equipment and facilities.
Job Duties:
Maintain and repair the following equipment:
Package Sealer – Corvac, Mtech and Ultra Vec
Sato – ID Technology
PrimoWeigher – Weighpack
Scale V1 conveyer belt – Dream Co.
Boxing machine – Eagle and Georgia Pacific
Data Max printer – Smartdate 5 Markun
Swifty 3600 Bagger – Weighpack
Hand scales – DYMO
Well Saw – Jarvis
Sealer – Corvac, Mtech and Ultra Vech
Pellet Jack
Bale Breaker – Perall
Wrapper – 3M
Forklift – Toyota
Heat Gun
Perform routine maintenance on plumbing.
Replace parts that are beyond repair.
Minimum Required Tool List (approximate cost is $300):
Screwdriver Set – assortment of slotted and Philips head
Combination Wrenches – standard (1/4”-13/16”) and metric (8-18mm)
Adjustable Wrenches – 4”, 6”, 10”
Wire Cutters
Slip Joint Pliers (3 sizes)
Needle Nose Pliers
3/8” Ratchet and Socket Set – standard (1/4” – 13/16”) and metric (8-18mm)
Hex Wrenches – standard (up to 3/8”) and metric (up to 10 mm)
Deadblow Hammer
Punch and Chisel
Assist the Maintenance manager to rebuild the machines if necessary.
Ensure all safety guards are on the machines and in working order.
Confer with department supervision or other personnel to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
Continuously look for ways to improve process efficiency and notify immediate supervisor of observations and recommendations.
Meet with department supervisor and team members to assess progress and discuss needed changes.
Work in conjunction with Lean Manufacturing Principles in the Pellet Plant.
Maintain sanitary and safe work environment.
Follow safety requirements.
May actively participate on company’s Safety Committee.
Ensure that company safety policies as well as federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations are observed.
Must have a complete understanding of company’s policies, SOPs, QPs, EPs, HACCP and cGMP to ensure quality, safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Must adhere to all company policies.
Examine documents, materials, and products and monitor work processes to assess completeness, accuracy and conformance to standards and specifications.
Follow all SOPs in a given area.
Perform all other duties as assigned by Manager and/or designee.

Contact Person:
Location: Sunnyside, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on May 02, 2019
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