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Maintenance Technician - Texas

Company: Primal Pet Group
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview

The Primal Pet Group includes manufacturers of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods, treats, and supplements for dogs and cats. The Primal Pet Group was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable, motivated, pet companions to join our fast-paced, growing Prairie Dog Team in Abilene, Texas.

Come see what Prairie Dog Pet Products is all about here

We're Essential!

Since the onset of this unfortunate pandemic, PDPP remains open as an essential business and continues to produce quality pet food products for cats and dogs nationwide. As we continue to grow as a company, we want to invite you into our family of dedicated employees that are making a difference in the wellbeing of pets.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for supplying maintenance personnel with the correct tools, parts, components, and information necessary to maintain and repair all physical plant equipment. This position maintains accurate supplier/vendor part descriptions and inventory balances. Specifically, the following duties and expectations apply for all work as assigned

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on production, packaging, processing equipment, and utility systems (to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling, electrical, power, gas, or compressed air required for operations).
  • Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals, and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Perform preventative maintenance as assigned
  • Complete work assignments in a timely manner maintaining high-quality standards
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management, and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible, and accurate format, and completed with the required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP.
  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor
  • Utilizing a continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work-safe practices. This would include lockout/Tagout requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
  • Responsible for food safety, prerequisite programs, and food quality related to designated areas.
  • Report any food safety and food quality-related issues to management immediately.
  • Readily available for emergency repairs in breakdown situations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications and Skills
    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • Formal Engineering/Maintenance Training desirable
    • 3 years minimum experience in a maintenance role within a manufacturing facility, preferably the food and beverage industry.
    • 3 years minimum with one or more of these technical experiences: Electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generation, mechanical power transmission, electronic, PLC, and HVAC
    • 3 years minimum experience on a variety of equipment including lubricating, cleaning, material handling, motor control, relay control, process control, and packaging equipment.
    • Ability to inspect the equipment, recognize potential problems and independently take appropriate corrective action to prevent component failures or equipment downtime.
    • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend required for virtually the entire shift.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    • Must be able to work in a wet environment with moderate to high noise volume.
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
    • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

      We offer great benefits and perks!!

      Paid Time Off

      Paid company holidays

      Low-cost medical insurance

      Competitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!

      401k coming soon!!

      Career growth opportunities, training, and much more!

      Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Please review our Employment Privacy Policy here: https://primalpetfoods.com/pages/employee-privacy-policy. By submitting an application with us, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this policy.

Keywords: Primal Pet Group, Abilene , Maintenance Technician - Texas, Professions , Abilene, Texas

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