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Maintenance Technician - Controls

Company: Dairy Farmers of America
Location: Winthrop
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

**Join DFA's Maintenance team in Winthrop*SIGN ON BONUS - $1000Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, vacation.--9 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday Schedule--Join a winning team! As the leading milk marketing cooperative and dairy foods processor in the United States, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) consists of more than 13,000 family farm-owners and more than 20,000 employees. Our employees are dedicated to delivering wholesome dairy products from the family farm to family tables around the world, while continuously exploring ways to be more innovative and efficient. Our commitment to produce a safe, sustainable and traceable product starts with our farmer-owners and is carried throughout the entire supply chain. Our employees make a difference within our Cooperative and the community while delivering value to our members.--General PurposeInstall, monitor, calibrate, and maintain the control systems of automated equipment using software to verify that the controls are within set parameters. Troubleshoot issues and perform necessary maintenance and repair services. Work with the maintenance team to aid in their technical development. Work with a limited degree of supervision, with oversight focused on complex and/or new assignments. Act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience.Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesUse a PC along with software programs to modify, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair equipment breakdowns involving mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic componentsLay out circuits and install electrical wiring systems to handle required loads for various parts of the plant. Run lines, make connections, install proper safety devices, and provide for necessary outlets and switchesPerform calibrations on electrical, electronic equipment and instruments according to technical manuals and written instructions. Record resultsInstall and hook-up production equipment, exercising care as to size of motors, voltage requirements, and balance circuits for proper power distributionPerform preventative / predictive maintenance and rebuild and replace defective parts and component units such as motors, gear boxes, clutches, bearings and electrical components as needed. Reassemble and make final equipment adjustmentsPerform regular checks on all building equipment such as sprinkler systems, pumps, boilers, air compressors, air conditioners, and power systems as requiredComplete simple fabrication of machine parts as required, and requisition repair parts as neededMaintain plant water treatment systems and equipment. Take samples as scheduled and make adjustments as needed. Record all necessary dataAssist outside contractors on on-site projectsDemonstrate a cooperative effort to train and assist operators and peers in all aspects of equipment maintenance and operation, problem identification, and problem-solvingParticipate in task meetings; suggest changes in work tasks and use of equipment to increase efficienciesMaintain communication with other departments, management, and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of productionStay up to date on new products, equipment, technology and techniquesMaintain safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issuesFollow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirementsThe requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.--Other duties may be assigned as required--

Keywords: Dairy Farmers of America, Minneapolis , Maintenance Technician - Controls, Professions , Winthrop, Minnesota

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