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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:08 AM


IL - Berwyn
Job #: 77273
Technician - Maintenance

The Utilities Operator –Mechanic is responsible for all activities involving maintenance and operation of the plant utilities inclusive of the following: ammonia refrigeration system, freon packaged units and HVAC, high and low pressure steam boiler systems, thermal oil process boiler systems, hot water generator, thermal oxidizer, compressed air systems, electrical distribution, building sprinkler systems and all supporting equipment

• Performs duties as assigned by the Utilities Supervisor, Systems Area Lead and/or Maintenance Supervisor
• Insures continuous operation of all the facility utility systems and peripheral equipment to support the requirements of the production schedule and facility conditions. This requires proper coordination of all operations and maintenance utilities equipment.
• Coordinates both internal and external resources for maintenance of the facility.
• Assists in the development of all environmental programs required from local, state, and federal agencies.
• Assists in the recordkeeping and training requirements for all components of the Process Safety Management/Risk (PSM/RMP management plans to achieve compliance with state and federal guidelines.
• Provides technical analysis and services to provide real-time data on the status of refrigeration and operational equipment.
• Takes a leadership role on the emergency response team in the event of release of hazardous chemicals.
• Maintains boiler cooling tower chemistry to insure safe and proper boiler operation. Works with the water treatment supplier to assure the equipment is operating correctly.
• Assures the ammonia compressors are operating safely and efficiently to reduce energy consumption.
• Performs preventative maintenance on equipment to maintain in good working condition.
• Troubleshoots electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and plumbing.
• Utilizes drawings, technical records and vendor diagrams to complete Preventative Maintenance documents (PM's) related to machine overhauls and repairs.
• Handles maintenance emergencies as required.
• Completes duties in accordance with quality assurance, Good Manufacturing Practices, safety and other company programs and procedures, and in accordance with government codes and regulations.
• Maintains clean, organized and safe work area, including wiping and washing equipment and tools; sweeping and mopping floors; trash removal.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Works to maintain and improve on the quality, legality and safety of each product and the processes used in their manufacture. Responsible for keeping assigned work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity to a Supervisor immediately. Competency
• Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
• Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
• Technical Skills – Uses technical expertise appropriate to situation; shares expertise with others. • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.
• Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views.
• Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.
• Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically.
• Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; supports organization's goals and values. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings on time.
• Dependability - Follows written and oral instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; completes tasks on time.
• Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
• Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
• Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
• Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
• Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.
• Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly

• High school diploma or GED required.
• Ammonia refrigeration certification.
• Certificate in HVAC
• PSM training preferred.
• Knowledge of equipment set-up, functions, operating procedures and preventative maintenance techniques.
• Basic knowledge in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) preferred.
• 3 years of experience working with Ammonia refrigeration
• Experience working in a maintenance department, preferably in an automated food processing plant.

Tom Sandberg
Senior Business Development Manager
P: 630-993-3421 | E:
Corporate Office: Two Westbrook Corporate Center Ste. 300, Westchester, IL 60154
Wisconsin Office: 125 N. Executive Dr. Ste. 101, Brookfield, WI 53005

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• Location: Berwyn, IL, Chicago

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