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Freezer Maintenance Technician- 1st Shift in Dothan, AL at Lineage Logistics

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

 

About Lineage Logistics:

Lineage Logistics is a warehousing and logistics partner committed to delivering sophisticated, customized, and dependable cold chain solutions to leading food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies. We serve customers who put a premium on excellence and reliability to ensure our nation’s food supply is handled, stored and delivered safely and securely through the entire supply chain.

Your Career Starts Here!

Lineage is currently searching for a Maintenance Technician to join our growing team!

This is a mission critical role!  Your work allows us to do our jobs.  As the Maintenance Technician, you are responsible for refrigeration systems and warehouse material handling equipment.  Your responsibilities include installing, maintaining, and repairing machinery, equipment, physical structures, pipe and electrical systems.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, takes personal pride in their work, and is safety minded. As a Maintenance Tech, you must be focused at delivering consistent, high quality services at all times.

Variable Retention Time (VRT) freezers—VRTs are essentially a hybrid of batch blast and continuous freezers.  It is called a “variable” freezer because it can be designed to accept products from multiple production lines at different rates with different freezing time requirements.  VRT freezers are very large units that require their own building structure, and are typically located near a production line so that cased product can be conveyed onto them prior to palletizing

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fan size and airflow should be engineered not only to an optimal configuration of products on each pallet, but to all pallets in the rack system, as well. The stacking of products on each pallet must be planned and uniform to allow air to move at high velocity through the “product zone.” Pallets should always include spacers between layers of boxes so that air flows across the top and bottom of each box. If spacers between layers are not used, boxes should be arranged in horizontal rows parallel to the direction of airflow, with spaces between each row.

Uniform blast cell loading is also important. In cells where the rack systems are designed with more than one layer of pallets, short-stacked pallets and rows of empty pallets can allow air to short circuit, affecting the performance of the cell.

  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment. .
  • Responsible for the completion all maintenance service requests as assigned.
  • Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Diagnose all electrical, hydraulic and mechanical issues on equipment in the facility. Order parts through manager as needed to repair breakdowns.
  • Monitor and maintain all building systems as assigned
  • Perform all repairs on buildings, equipment and tools as needed. Communicate maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Work within expense limits established. 
  • Complete the “Preventative Maintenance Program” as assigned by Facility Maintenance Manager.
  • Coordinate special projects as directed by the Facility Maintenance Manager.
  • Assist in monitoring all work being performed by outside contractors.
  • Carry out quality inspections on jobs.
  • Responsible for alerting the Facility Maintenance Manager of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that have taken place or that may occur.
  • Dismantle defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery and equipment.
  • Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers, breakers, switches, receptacles, wiring, and electronic
    components of machinery and equipment.
  • Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment.
  • Operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  • Preventative maintenance on equipment.

Work Environment:

  • Fast paced work environment with, in and around industrial machinery.
  • Working with Material Handling Equipment on a daily basis.
  • Cold storage environment.  Warehouse bays are kept at a constant 32 degrees (and below in certain
    areas). Ability to withstand cold storage temps for extended periods of time (warm gear provided by company).
  • Noise level varies and at times and can be loud.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Knowledge and experience in general maintenance procedures on HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Prefer experience with Crown/Raymond equipment (but are open to experience with other brands as well), forklift electrical systems, mechanic and hydraulic systems, 
  • Prefer experience with HazMat, welding, plumbing, and knowledge of alarm systems
  • The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience in a factory/warehouse environment. 
  • Responsible for 24-hour emergency maintenance service as scheduled.
  • Carry pager/cell phone as required for on-call maintenance.
  • Follow all safety procedures and programs per company policies. This could include but is not limited to Lock Out Tag Out, Hot Work, Fall Protection and any other safety procedures necessary to complete work assignments safely.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation, processing, distribution, and retention of all necessary reports and records regarding warehouse operations.
  • Proven ability to use basic mathematical skills
  • Available to work occasional to frequent overtime
  • Ability to read and take direction in English
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with our without reasonable assistance
  • Must be capable of becoming certified to operate equipment
  • Must be willing and able to frequently push, pull, kneel, bend and reach

Lineage Team Members:

  • Continually meet internal and external customer expectations through teamwork, respect and willingness to help and support others.
  • Demonstrate complete commitment to a culture of safety.  Promote a safe work environment through personal actions and identifying any safety concerns.
  • Treat all team members with a respect while demonstrating positive work attitude and leadership skills.
  • Take initiative to continually improve performance and work processes through feedback, problem solving and generating new ideas.
  • Work with a sense of urgency to complete tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate excellent job performance in productivity, quality, safety, and attendance.

Benefits:              

Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent benefits, 401K and Paid Time Off.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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