Maintenance Rebuild Mechanic
fairlife, LLC, is a Chicago-based health food company with a mission to enrich lives by sustainably providing nourishment and vitality to the world. We produce and market nutritious and great-tasting milk beverages made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes lactose and sugars while maximizing the natural proteins, nutrients, and minerals found in cow’s milk. The company was founded in 2012 by Select Milk Producers, Inc.®, a group of dairy farmers dedicated to the pursuit of higher quality milk and a desire to revitalize the dairy industry through forward-thinking product innovation.
Our line of delicious fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, the only cow’s milk with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk for the whole family; Core Power®, a high protein milk shake for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help build lean muscle and support healthy post-workout recovery; fairlife® with DHA, an ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife® YUP!™, a line of flavored milks; and the newly launched fairlife® Nutrition Plan™, a high protein, low sugar meal-replacement drink. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available nationwide in the U.S.
To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.
The Maintenance Rebuild Tech will work independently rebuilding all equipment that resides in the Maintenance Department. The equipment that has been rebuilt will then be returned to the spare parts crib as inventory. This position requires a high level of precision, blue print reading and sourcing spare parts. The Maintenance Rebuild Tech will directly report to the Maintenance Strategic Planner and communicate daily for updates and status on rebuilt equipment.
- Responsible for rebuilding all the equipment on the rebuild shelf. Diaphragm pumps, centrifugal pumps, rotary-lobe pumps, vane pumps, solenoid valves, single and dual seat valves, thinktop valves, filler grippers.
- Responsible for functionality of equipment after the rebuild has been completed
- Responsible for adding rebuilt equipment back to crib inventory
- Must be able to track and document work orders with correct rebuild parts
- Must be able to read blueprints and follow OEM guidelines on equipment repair
- Responsible for sending our VFD’s and electrical motors for outside vendor repair
- Must communicate with the Parts Procurement personnel for spare parts min/max quantities
- Able to set up and operate welders, drill press, grinder, hand tools and other metal working equipment.
- Fabrication, innovation and modification of equipment.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Have at last 3 years’ experience with hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics and basic electrical repair.
- Ability to read and interpret documents, schematics, and drawings.
- Ability to write detailed repair reports as well as good verbal communication.
- Ability to assist with machine repair and troubleshooting when deed to support plant shutdowns and complete assigned tasks.
- Post-secondary education and/or a technical trade certificate is preferred.
- Experience in the operation of a food beverage plant is preferred.
- Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use maintenance software to input work orders and research/checkout parts.
working conditions and physical requirements:
- List where necessary
- 8+ hours of sitting/standing/walking
- Ability to lift a minimum of 40lbs on an occasional basis
- Occasional reaching/bending/pushing/pulling/squatting/kneeling/crawling/twisting/turning
- Climbing and balancing is required during plant inspections, and other job requirements. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations of 75 feet.
- Grasping and manipulating of papers, objects, and equipment will be required. Ability to keyboard for data input will be required on an ongoing basis.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Employee will be subject to temperatures from 34 to over 100 degrees.
The job is performed indoors on a manufacturing floor. Exposure to loud noises, dust, dirt, sparks, oil and smoke may occur. Protective safety equipment may be required including, but not limited to: hearing protection, bump caps, hair and beard nets, shoes, gloves, hardhat, and safety eyewear as needed. Activities may include extended periods of standing.
food safety requirements:
- Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
- Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
- Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
- Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
- Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
- Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
- In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.
position location: Coopersville, MI
reports to: Maintenance Planner
travel requirements: none