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Maintenance Mechanic

Company: Ingredion
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

$35.39401(k) fully matched up to the first 3%Health, life, and disability insuranceHealth savings accountPossibility for overtime12 Hours daily shiftThe
Maintenance Mechanic
will be responsible for performing diagnostics and repairs on the mechanical systems of the plant's machines and equipment, including but not limited to hydraulic, steam, and chemical piping systems. In addition, be required to inspect equipment and diagnose malfunctions through preventive maintenance plans, analyze equipment failures, and assist in determining root causes. A successful applicant will be responsible for working safely and efficiently as possible in our continuous operation facilities.Core Responsibilities/Essential Functions:Troubleshooting mechanical machine failures by disassembly and inspection of components.Utilizing technical documentation (prints, manuals, specifications, etc.) to aid in troubleshooting. Accurately keeping maintenance records of critical and quality-related plant equipment.Determining the root cause of failure and correcting conditions to prevent reoccurrence.Auditing the maintenance program and identifying and recommending opportunities for improvement.Repairing failure using current procedures and recommend alternative methods of repair.Developing, documenting, and performing preventive and predictive maintenance tasks to maximize equipment reliability. Generating out-of-tolerance reports, when required, for equipment found outside of acceptance criteria.Performing precision maintenance tasks such as alignment checks, measurement of mechanical clearances, and balancing of rotating equipment.Executing Motor and Plant lubrication tasks. Ensuring that grease quantity and intervals are maintained within appropriate guidelines. Maintaining procedures for critical and quality-related plant equipment.Understanding and complying with all OSHA, state/provincial, and local codes. Participate in plant training and safety programs.Use the Company's computerized maintenance management system (SAP) to record and access maintenance-related information.Demonstrating safe work habits and proper care for tools and equipment.Performing other duties as required.Acquiring new mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulics knowledge as appropriate.Qualified candidates will have:Work Environment:Ability to work in potentially loud and odorous environments, different physical environments, or various weather conditions.Must be able to move about in the processing areas and be able to do the following: lift and carry 50 pounds, stand and walk for sustained periods; climb stairs and ladders; bend; reach; push; pull, and enter tanks.Position type and expected hours of work:
Full-time position, be willing to work any day of the week.Education and experience:High school diploma or GED required or equivalent combination of industrial maintenance experience and education.Technical training in an accredited technical school or equivalent, with certification in one or more of the following: industrial math, rigging, industrial maintenance, welding, pipefitting, machining, lubrication, condition-based monitoring, a plus.Must have completed a formal maintenance or technology program and must have a minimum experience of three years in a general first-class maintenance capacity in an industrial environment. Electrical and control systems experience is preferred.Basic electrical knowledge or experience with AC/DC voltage preferred.Knowledge of PLCs and VFDs, prior experience preferred.Must be able to complete pre-employment assessments required.Must be able to pass a background check for education, work history, and criminal record.Must be able to successfully pass a physical and drug screen as applicable by the local government.Knowledge of the installation, maintenance, and repairs of common mechanical systems found in an industrial manufacturing facility. Previous experience with one or more of the following: conveyors (screw, drag, belt), centrifugal pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, material handling systems, or boiler/steam systems, preferred.Ability to read and understand labels, blueprints, schematics, job site maps/directions, instruction manuals, and/or written instructions accurately.Additional eligibility qualifications:Read, write, and speak in English and work in a team environment.Computer literate with prior experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), SAP experience a plusAble to develop and apply mechanical/problem-solving skills, preferred.Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety, a plusUnderstanding of OSHA rulesWe are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.Ingredion provides reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you need an accommodation, please inform us.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability-mental or physical-marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law ("protected classifications"). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.Relocation Available: No

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