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Bottling Line Mechanic

Location: Geyserville, California

Job Summary: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of skilled mechanic and electrical duties to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and modify bottling and facility production equipment. Maintains the electrical and electronic aspects of bottling operations and provides technical capability to maximize production efficiency using PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers).

 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Safety Statement All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or People Operations.

 

Supervisors, Managers and Leads are fundamentally responsible for ensuring safety in their own departments and to uphold the following safety standards:

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward safety.
  • Ensure work is performed in a safe manner and all safety rules, regulations and instructions are in compliance.
  • Report and investigate workplace injuries in a timely manner; identifies ways to eliminate risk of reoccurrence; complete audits; conduct monthly safety meetings and trainings; maintain compliance with hazardous materials program; inform/train new employees on specific safety aspects and procedures with the department and location; participate in monthly management safety meetings.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • Maintains bottling equipment and associated infrastructure, including hardware, PLCS, and line synchronization.
  • Improve bottling line efficiency through changes to automated controls
  • Utilize technical skills in troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing packaging machinery that demonstrates literacy and required sophistication to manage PLC environments and to solve all mechanical and electrical problems
  • Install and program electronic controls: i.e., VFD's, HMI's, PLC's
  • Install and terminate wiring for new equipment
  • Interface with vendors to maintain support network
  • Provide support to production line staff to ensure efficient daily operational efficiencies are achieved.
  • Maintain backup programs of all PLC bottling line programs
  • Keep current with the latest developments for bottling line control
  • Train new PLC technicians
  • Ability to setup and modify parameters in vision inspection systems
  • Maintains equipment warranties and all maintenance records.
  • Wire and troubleshoot on all electrical systems.
  • Responsible for bottling line changeovers, adjustments, synchronization of equipment, and equipment up-time.
  • Assembles and installs mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment and systems, including production machinery, tooling, conveyor systems, storage racks and tanks.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and tactical maintenance.
  • Maintains all records for preventive and tactical maintenance.
  • Follow general housekeeping procedures including sweeping, machine and tool cleaning.
  • Conducts on-going assessment of safety and operational procedures.
  • Ensures line up-time to meet bottling schedule.
  • Maintains equipment to meet packaging standards and established guidelines.
  • Complete work in a timely manner.
  • Install/troubleshoot mechanical equipment which may include weekends and overtime.
  • Follow Bottling Line SOPs.
  • Follow safety and operational procedures.
  • Maintains equipment to meet packaging start times consistently.
  • Complies with relevant OSHA regulatory requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by bottling manager.
  • Cover Shifts when needed.

 

Job Requirements

Experience:

  • 3 years related experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Prior experience with production line changeovers.
  • Prior machine electrical Experience preferred.
  • Prior experience on the operation and maintenance of pressure fillers highly desirable.
  • Ability to read schematics.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage priorities, workflow and time management.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
  • Ability to perform basic math.

 

Physical Demands:

N (Not Applicable)-Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)-Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5 + hrs/day)

F (Frequently)-Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5 + hrs/day)

C (Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5 + hrs/day)

 

Stand-F, Walk-F, Sit-O, Handling/Fingering-F, Reaching Outward-F, Reaching Above Shoulder-O

Climb-O, Crawl-O, Squat or Kneel-O, Bend-F, Working at the Computer-O

 

Lift/Carry

 

Push/Pull

 

Other Physical Requirements

10 lbs or Less

F

 

12 lbs or Less

F

 

Vision (Near, Distance)

11 lbs to 20 lbs

F

 

13 lbs to 25 lbs

O

 

Sense of Sound (i.e. Machinery/Tractor Sounds)

21 lbs to 50 lbs

O

 

26 lbs to 40 lbs

O

 

Sense of Touch

51 lbs to 100 lbs

O

 

41 lbs to 100 lbs

O

 

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. steel toe boots, safety glasses)

Over 100 lbs

O

 

Over 100 lbs

O

 

 

Work Environment:

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 functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Posted: November 09, 2019

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