Maintenance Technician, PM, Deli Plant - Lakeland
Publix Super Markets
 Lakeland, FL

Job Description

As a Maintenance Technician for the Publix Deli Plant you'll maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and improve the performance of a wide array of equipment. Our deli plant employs more than 400 associates who produce a variety of fully prepared meats and salads according to Publix's demanding quality standards. These foods are designed to save time for customers when they are preparing meals. Without our Maintenance Technicians fine-tuning this food manufacturing equipment, the Publix Deli Plant simply couldn't produce the volume and quality of products needed to serve our customers. Our deli kitchen is located in Lakeland, Florida.

One of the following positions is available: Maintenance Technician Class A, B, or C.

The position offered is contingent upon the qualifications and work experience of the candidate.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • maintaining and improving the performance and condition of equipment and facilities at the Deli Plant utilizing preventive and condition-based maintenance techniques, and state of the art tools,
  • troubleshooting and repairing electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and equipment,
  • creating requisitions to procure parts and supplies,
  • fabricating steel, stainless steel, and aluminum components and structures as required to improve the safety, sanitation, and performance of equipment and processes,
  • performing stick, TIG, sanitary TIG, and MIG welding,
  • troubleshooting PLCs, PLC networks, HMIs, instrumentation, and microprocessor -controlled devices,
  • performing minor plumbing, and building repair and maintenance,
  • operating forklifts and high lifts, and other powered lift equipment,
  • training other team members,
  • performing housekeeping duties in the work area, and
  • assisting with other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

Please be sure to monitor your email including your spam folder, daily for communications you may receive during the recruiting and selection process for this position. Please do not use your Publix email address when applying.

Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Required Qualifications

  • at least 18 years old
  • basic mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • basic knowledge of hand tools and tool use
  • willingness and ability to advance
  • willingness to complete a mechanical aptitude test (on or before hire date)
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong problems-solving skills
  • self-motivated individual
  • ability to lift in excess of 50lbs
  • ability to work well with others and to be a team member
  • ability to demonstrate safe work habits
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • ability to work well with others and to be a team member
  • flexible and willing to work various shifts
  • willing to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the following:
  • electro-mechanical components and systems
  • pneumatic components and systems
  • hydraulic components and systems
  • process instrumentation
  • experience maintaining programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • experience troubleshooting programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • documented PLC and instrumentation training
  • experience maintaining 480V C3 motor starters, variable frequency drives, and distribution systems
  • experience troubleshooting 480V C3 motor starters, variable frequency drives, and distribution systems
  • degree or certification from a recognized industrial maintenance or millwright training program
  • ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and drawings
  • experience testing, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining reverse osmosis (RO), carbon filtration, wastewater pH correction, and UV and ozone treatment systems
  • experience in cleaning and maintaining water delivery systems; including valves, pumps and piping
  • experience inspecting back flow preventers for proper operation
  • strong analytical skills
  • ability to train others
  • previous food plant experience