Maintenance Technician

Sun Basket Inc Valmeyer, IL
* Performs basic preventative maintenance on Sun Basket manufacturing support equipment and facilities

* Performs simple assembly tasks

* Works with outside contractors as needed

* Identifies replacement/spare parts as needed

* Responsible for properly lubricating equipment

* Must have complete working knowledge of complex equipment, and plant machinery

* Must having working knowledge of PLC's, Electrical and Mechanical systems.

* Installs and rearranges complex equipment

* Dismantles, repairs and reassembles complex equipment

* Performs work in mechanical skills area such as fabrication, assembly, welding, burning, cutting and pi pefitting

* Performs electrical work such as removing and replacing motors, fuses, cables and installing conduit

* Completes routine paperwork such as filling out PM work orders, recording inspection results, logging emergency work orders in the CMMS, recording parts used from inventory stores and recording necessary readings in CMMS

* Complete work orders in a timely manner

* Works from drawings, verbal instructions or sketches

* Maintain plant GMP's in area of responsibility

* Must be committed to company safety goals and work in a safe and professional manner.

* Must ensure compliance with all company and FDA, USDA and SQF requirements.

* Cleans and maintains a clean work area both in shop and floor

* Operates production equipment to check work as required

* Keep skills current through training and education

* Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

* High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

* 3-5 years production manufacturing experience preferred.

* Must be flexible to accomplish the necessary tasks.

* Work additional time on a daily or weekly basis if necessary.

* Scheduled work days and hours may be altered depending on job demands.

* Able to perform in a fast paced and team oriented environment.

* Ability to adapt in a changing work environment.

* Mechanical aptitude and ability

* Strong communication and organizational skills

* Computer knowledge

* Food safety knowledge

* Welding skills

* Pneumatic systems skills.

* Hydraulic system skills.

* Plumbing skills.

* Basic Refrigeration knowledge.

* Basic Boiler operation and controls knowledge.

* Ability to work with powered shop and hand tools safely.

* Ability to perform complex assembly instruction

* Can read, write and speak English.

* Can follow and retain instruction.


* Competitive Salary

* Medical

* Dental

* Vision

* Paid Time Off

* 401K with company match

* Paid Holidays

Working Conditions

* Must be comfortable working in a temperature controlled environment! Warehouses are kept at between 10 and 40 degrees

* Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high

* Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts

Personality and Values

* Cooperative : Working well with others is a key to success in this position!

* Reliable: We ship food out every week to our customers, and we can't do that without your help.

* Responsible: A self starter with the ability to work independently as needed

* Ready to Grow : This facility is the newest of the 3 Sun Basket has around the country, so there are opportunities for advancement as the facility continues to expand.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sun Basket is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability with respect to employment opportunities. We value diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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