Maintenance Technician (3rd Shift)

Job Purpose

In the role of a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of machinery and equipment to maintain the uninterrupted operation of our production processes. Your expertise in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, electrical, and Pneumatic systems will be essential in minimizing downtime and optimizing efficiency. This role requires strong technical skills, attention to detail, and a proactive approach to preventive maintenance.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Perform routine maintenance tasks, including inspecting, lubricating, and cleaning machinery and equipment to ensure optimal performance.

2. Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, low voltage systems, PLCs, and Pneumatic issues with production equipment and machinery identifying root causes and implementing effective solutions.

3. Conduct repairs and replacements of faulty components, such as motors, bearings, belts, sensors, and Pneumatic cylinders, to minimize downtime and prevent production delays.

4. Utilize hand and power tools, as well as diagnostic equipment, to diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions accurately.

5. Follow preventive maintenance schedules to perform scheduled inspections, adjustments, and replacements of parts to prevent breakdowns and prolong equipment lifespan.

6. Collaborate with production staff and supervisors to prioritize maintenance tasks and minimize disruptions to production schedules.

7. Maintain accurate maintenance records, including work orders, equipment manuals, and spare parts inventory, using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

8. Adhere to safety protocols and procedures at all times to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment for yourself and others.

9. Assist in the installation and commissioning of new equipment and machinery, ensuring they meet safety and performance standards.

10. Participate in training programs to stay updated on new technologies and industry best practices in maintenance and repair.

11. Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Three years of Maintenance Technician experience in a manufacturing or packaging environment is preferred but not required.

3. Ability to lift and carry moderate to heavy loads, up to 50 pounds, and stand for extended periods on hard surfaces.

4. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain focus in a fast-paced environment.

5. Good communication skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

6. Basic math skills for counting and recording inventory.

7. Understanding of safety and food safety protocols and willingness to follow all safety guidelines.

8. Flexibility to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

9. Work in extreme weather conditions.

10. Climb ladders and steps, including the ability to ascend elevated heights.

Application Process

This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com

Industrial Maintenance Technician (Nights)

This position is based at our Hampton Farms location in Lubbock, TX.

The Company

Hampton Farms is the leading In-Shell Peanut Company in the US. We are also a leading producer of other types of nuts and nut butters for the retail and commercial markets. You can find our product in most grocery stores and major league baseball stadiums. We distribute under the Hampton Farms brand and are also a leading private label manufacturer.

Job Purpose

This is a full-time experienced Maintenance Technician position that is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and installing photo eyes, motor starters, power supplies, limit switches, proximity sensors, pneumatic or automatic conveyors, rollers, lifts, and some robotics within a distribution center. Additionally, the technician will be working to troubleshoot, PM and upkeep automated loaders. Maintenance technicians are also responsible for troubleshooting and repairing AC/DC electrical systems, reading schematics, and using electrical testing equipment (Volt-Ohm meter, amp meter, oscilloscope). Our experienced Maintenance technicians contribute a unique skillset using preventative maintenance systems, work order tracking through a CMMS. Maintenance technicians have the skill and flexibility to work on any equipment within the facility and may need to operate Arc Welders, Mig Welders and Heliarc® (TIG) Welders for repair, and fabrication. The knowledge to use scissor lifts, Boom lifts and a man basket are preferred. This position will report to the Maintenance Manager.

We set industry standards in terms of pay and benefits. We also offer unbeatable benefits including health insurance, dental and vision, retirement saving benefits including a 401(k) with company contribution, vacation days, weekly pay and much more.

Before going any further, you should know that our Maintenance team is known for two critical areas of expertise:

  • Deep understanding of high-voltage wiring (480V 3-phase motors)
  • Multi-craft maintenance and repair (e.g., performing interrelated repairs on electrical

Are you comfortable, competent, and capable of high-voltage wiring and multi-craft repair? If you answered yes, our team would welcome your contributions to our daily operations. We asked our Maintenance technicians what we should tell you about your workday, and this is what they had to say:

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • You will use your extensive knowledge to assist entry-level mechanics with difficult repairs.
  • You are willing to work under pressure to fix equipment
  • You will work urgently to get the equipment back up and running
  • You will be troubleshooting issues on a wide variety of equipment
  • You will conduct repair failures of production and facilities equipment
  • You will ensure maximum equipment efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability
  • Responding to maintenance calls is part of your job, and this can sometimes mean helping complete a repair that has already been started
  • You will inspect machines, develop repair lists and identify short-term and long-term repairs so that machines run correctly
  • You will work from task lists when diagnosing machines and taking corrective actions
  • Professional insight and knowledge of the operation of our equipment will enable you to understand problems and take action to resolve issues.

Do you have an electrical certification, maintenance manufacturing experience, technical school training, or welding experience?

If so, you are likely well-equipped to join the team. We have a robust training program that can benefit you if you have a proven base knowledge of industrial maintenance repair (especially regarding electrical repair multi-craft repairs). Although it’s not required, many managers prefer that candidates have at least two years’ training experience in mechanical/electrical repair in a manufacturing environment. Please be sure that you meet the following minimum requirements for this position:

Requirements

  • You are at least 18 years of age or older
  • You will be required to work on some weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift 15 to 50 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch for extended periods with or without a reasonable accommodation

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Electrical certification preferred

Physical Demand

  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods (2-3 hours before break)
  • Lifting: Intermediate lifting up to 55 lbs for up to half your shift (up to 4 hours)
  • Climbing: ladders, stairs, etc. –using feet and legs or hands and arms 1/3 of the time
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds by ears
  • Depth Perception: Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances
  • Color Vision: Ability to identify and distinguish colors

Competencies

  • Analytical
  • Continuous Learning
  • Job Knowledge
  • Use of Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Adaptability
  • Dependability
  • Quality
  • Communications
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Exceptional Interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Treats everyone with respect and dignity

Technicians who are considering applying often ask us what characteristics our leadership looks for in this important position. This should give you an idea of what managers are seeking:

  • Customer Service: given our emphasis on mechanical aptitude, you might be surprised to see customer service listed here, but remember we interact with all levels of team members on the floor. It is important that you, and we as a team, treat all team members with the same level of service as we would our consumers.
  • Flexibility: you’ll be switching gears, shifting priorities, and balancing task lists with calls for maintenance repairs. Flexibility – and keeping your cool – will allow you to both focus and prioritize your work.
  • Self-Starter: you will often find yourself working unsupervised, so taking ownership of your quality and speed of work is essential when conducting preventative maintenance or addressing equipment failure.
  • Safety Focused: your attention to company policies and procedures regarding safety will minimize risks to yourself, your team, and the quality of our products. Safety is everyone’s job at Hampton Farms.

We hope you can imagine yourself on the team. Does this sound like you?

There will be tough days. When we experience downtime, we are working under pressure to fix equipment. We take it in stride because we believe, and our Maintenance technicians agree, that the rewards are worth it.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Compensation: This will of course be based on experience and what you can bring to the Maintenance Team and Hampton Farms as a whole. We do have a 3-Tier Technician rating and the pay ranges from entry level 1 Technicians to more experienced level 3 Technicians.

  • Maintenance Technician 1
  • Maintenance Technician 2
  • Maintenance Technician 3

We have three shifts 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm, and 11pm-7am. There will also be a shift differential for the night shifts. (Currently hiring only for PM shifts)

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Assistance (TAP)
  • Teladoc
  • 401K Match
  • Paid Vacation and Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • School Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave

Core Values “Equip”

  • Environment
  • Quality
  • Understanding
  • Integrity
  • People

Application Process

  • This job is contingent upon satisfactory completion of reference checks, education verification, pre-employment drug screening, and a criminal history check.

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

For Additional Information Visit: www.hamptonfarms.com