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Maintenance Mechanic - Day Crew A Slice in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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Job Reference Code: 007281-West Liberty

 

OUR TEAM IS OUR BEST ASSET

About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment!

We are currently hiring for Maintenance Mechanics on our day crew.

Job Summary:

The position for Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for supporting production by maintaining operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.  Troubleshooting mechanical and basic electrical systems in order to maintain and repair equipment.    

Successful candidates will work in our food processing production facility and enjoy competitive wages along with many benefits including paid holidays, paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, 401K, educational assitance and much more.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily preventative maintenance and daily tasks.
  • Assist and become an active member of the HAZMAT team.
  • Read and understand mechanical and electrical diagrams and technical repair manuals.
  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical breakdowns in a timely matter.
  • Apply knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to maintenance work.
  • Operate lifts and material handling tools as needed.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment as needed.
  • Able to adapt to fast pace work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Associate Degree or equivalent in a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in mechanical field in an industrial or manufacturing setting is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills such as L2L.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to provide own hand tools.
  • Experience in food manufacturing or process is a plus.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to cover other days and weekends as needed.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and do work on aerial work platforms as needed.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a 3 day, 4 day 2 week rotation schedule, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test, background screen and physical.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online on our careersite at https://careers.wlfoods.com/.  

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