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Maintenance Mechanic 3rd Shift

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Owned by 250+ family farms, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is a food and beverage company that has offered innovative, award-winning, high-quality dairy products since 1965. Our progressive cooperative's success is based on a commitment to quality in everything we do that extends to every stage of operations, from our farms to the consumer. Our product offerings include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms -, Bison -, Milk for Life -, and Intense Milk - brands.
Responsible for performing breakdown and preventative maintenance on production and supporting equipment. ** $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS** 3rd Shift 11pm - 7:30am
Essential Duties & Tasks

  • Carry out tasks issued by maintenance shift supervisor.

  • Troubleshoot support system problems using basic problem solving skills.

  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks on equipment assigned to you.

  • Complete all standard work orders and preventative maintenance tasks assigned. Submit all completed paperwork.

  • Record information in required logbooks for systems history and continuous improvement.

  • Record any parts/components used for repairs to ensure replenishment of On-Hand balances are maintained, and properly dispose of used parts/components.

  • Ensure quality standards set by the company are adhered to after PM's and/or repairs are made to equipment.

  • Perform machine repairs based upon a maintenance call or an assignment in a timely fashion.

  • Maintain cleanliness of the areas you are working in; properly dispose the parts/components you have replaced.

  • Promote a safe and harmonious work environment with adherence to company policy, procedures, safety and health regulations.

  • Maintain compliance with S.Q.F. Certification.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Minimum of a GED or High School Diploma

    • Technical training or electrical/mechanical technician degree, or verifiable comparable experience

    • Food manufacturing background is a plus

    • Must be able to operate forklifts and pallet jacks (electric/manual)

    • Experience with programmable logic controller, instruments and controls is preferred

    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience within the mechanical field; working with boilers, ammonia refrigeration, air compressors, air handling units and HVAC is a plus

      Area Specific

      • Must be able to work within varied temperature ranges; Must be able to work with numerous forms of energy such as electricity, steam, pneumatic, mechanical; Must be able to read, interpret and comprehend schematics and blueprints; Must be able top use Human Interface Machines and computers (stop and start-up); Must be able to lift up to and including 50lbs.

        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Mechanical:

        • Knowledge of how your assigned equipment operates

        • Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in mechanics. Experience with; plumbing, pumps, seals & gaskets, drive systems (gear, belt, and chain), bearings & bushings, fastener thread designations & properties of lubricants.

        • Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in pneumatics. Experience with; basic understanding of how pneumatics work, knowledge of the function and type of control components.

        • Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in hydraulics. Experience with; basic understanding of how hydraulics work, knowledge of the function and type of control components, read and understand basic hydraulic prints.

        • Basic knowledge & troubleshooting skills in electrical. Experience with; understanding basic single phase wiring, correct use of a multimeter, AC & DC power, fuses and breakers, read and understand basic electrical prints, basic knowledge of three phase wiring, identify and change three phase motor rotation, proper motor and name plate reading, actuators & sensors, PLC


          • Knowledge of general computer functions such as Microsoft Office programs, spreadsheets, etc.

          • Knowledge of basic safety regulations

          • Skill in multi-tasking

          • Skill in basic problem solving

          • Skill with basic math procedures

          • Skill in team-building

          • Skill in interpersonal and communication

          • Possess good mechanical aptitude to disassemble and assemble all types of equipment

          • Ability to communicate with co-workers, management team members, and other individuals in a courteous and professional manner

          • Ability to climb ladders, stairs or use a scissor lift to inspect and/or repair equipment.

          • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

          • Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously

          • Ability to complete assigned tasks

            Physical DimensionsJob-related physical abilities an individual needs to possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.

            • Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer

            • Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers

            • Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to stand to open files and operate office equipment or mechanical equipment; mobility between departments or physical locations, and attend meetings of coworkers and management

            • Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to climb, stoop, or kneel to perform routine tasks within the scope of job

            • Lifting up to 50 lbs./ Pulling/Pushing:

            • Touching/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use office equipment or other equipment; along with handling material and equipment


              • Ability to perform functions in a fast paced environment.

              • Promote and lead by example a safety culture that drives safety as number one.

              • Able to work in a varied temperature environment.

              • Adheres to Company Policy and Procedures.

              • Maintain a flexible work schedule to provide program continuity and visibility.

              • Acts as a role model outside and within the Company.

              • Performs duties as workload necessitates.

              • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude.

              • Meets departmental productivity standards.

              • Provides guidance for coworkers as needed or as requested.

              • Communicates regularly with supervisor about job-related issues.

              • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.

              • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position.

                Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.
                Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
                The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Syracuse , Maintenance Mechanic 3rd Shift, Engineering , Syracuse, New York

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