FreshRealm - CONNECTING THROUGH MEALS

At FreshRealm we aspire to be THE fresh meal company. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about revolutionizing this rapidly growing category. 

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals. Fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings are 100% our focus. We partner with leading Grocery, Convenience and Omni channel retailers to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our success is measured by the success of our retail partners. Service, quality and consistency are our obsession, and we take pride in every meal that our customers place on their shelves.

At FreshRealm meals are more than a source of nutrition, they are our passion. Meals are the heart of a timeless ritual of sitting down to connect with family, friends, and ourselves. We are proud to play a small part in the ritual of “connecting us through meals”.

If you are a leader looking to build the future of fresh meals,  you are growth minded and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, or you are excited to work with the country’s largest retailers, go to market with the best in product quality and work with industry leaders that care for each other and their communities, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you. 

Overview

The Maintenance Technician serves as support to the manufacturing and packing teams by providing quality maintenance support services to maximize machine availability and minimize downtime. Maintains a focus on quality product and timely repairs to meet objectives. Exercises appropriate judgment and discretion, resolving equipment or machinery issues with minimal supervision. Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements to increase efficiency, capability, and yield. Performs equipment failure analyses (including preventive and unscheduled maintenance). Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures. Follows all safety and health standards.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure production and facility equipment availability on a daily basis. Replace defective control units, relay boards, servo units, or other components. Recommend the need to repair or replace components. Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems related to all material handling equipment components. Perform maintenance duties to troubleshoot and repair defective equipment in a timely manner.
  • Respond to assigned work orders and input to the Maintenance Management System
  • Repair, overhaul, disassemble, assemble, install, and dismantle production equipment and supporting components. May be required to fabricate, weld, or solder parts to keep equipment in operations. Responsible for maintaining sufficient parts, tools, lubricants, supplies, motors, and equipment in operational order to repair equipment on site.
  • Perform predictive and preventative maintenance duties and generate work requests to repair defective equipment
  • Communicate closely with Supervisors, Team Leads, and other team members on the status of work progress. Estimate anticipated downtime/repair time.
  • Assist in the education of Associate team members and Maintenance co-workers to produce a multifunctional maintenance department
  • May troubleshoot for all manufacturing teams as necessary to complete their tasks, accounting for a minimum amount of downtime and to maintain quality
  • Work safely and lead by example, ensuring all GMP and technical processes are followed by all
  • Enforce the clean-as-you-go policy and practices - Have a place for everything and everything in its place
  • Ad-hoc projects as required

Required Qualifications:

  • General high school degree/GED or equivalent preferred
  • Must be 18 or older to apply as required for machinery and/or equipment utilization
  • Typically requires 3-5 years of related experience or may need 2 years experience with additional specialized training and/or certification
  • Maintenance-related experience using a variety of recognized trades methods and techniques. This may include 2 or more of the following: maintenance of a variety of machines, fillers, sealers, plumbing, refrigeration, HVAC, welding, basic carpentry, electrical, and waste-water treatment facility experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a chilled food manufacturing environment preferred
  • Preferred/helpful knowledge and skill: working in electrical maintenance, installation and troubleshooting, instrumentation repair and calibration, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Must be able to wear all required safety equipment including eye protection, hearing protection, and fall protection in elevated positions
  • Strong auditory perception to respond to safety and operational sounds
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills at all levels, including co-workers, production employees, vendors, and other agency representatives
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrate knowledge with HazMat, MSDS, SDS, ADA, NFPA, OSHA and other regulations that apply to the trades and manufacturing
  • Ability to read blueprints and/ or schematics 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, while remaining calm and making rational decisions 

 

Working Conditions: Work is primarily conducted in a chilled Production Plant.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, and vibrations. The employee is frequently exposed to a variety of varying weather conditions, trash, waste, chemicals, and other materials. The noise level in the work environment and facility can be loud. The employee must be able to adapt to working in an environment that is chilled and on surfaces that may be slippery.

Physical RequirementsSitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting up to 40lbs, pulling/pushing up to 60 lbs., grasping small objects, and identifying very small variations in the product. Sight is required for observing work and production.  May be exposed to active machinery and moving equipment, food particles, and trash. May be required to use a forklift or other machinery.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be required to perform other business duties as assigned

Work Authorization: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and/or alien authorized to work in the US on an unlimited basis

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