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Maintenance Technician - 1st Shift

Company: Home Chef
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 2013, Home Chef is the leading meal solutions company with both a retail and online presence. Available online at and in retail at more than 2,100 Kroger grocery stores, Home Chef is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to cook simple, delicious meals, no matter how busy they are.Similar to our recipes, we recognize that variety is the spice of life, and therefore, our employees also bring their uniqueness and color to our fantastic team. We're eager to work with humble team players and pragmatic next-level thinkers to innovate on Home Chef's offerings.As the COVID-19 situation evolves in the US and worldwide, we are taking all the necessary precautions, per the CDC guidelines, to keep our employees and customers safe.A Maintenance Technician is responsible for conducting all repairs and preventative maintenance on facility and production equipment. They are responsible for ensuring that the production team has no barriers with production equipment and that contractors are coordinated when completing scheduled service.Employee and Food Safety:Conducts all work in accordance with sound safety practices and proper work methods or procedures; wears all personal protective equipment (PPE) as requiredComplies with all environmental laws and regulations for chemicals and lubricants as well as disposal and storagePerforms work in accordance with all quality systems requirements and understands what Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) are and is willing and able to fully support these requirementsConducts routine safety checks on the production equipmentEquipment Maintenance:Services and maintains production-related equipment, which includes motors, conveyors, vibratory fillers, tub washer, flow wrapper, etc.Installs new production equipmentProvides guidance and training to machine operators to increase efficiency and reduce downtime on production equipmentReads and interprets equipment manuals to troubleshoot equipment and to assess functionalityQuickly learns how to properly maintain and repair any new equipment brought onsiteExecutes preventative maintenance plans on all equipment as scheduled by the Maintenance ManagerMaintains records of PMs and emergency work in the CMMS for equipment historyIdentifies what spare parts are needed and communicates with the Maintenance Manager when they need to be ordered to maintain equipment uptimeFacility Maintenance:Responsible for keeping the facility in good working order and in compliance with all safety requirementsCoordinates work orders related to facility improvements and repairs such as dock door and dock leveler repairs, plumbing repairs, building access control, etcOversees contractors conducting facility repairs on the air compressor, hot water heater, and the fire suppression systemDocuments work related to facility improvements and repairs in the Home Chef CMMS to maintain historyMaintains records of equipment related to compliance requirements such as pH probes, condenser water treatment, or ammonia sensorsMaintenance Shop OrganizationDirectly responsible for making the maintenance shop audit ready at all times, this includes but is not limited to properly storing flammable lubricants and maintaining records of critical safety equipmentKeeps the shop tools and spare parts well organized so that all shifts can conduct required maintenanceCommunicates proactively with the Maintenance Manager when spare parts need to be ordered for specific equipment for the facilityTime Management:Works under pressure when emergencies occurWorks with a sense of urgency to minimize production downtimePrioritizes work orders to minimize impact to production and employeesAccurately predicts time to complete work ordersCommunicates progress and expected completion dates with managementGeneral Responsibilities:Follow the facility GMPs and help enforce them throughout the facilitySupport the efforts of the company to maintain our food safety system (SQF) and quality programsSalary Range: $49,000 - $59,000General high school degree, or equivalent, (e.g. GED).Minimum five years of industrial maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, food manufacturing background preferredAt least 2 years of electrical or programming experience preferredKnowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems requiredMust be able to use a variety of hand and power tools and precision measuringMust have strong knowledge of electrical wiring repairs and installations, AC/DC controls and schematic diagramsPIT and scissor lift OSHA certification requiredSolid computer skills with ability to input/export information into a CMMSPerks and benefits:Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance availablePaid holidays, sick time and vacation time401k programFlexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expensesHow We Work TogetherWe are humble team players. We are warm and gracious with team members and customers. We seek feedback to improve ourselves - and respectfully listen to and accept input.We are pragmatic next-level thinkers.We come up with novel and unique ideas. We explore new strategies to avoid being constrained by conventional thinking.We take ownership.We approach ambiguous problems, prepared to dive in, get curious, and learn more. We are results-driven, always challenging ourselves to exceed goals.Be at Home at Home ChefWe all show up authentically at Home Chef. Our team includes individuals with a variety of identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. You can trust that you'll be able to bring your whole self to an inclusive and enjoyable workplace.We welcome people of all races, colors, religions, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.Home Chef is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Home Chef will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at is an equal opportunity employer.To view the California Applicant Notice click here

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