NOW Foods Maintenance Mechanic I - 3rd Shift

Location: Plant (Sparks,NV)
Department: Engineering

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968, NOW Foods has grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry.  The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance.  NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more!  Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in Chicago TWELVE years in a row, and on the National Level SIX years in a row!  NOW Foods also won EDAWN's 2018 Manufacturing Excellence-Large Award, and has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visit nowfoods.com , like us on Facebook at facebook.com/nowfoodsofficial , or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NOWFoods or on Instagram at instagram.com/nowfoodsofficial .

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Working the assigned shift, this position assists in the repair and maintenance of machinery and electromechanical equipment in packaging, processing, distribution and plant infrastructure by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in performing maintenance work throughout the plant in order to repair production machines, fabricate parts, and rebuild equipment.  Helps to diagnose and troubleshoot equipment problems.  Assists in dismantling, repairing and reassembling complex equipment.
  • Operates production equipment to check work, as required.  Cleans and lubricates equipment.
  • Participates in plant Lean Manufacturing initiatives, which may involve quick changeover, autonomous maintenance, and other programs.
  • Assists in performing work in other areas, such as building maintenance, as needed.
  • Assists in installation of new equipment. Works from drawings, verbal instructions and/or sketches.
  • Completes routine paperwork as required.  Initiates purchase order request forms for parts and supplies.
  • Complies with safety and GMP requirements. 

 

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures.
  • Actively participates in the safety program by:
    • engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard;
    • reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved.
  • Assists with communicating safety information to new employees.
  • Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • General knowledge of electric, welding and machine shop required.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to coworkers and supervisors.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Good problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; ascend and/or descend stairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place:

  • Up to 10 lbs. from ground level and hold weight overhead; return weight to starting position.
  • Tighten and/or loosen a standard torque wrench up to 50 ft./lbs.
  • Up to 33 lbs. from 5 inches off ground and raise to 47 inches and then return 33 lbs. to original position.
  • Up to 60 lbs. from 31 inch shelf and 2-hand carry for up to 5 ft. and then return 60 lbs. to 31 inch surface.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to herbal aromas, dust, and/or airborne particles.   The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.





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