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Power & Utilities Tech

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

For our future state-of-the art 600+ person Lubbock, TX cheese and whey manufacturing facility, Leprino is seeking a Power & Utilities Tech on our Plant production team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of innovation, technological advancement, process improvement, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate. Leprino Foods broke ground on the $1 Billion facility in the summer of 2022. The plant becomes operational in 2024 with Phase 1 and will become fully operational by 2026 with Phase 2. The Power & Utilities Technician is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all steam, refrigeration, compressed air and support equipment.
This position is also responsible for the safe repair and troubleshooting of malfunctioning electrical or instrumentation systems, the calibration of instruments, performing mechanical, preventive, and predictive maintenance, and maintaining 5S standards.
This position will participate on the hazmat response team.
Perform preventative maintenance to optimize equipment reliability.
Operate designated power equipment to achieve required mode of operation.
Perform water treatment tests and adjust equipment to stay in compliance for normal operation.
Communicate effectively with co-workers, team leads, and supervisors
Perform cleaning duties as required.
Maintain housekeeping in area and maintain 5S standards.
Perform work in a safe manner by following safety procedures and policies, critical safety rules, and expected standard conduct.
Follow company's good manufacturing policies and procedures.
This position is responsible and accountable to ensure product meets food safety, regulatory, and quality requirements by following the Food Safety Plan, Quality Plan, and company policies.
The pay for this position is $36 per hour. There is an additional $1 differential for hours worked between 6pm and 6am. Payroll runs weekly. You Have At Least (Required Qualifications)
Must be 18 years of age
Ability to speak, read and write the English language in order to understand/adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), to communicate effectively with others to complete required documentation both in written and electronic form, and to troubleshoot systems utilizing the English language
The Power & Utilities Technician must possess considerable problem-solving ability in dealing with equipment or troubleshooting when supervision is not readily available for consultation.
Must have prior experience in a similar technician role with electrical background;
Experience in maintenance pneumatics, electrical controls, and schematic reading
Ability to work in high noise areas with exposure on occasion to temperature extremes on the roof and boiler room.
Basic knowledge of process equipment and operations
Dairy or food manufacturing experience
Knowledge of government and industrial regulations (e.g. PSM, OSHA, and USDA)
Computer proficiency in email, internet, Microsoft Office software, and computerized maintenance management systems (e.g. SAP, Maximo)
Experience with AC frequency drives, instrumentation, welding, mechanical repairs (including rebuilding gearboxes and utility equipment), and PLC troubleshooting
We Hope you Have (Preferred Qualifications)
Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
Prefer two years experience with boiler/ammonia refrigeration
Associates or two-year degree in a maintenance related field
Forklift/Scissor Lift certification
Work Environment Description :
Power & Utilities Technician positions are physically demanding and require being on the feet the entire shift which includes standing and walking, kneeling for extended periods of time, working in wet/dry/cold/hot environments, working in tight spaces, climbing steps and ladders, working at extreme heights, making pipe connections, using hand tools, physically transporting parts and tools, and lifting equipment parts which can weigh up to 70 Lbs.
Power Technicians must be able to work overtime and holidays when required.
Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that uses the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.
Offering You In Return:
At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role is currently $36 per hour. There is also a night shift differential of an additional $1/hr for those who work on evening shifts.
A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, ten paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.
Our Story:
Leprino Foods' history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino Foods is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three passionate individuals in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? Nearest Major Market: Lubbock Apply now "

Keywords: Leprino Foods, Lubbock , Power & Utilities Tech, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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