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Hormel Foods Burke - Utilities Tech 2nd Shift in Nevada, Iowa

The primary role of the Utilities Technician is to continuously improve the reliability, efficiency, and utilization of plant utility systems and equipment. This is accomplished by utilizing mechanical and electrical expertise in the operation and precise installation, maintenance, and repair of plant utility systems and equipment followed by concise and accurate documentation of all activities and observations. Knows and follows HACCP program and principles, USDA guidelines, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

2pm - 11pm Monday-Friday

Pay: $29.50 - $33.00/ hour, based on experience

The primary role of the Utilities Technician is to continuously improve the reliability, efficiency, and utilization of plant utility systems and equipment. This is accomplished by utilizing mechanical and electrical expertise in the operation and precise installation, maintenance, and repair of plant utility systems and equipment followed by concise and accurate documentation of all activities and observations. Knows and follows HACCP program and principles, USDA guidelines, and Good Manufacturing Practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Utilities Technician works closely with all plant personnel to support improved utility system and equipment reliability as well as efficient and cost-effective use of plant resources.

  • Apply maintenance skills and knowledge to install, operate, maintain, and repair plant utility systems and equipment. (40%)

  • Monitor and record system performance and make adjustments to assure the safe and efficient operation of plant utility systems and equipment. (15%)

  • Initiate and perform condition monitoring tasks including preventive and predictive maintenance. (15%)

  • Troubleshoot equipment failures to ascertain possible failure modes and participate with operations, plant engineering, suppliers, and other associates to improve equipment reliability. (15%)

  • Utilize the Company’s Maintenance Management System and supports its use as a key management information tool. (5%)

  • Provide direction and training for less skilled maintenance personnel and machine operators. (5%)

  • Will be required to work with and develop equipment and ideas deemed to be confidential information and/or trade secrets owned by the company. This person will be required to protect the company's rights in and ownership of those trade secrets and confidential information

  • A solid background in mechanical and electrical systems as well as specific training in ammonia refrigeration and industrial boiler and HVAC operation is critical to the success of the Utilities Technician. This position requires excellent technical writing and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and work from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) technical manuals, Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and control schematics. The incumbent must have the ability to learn and effectively use various software programs including the Company’s Maintenance Management System and various building management systems

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have 3-5 years similar experience.

  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude, as demonstrated by aptitude and/or skills assessment, required.

  • Must possess basic knowledge of electrical safety, mechanical, plumbing, pneumatic, ammonia refrigeration, compressors, boilers, and HVAC systems.

  • Previous experience with refrigeration, boiler room operation, and air compressors is preferred.

  • Must pass a pulmonary fitness test, maintain HAZMAT certification, and be SCBA qualified.

  • Must be a team player, self-motivated, and willing to work evenings, weekends, and overtime as required.

  • Must possess manual dexterity, good communication skills, and the ability to read, write, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

  • Must be able to follow instructions and demonstrate dependable attendance.

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Burke Corporation is a leader in the production of pizza toppings and other fully cooked meats. Located in Nevada, Iowa, Burke is a focused team of professionals that combines technical expertise, industry knowledge, flexibility and integrity. Our spirit of continuous improvement creates win/win relationships and a shared sense of confidence in quality and safety. 

BENEFITS 

  • Health Insurance 

  • Vision Insurance 

  • Dental Insurance 

  • Life Insurance 

  • 401K 

  • Flexible Spending Account 

  • Profit-sharing Opportunities 

  • Short and Long Term Disability 

  • Educational Assistance Program 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation 

  • Fitness Center 

  • Product Discounts

Burke Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

Requisition ID : 15218

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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