Industrial Maintenance Technician - 2nd Shift

Location: Lebanon, IN, US

Category: General/Other: Production/Operations

Job Type: Full-Time


Kens Foods is looking for Industrial Technicians to join our Maintenance Team at our Lebanon, IN Manufacturing Plant. 

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:
  • Maintain safe clean work areas and comply with all safety requirements (responsible for Food Safety and Quality).
  • Repair and maintain items necessary to maintain process equipment in Grade A condition.
  • During process line downtime, perform corrective and preventative equipment maintenance per assigned schedule
  • Work safely with both low and high voltage circuits
  • Champion process improvement in assigned areas by analyzing equipment maintenance history, identifying significant causes of waste, coordinating with appropriate employees to develop root-cause solutions, and providing maintenance assistance as necessary.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrically controlled equipment, including PLC controlled and solid state equipment
  • Thoroughly document maintenance activity; adequately communicate maintenance issues to appropriate employees (e.g., other maintenance techs, operators, engineers, supervisors, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot and repair packaging machinery, processing equipment, and pneumatic and hydraulic systems and individual pieces of equipment
  • Continuously work on improving the production changeover and daily start-up process
  • Using technical drawings and schematics troubleshoot and repair complex process and facilities equipment (e.g., filter machines, packaging machines, scales, conveyors, processors, compressors, generators, etc.). 
  • Be a supporter and team member that works with teams to get the right results, the right way and model the "Ken’s Foods Winning Formula"
  • Communicate both oral and written instructions
  • As part of the Ken’s Foods Team, you are the final line of defense against safety and quality issues.
  • As such, additional responsibilities will include:
  • Food Safety Responsibilities
  • Follow all Ken’s Foods Security and GMP policies
  • Report any suspicious activities in or around the plant
  • Inspect work area for any possible product contamination issues on a continuous basis
  • Report any leaking or spilled product immediately

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) and minimum of 5 years of related experience and/or training.

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of automated packaging machinery operation, troubleshooting and repair
  • Thorough knowledge of pump theory, operation and repair
  • Thorough knowledge of pneumatic principles, application troubleshooting and repair
  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulic principles, application troubleshooting and repair
  • Electrical, PLC Controls experience and Troubleshooting are heavily considered.
  • Servo Drive experience/understanding required.
  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to learn is essential
  • Capable of reading and interpreting electrical schematics
  • Basic knowledge of typical facility and manufacturing support systems including steam, hot water, compressed air, and refrigeration systems
  • Basic plumbing and carpentry skills

Employment with Ken’s Foods is contingent upon successful completion of a drug test, background screening, and pre-employment assessment.


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