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Lewis & Clark AgriFood
Lewis & Clark AgriFood

Maintenance Technician II



Middlesex, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job Summary:

Leads preventative maintenance activities, troubleshoots processes and process equipment, and executes equipment repairs/modifications. This is a hands-on position that requires the majority of time to be spent on the production floor working on the equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Troubleshoots equipment breakdowns and performs mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical maintenance whenever required to ensure uninterrupted customer supply.
  • Respond to maintenance requests from the production team as assigned by the shift lead.
  • Maintain preventative maintenance schedules
  • Work with OEM’s to obtain technical support via phone/email Position Requirements Required Skills:
  • Fluent in all kinds of technical documentation including but not limited to drawings, schematics, blueprints, and P&IDs (electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, steam, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with automated equipment, PLC’s, manufacturing, and robotics
  • Proficiency using digital multimeter, oscilloscope, and basic hand tools
  • Knowledge of devices and instrumentation used in automated machinery (PNP/NPN, types of proximity sensors, analog/digital, amplitude/sensitivity, etc.)
  • Experience with the following systems and their associated components: steam (preferably clean steam), pneumatic, hydraulic, and water (preferably WFI)
  • Ability to complete work in a cGMP compliant fashion, with all associated paperwork and environments (clean areas, sterile gowning, ISO 5)
  • Proficiency with Office 365 products, particularly Word and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior use of RCA to determine failure mode, including creating and implementing solutions to prevent reoccurrence of the failure
  • Works with hand tools, lockout/tagout, chemicals, etc., demonstrating proper safety precautions
  • Provides technical support for troubleshooting equipment problems which are beyond the Production Associate’s capability to address.
  • Repairs, rebuilds, adjusts, inspects, and monitors production and/or facility related equipment and machinery.
  • Implements equipment modifications or improvements
  • Performs other duties as required to meet the needs of the department and company

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a cGMP environment and the requirements associated (change controls, cleanliness)
  • Ability to use PLC for equipment troubleshooting
  • Electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering or design
  • Experience maintaining fill/finish, packaging, and sterilizing equipment in a pharmaceutical or F&B environment
  • Uphold SQF requirements including promotion of a strong & positive food safety culture
  • Active involvement in implementation, upkeep and continuous improvement of food safety as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Stewardship for our B-corp mission to promote worldwide health and wellness by fostering the delivery of high quality, healthy foods through sustainable methods.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Attention to detail
  • Must work well in teams and demonstrate behavior conducive to promoting strong teamwork
  • Must possess a positive attitude in a fast-paced production environment
  • Must be punctual, on site and ready for work at scheduled hours

    Education and Experience:
  • High School degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years experience with industrial equipment maintenance or equivalent military experience.
  • Previous experience in food manufacturing preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand and walk for 8-hour shifts
  • Perform repetitive or continue behavior including lifting 20-30 pounds
  • Frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and up to 65 pounds rarely.
  • Frequent bending, crouching, or twisting
  • Work in various adverse conditions such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, and temperature extremes to complete work assignments

Monday-Friday (3:00pm-11:30pm)
Sunday-Thursday (11pm-7:30am)