Job Title:   Maintenance Mechanic
Operations/Production/Warehouse - Hourly
City of Industry Plant

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight, Land O'Lakes and Earthbound Farm brands in North America and Alpro and Provamel brands in Europe, WhiteWave Foods has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream, creating not just new categories, but a new consumer mind set. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale not only to meet the world's emerging needs, but to shape them, and help define the future of food.

Our company's history is rooted in the spirit and principles of small food. But The WhiteWave Foods Company has the scale and resources of big food, which allows us to bring better food to more people.

As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
1st shift /Graveyard shift JOB SUMMARY: To perform preventive and corrective maintenance tasks and repair production run breakdowns ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment and plans for and takes corrective action. Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
2. Maintains thorough knowledge of all related equipment and attends training classes when available.
3. Applies root cause analysis theory and corrective action steps for continuous improvement.
4. Completes preventive and corrective maintenance tasks and repairs on all related equipment.
5. Supports plant management efforts for improving production line efficiencies with mechanical resources.
6. Completes all required safety training and complies with all safety policies.
7. Completes parts requisitions for parts needed to complete repairs and installs parts received in a professional manner.
8. Follows all department procedural policies and participates in team concept approach.
9. Notifies supervisor and production management of product quality issues and shuts down equipment if product quality is out of specification.
10. Instructs and directs any maintenance trainees assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Performs other duties as assigned.
2. May be required to return to work when major mechanical problems occur in related areas on off-shifts or weekends.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Vocational school certificates and/or college degree in mechanical & electrical disciplines.
2. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) training and experience.
3. Electronic Instrument Calibration training and experience.
4. Extensive ac/dc electrical troubleshooting skills.
5. Ability to use all types of trades type hand and power tools.
6. Extensive troubleshooting abilities in mechanical, electrical and processing equipment.
7. High speed production equipment.
8. Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
9. Safety training, familiar with OSHA requirements.
10. High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required. High degree of attention and care required to prevent injury to others.
11. Evergreen filler schools, knowledge of ESL processing equipment and Sterile Tanks.

SALARY: WhiteWave Foods Company offers a competitive salary and bonus potential. The company also provides a comprehensive benefits package as well as many other company sponsored benefits.

Nothing in this job description restricts WhiteWave Foods rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibility to this job at any time.

The WhiteWave Foods Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, pregnancy or any other factor that may be protected by law. This policy extends to all employees and includes all aspects of the employment relationship. WhiteWave Foods is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information on Equal Opportunity Employment, click here.


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