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Plant Maintenance Lead

Tualatin, OR 97062

Industry: Engineering/Technical Job Number: 78775

Job Description


Position: Plant Maintenance Lead
Location: Tualatin, OR
Compensation: $70k+, DOE
Who we are:
Since 1985, we are a manufacturer of high quality, long shelf life, soy-based products. We place the highest priority on meeting and exceeding customers' expectations. We aim to promote a healthy and nutritious diet to be enjoyed by our customers, while ensuring the safety of the food we manufacture.

What's In It for You:
  • Salary: $70k+, DOE
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Generous PTO and Vacation
  • 401k
  • Work/Life balance

The position will work Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work. This position performs maintenance in our aseptic food manufacturing facility. Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment. Also, provide technical guidance to Maintenance Tech members. Fulfill the following functions and requirements for Maintenance Tech.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Locate, troubleshoot, and repair defective equipment in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that repair work has not interfered with production by observing production after making repairs and/or troubleshooting.
  • Carry out assigned corrective and preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Confer with Maintenance Manager on a daily basis to coordinate and prioritize work activities.
  • Follow established maintenance procedures and techniques when working on machinery and equipment, working safely, in a timely manner, and following all GMPs and SOPs.
  • Work with the preventive maintenance program to ensure good production efficiencies and quality, following SOPs and LOTO procedures.
  • Maintain documentation of work performed; work with Maintenance Clerk to manage the parts using Work order system.
  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of tools, parts, and equipment.
  • Adhere to all safety, GMP, allergen and chemical control programs.
  • Availability to cover scheduled and unscheduled shift assignments; work overtime if required, sometimes on short notice, and occasional weekend work.

  • 3 years’ maintenance experience in food manufacturing, dairy industry or similar. Prior experience in aseptic manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Must research repair methods by checking equipment manuals and searching the internet as needed.
  • Experience with pneumatics, hydraulics, motors, pumps, and gearbox repairs desired.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical, pneumatic, packaging equipment, pumps, motors, experience in 480 3 phase, PLC, HMI, boiler, ammonia, heat exchangers, steam, air compressors, homogenizers, printers, labelers, process controls, valves, etc.
  • Actively participating in PM program, predictive and preventive maintenance mindset.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and decision-making skills.
  • Teamwork, creativity, and problem analysis skills.
  • Experience with Tetra Pak fillers, dairy process equipment, boilers, ammonia, and sanitary air.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer skills including basic understanding of MS Office programs.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English at a level sufficient to effectively communicate with other employees.
  • Understand and communicate safety and operational matters and understand HACCP and SQF requirements applicable to the entire facility.
  • Good time management, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner which facilitates positive working relationships with customers, vendors, co-workers, and management.
  • High level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.

Next Steps:
Call or text Molly today at 971 246-8427 for that next step in your career, or email your resume to [email protected]

Job Requirements

GMP, SOP, Food Manufacturing, Dairy Industry, HACCP, SQF

Meet Your Recruiter

Molly Little
Executive Recruiter

I have lived in California, Oregon, and Washington, all on the west side of each state. My heart won’t let me be far from the coast 😊 I am a candidate advocate that is changing lives to meet the needs of the new job market and improving work happiness throughout the Upper Left, USA. Everyone is important and everyone has value, and I absolutely love to help people see their value and land jobs they never thought they could. Transferrable skills are like magic!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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