WhiteWave Foods Maintenance Shift Mechanic - BNJ in Bridgeton, New Jersey

With our pioneering Horizon Organic, Silk, International Delight and Land O'Lakes 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.

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.

This position is responsible to execute maintenance activities which support the entire Bridgeton operation. Cooperation with the maintenance planner, lead, and operations personnel for execution of work to be performed is vital. Ensure the plant is maintained in a safe, efficient manner, in accordance with plant procedures and local, state, and federal regulations. Proactive identification of issues, notifying, and rectifying them with both the Maintenance and Operations team is required. Continuous development and formal training to increase skill level is essential. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, cooperative, reliable, patient, considerate, respectful, and passionate about the work that needs to be done. They must have a consistent work history, ability to flex schedule based on business needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following job functions are not all-inclusive. The employee will be required to perform other job-related tasks/responsibilities requested by the maintenance or operations supervisor. Job duties may change as required by the needs of the company .

Perform skilled repair and maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand and power tools, hydraulic presses and shears, welding equipment, and electronic diagnostic.

Efficiently and successfully perform work assignments based on work assigned by the planner and lead mechanic.

Ensure Work level and performance is maintained to the highest standard. These will be reviewed by the Maintenance Supervisor/Maintenance Manager (Work is considered: Work orders, emergency repairs, Line walks to identify required repairs, assisting production, meetings, paperwork completion, etc.)

Keep complete and accurate records on all maintenance data. Ensure all work orders, preventive maintenance, emergency calls, and parts used, are logged into the maintenance planning system to ensure everything essential is captured.

Tour and network regularly with other departments. Examine objects, systems, and facilities. Analyze information to determine needed services or repairs. Share data to maintenance planning system, lead, planner, and supervisor.

Assist in the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of maintenance policies and procedures.

Inspect and monitor work in operational areas, examine tools and equipment to detect and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures, safety rules, and cleanliness.

Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools and gauges to verify conformance to standards and repair requirements.

Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and replacement parts.

Interpret specifications, blueprints, schematics and work orders to assist in repairs.

Coordinate with lead, planner, and supervisor in the correction/modification of work instructions that provide direction to the Maintenance department.

Other duties as assigned by the Planner/Lead/Supervisor/Manager.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED required; minimum of two (2) years mechanical/electrical maintenance or related-industry experience; requires ability to work in a team environment, which includes being self-motivated, accepting responsibilities, completing assigned action items, and participating in a proactive manner in all team events. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. Professionalism and respect is mandatory in all settings. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The position requires knowledge of the following:

MP2 and/or other Maintenance planning software; Blueprint/Schematic Reading

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)

Knowledge of CIP/SIP (clean in progress) procedures

Knowledge of safety programs and procedures

Available and willing to be contacted by phone in the event of an emergency and be able to work both fixed and flexible schedules including weekends, late shifts and overtime

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals. Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, and small group situations, to other employees of the organization. Ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken word levels.

Mathmatecal Skills:

Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Possess the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Must have the ability to apply commonsense and understanding when carrying out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Must have the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize and organize various tasks.

Must have the ability to demonstrate superb decision-making skills to determine the best course of action when performing the responsibilities of the job.

Must demonstrate the ability to identify potential challenges within the process and when to notify the chain of command to prevent process failures.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.

The position requires manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to run processing equipment. Normal range of hearing and vision is required.

There is occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. In addition, may require movement of 55 gallon drums of chemicals using appropriate handling equipment.

The position is exposed to machines, chemicals and solvents. Must be able to operate simple and, or complex heavy-duty machinery. Requires working in areas that are not ventilated or air-conditioned.

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.