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Maintenance Technician

Company: Local Bounti
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Local Bounti is a leading--controlled environment agriculture (CEA)--company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn human welfare.--By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our--sustainable greenhouse technology--delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in--90% less water consumption and 95% less land use--than conventional agriculture,--no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the--lowest carbon footprint in the industry. We are--committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that--enables them to thrive personally and professionally.--We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week.Competitive PayIndoor Agriculture EnvironmentA culture focused on Work/Life BalanceHealth, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution ratesHealth Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings AccountGenerous Vacation Time and 5 Sick days each year10 Company Paid HolidaysImmediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company matchBasic and Voluntary Life / AD&DVoluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverageVoluntary STD/LTDAflacCaregiver SupportTraining and DevelopmentAdoption Assistance ProgramCommuter Benefits (includes part-time and seasonal staff)MarketPlace Perks at WorkFree Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially.Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company.Job Summary:The Maintenance Technician will perform preventive maintenance, repair, and improvement activities on various production processing lines and equipment. They will also develop and improve manufacturing processes by assuring that production equipment is maintained and meets the requirements of product production as well as evaluation of the manufacturing process.A key aspect of the job includes ongoing identification of technical problems and the development of sound, carefully thought-out solutions. Problem solving is focused on proven systems and technologies and established organizational relationships. Solutions should minimize the risk to the organization and utilize existing resources. Duties/Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with any other duties as assigned:Prioritize work orders and executing emergency repairs with Production Management based on equipment need with minimizing downtime.Troubleshooting malfunctions and determining solutionsDeveloping and completing preventive maintenance requirements.Complete maintenance and preventive logs per FDA guidelines using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)Independently assist with or directly provide technical support in new equipment installation, process testing and utility areas. Evaluate new equipment and techniques.Analyze and plan workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.Conferring with management, supervisors, and operators.Recommending equipment modifications and purchases.Training and guiding operators and supervisors in proper equipment operation.Any other duties as assigned.Required Skills/Abilities:Embrace and exhibit Local Bounti s Core Values.Embraces and supports the safety culture at the facility.Ability to use computer-based programs like Microsoft Excel and WordProficiency in documenting Maintenance related activities in a CMMSTroubleshooting skills based on systematically identifying and solving production equipment related problemsDetermine the completion timeline and monitor progress to keep the project on track and on schedule.Assist with regulatory and internal audit, common inspections and qualification activities.Ability to train production personnel in the safe operation of processing equipment.Create and distribute reports to update the company on the team s progress.Ability to manage multiple priorities which includes matching Maintenance staff to equipment to ensure product quality standards and production schedules are metAbility to effectively communicate, in verbal and written form, with individuals at all levels of the organizationKnowledge of GMP, GFSI, SQF and Food quality processes and proceduresAbility to read, interpret, apply, and communicate technical information.Knowledge of equipment and production processesAbility to communicate in English (Bilingualism a plus).Physical stamina.Attention to detail.Education and Experience:High school diploma or GED certificate preferred.Previous experience in food production preferred.Associate degree in Industrial Maintenance Technology or Facilities Management preferred.Or a combination of education and experience. Physical Demands:(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to vibration. The employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and environments both hot and cold.The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example: two arms, two legs or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down.The ability to time movements in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object.The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry objects.The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10 to 25 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Open to working overtime and weekends as needed to support maintenance activities.

Keywords: Local Bounti, Longview , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Mount Pleasant, Texas

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