Off-Shift Maintenance Mechanic

Job Description



Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic “B”

Date: 1/1/2013

Location: America’s Beverage Company

Department: Maintenance



Reporting RelationshipTitle

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Primary Work Location: Production Area





Installs, repairs, and maintain machinery, equipment, physical structures, pipes, and electrical and hydraulic systems by performing the following duties.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:


1.     Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment

2.     Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose root cause of problem and repair of the machine.

3.     Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.

4.     Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.

5.     Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers, VFD’s, wiring and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.

6.     Repairs and maintains the physical structure and appearance of the establishment

7.     Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling, machine to repair of fabricate machine parts, jigs, and tolls.

8.     Operates a cutting torch and welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.

9.     Starts and runs equipment to test performance.

10.Trains to become an “A” mechanic

11.Shuts down machine or equipment and “Lock Out” all energy sources before starting repairs. Installs new or fabricates parts to provide repair. Test runs to ensure proper operation.

12.Cleans and PM’s all tools and equipment needed to perform assigned tasks and keeps personal work area cleaned daily, according to company procedures or schedules.

13.Lays out, assembles, installs, repairs and maintains piping systems, hydraulic and pneumatic plumbing systems and related equipment.

14.Installs, repairs or fabricates parts, accessories, or modifications on machinery or equipment, as well as, making modifications to any tools, jigs, shop equipment, or physical plant structures, as needed and directed.

15.Assists with installation, and repair of any machinery and equipment such as, pumps, boilers, piping, compressors, refrigeration systems and other equipment as needed and trained, and directed to repair.

16.Sets up and operates machine tools such as; lathe, grinder, drill, to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures and tools.

17.Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut, shape or join metal parts, and to fabricate and repair machines, benches, counters, shelves, guards, and other metal structures.

18.Willing to support the Safety Quality and Reliability of the Plant and Team.


Suggested Training for Maintenance Mechanic “B”


         Kroger Integrated Operations Orientation

         Finance (General)

         Vendor Management

         Performance Management (Goal Setting)

         Base Condition

         RE Tools Training

         KDT (Kroger Downtime)

         Home Team Improvement

         Focused Improvement

         Stops & Process Maps

         Rapid Changeover


         OSE (Operator Skills Enhancement)

         Reliability Metrics


         Eight Wastes

         RCA (Root Cause Analysis)


         Integrated Maintenance

         Maintenance KPIs

         Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

         Maintenance Engineering



Job Requirements

Qualification requirement: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge required.


Education and/or experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED). The individual must pass a standard Maintenance Mechanic “B" test to demonstrate strong knowledge of maintenance skill competencies.


Language skills: Ability to read and interpret work orders, blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to fill out routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and convey information to other employees.


Mathematical skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers.


Reasoning ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Physical demands: The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

1.     Standing and walking on concrete floors, while operating a machine and disposing of waste. Estimated hours is 8 hr and maximum continuous time is 2 ½ hours.

2.     Lifting and carrying lids, ends, cardboard, and cases. Average weight is 20lbs. and maximum weight 25lbs.

3.     Pushing and Pulling brooms, squeegees, and mops.

4.     Climbing stairs to reach operating platform of some machines.

5.     Bending, Squatting, and kneeling to pick up raw materials and to clean up area.

6.     Reaching for raw materials, to clear jams, and while hand stacking.


Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

1.     Regularly works near moving mechanical equipment

2.     Occasionally works in high places

3.     Is exposed to wet and humid conditions. Concrete Floors

4.     Requires eye and steel toe boot protection to be worn at all times.

5.     The noise level in the work environment requires hearing protection to be worn at all times.


Work schedules: The work week could vary depending upon production requirements. It may include Saturday, Sundays, or Holidays with a specific weekday or rotating day off.


Quality Control:

1.     Will follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.

2.     Will support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.

3.     Will be accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.

4.     Actively support the production of quality products on all production lines.


Note: Working safely, following all company policies and complying with all Federal, State and County regulations is a condition of employment.





Job Snapshot

Base Pay $17.77 - $21.65 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Installation - Maint - Repair
Education High School
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
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Off-Shift Maintenance Mechanic

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