• Plant Maintenance Technician - MRF 3rd shift

    Job Locations US-CA-Sun Valley
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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    The Plant Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. The Plant Maintenance Technician is responsible for repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment, such as motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machines and equipment using hand tools, power tools and precision measuring testing instruments. Diagnoses machinery components and determines if and when adjustments or repairs are required. Increasing level of responsibility per experience.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Performs repairs in accordance with Athens Services Safety Rules and OSHA. (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements.
    • Performs preventive maintenance inspection (PM); diagnose, repair, and rebuild major equipment/components including but not limited to balers, conveyors, hydraulic power packs, eddy currents, electro-magnetic belts, optical sorters, diverters, compressors, trash compactors, motors, glass breakers, wire tie systems, fans, pumps, forklifts, front-end loaders and building equipment.
    • Maintains DEI (Daily Equipment Inspections) backlog.
    • Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules and advises Plant Maintenance Manager if additional work is needed, or cannot be completed within the Standard Repair Times (SRTs).
    • Inspects the quality of third party repairs and or rebuilds.
    • Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance and product quality
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.
    • Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns.
    • Ability to perform under limited supervision.
    • Requires a flexible work schedule, which may include nights and weekends to support operating schedule and the needs of the facility.
    • Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate/OSHA Standards, and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:


    • 3 years' experience in maintenance & repair in production style environment.
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
    • Fabrication knowledge (Mig/Tig/Arc/Oxy Acetylene/brazing etc.)
    • Sufficient working knowledge regarding plant component repairs and replacements.
    • Ability to effectively troubleshoot and identify electrical/mechanical issues and complete in a safe timely manner.
    • Perform all tasks safely and in accordance with applicable OSHA rules and regulations.
    • Consistently behaves in a manner that is appropriate and professional.
    • Valid Class C Driver's License.
    • Acceptable Driver's Record.
    • Must possess personal tools.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Trade School Certification.
    • Bilingual English / Spanish.
    • Welder certification.
    • Waste, rock & sand, concrete, and/or asphalt industry experience.


    Physical/Environmental Demands:


    • Physical:
      • Standing, walking, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
      • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, exposure to unprotected heights, exposure to heavy machinery, & eye/hand coordination, & handling continuously.
      • Bending, reaching, stretching, crouching, & lifting ≤ 50 Lbs. continuously.
    • Environmental:
      • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet slippery surfaces, hot/cold conditions, & noise continuously.
      • Works inside and outside.



    • Competitive wages
    • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
    • 401K
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
    • Career plan
    • Recognition programs
    • Professional development learning
    • An exceptional work environment

    Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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