Maintenance Technician II


Ainsworth Pet Nutrition

Title: Maintenance Technician II

Reports To: Maintenance Manager

Overall Focus: Safely provide prompt response and resolution to equipment failures in order to minimize downtime in the facility. Drive continuous improvement through identification and improvement of inefficiencies in the manufacturing process. Continually seeks ways to improve skillset while maintaining a high proficiency in mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.

FLSA Designation: Hourly Non- Exempt


¬ Production Support

o Promptly responds to requests from production supervisors for repair of down equipment, and provides a sustainable solution to the problem at hand

o Provides unwavering customer support to production personnel. Focuses on listening to and translating operator feedback in order to improve operations. Seeks operator input to resolve problems

o Provide support to production A-operators identified as ‚€œadjusters‚€. Teach ‚€œadjusters‚€ how to safely clean and perform preventative and predictive maintenance on his or her machine

¬ Maintenance Support

o Enters work orders into and signs parts out of the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), providing detailed accounts of the work completed for future reference

o Completes scheduled work requests, predictive maintenance work orders, and preventative maintenance work orders by assigned completion date

o Completes a root cause analysis of a preventable failure that takes over one hour to fix

o Suggests/creates preventative or predictive maintenance procedures as a solution to root cause analysis

o Provides the highest level of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting capabilities

o Repairs and rebuilds process and packaging equipment (pumps, motors, gearboxes, etc.)

o Repairs and rebuilds instrumentation (valves, flow meters, I/P transducers, pressure regulators, etc.)

¬ Sanitation Support

o Assist in lock-out tag-out procedures when necessary.

¬ Ensures that the AINSWORTH Food Safety program is adhered to

o Ensures that all standard operating procedures (SOP‚€™s) are being followed

o Report food safety issues to supervision with the authority to initiate action.

o Serves as the designee for the Maintenance and Facility Manager in dealing with reported food safety issues or maintenance of the SQF system.

o Alerts Maintenance Manager or production supervisor for need to update or modify SOP‚€™s based on needed changes to the processes

¬ Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures and job instructions

o Take corrective actions when measures are out of specification

o Take and document required process, quality measures

o Meet or exceed established targets

o Adhere to all sanitation procedures

¬ Follow all GMP‚€™s

o Keep process areas clean and neat

o Ensure all buildings meet sanitation requirements

o Adheres to sanitation procedures

¬ Actively participate as a member of the AINSWORTH Safety Program

o Follow all safety procedures

o Report all unsafe actions and conditions

¬ Live by AINSWORTH Values

o Assume responsibility for self-improvement

o Lead the improvement/problem solving process

o Show up to work on time

o Dress appropriately

o Maintain good personal hygiene

o Take breaks of appropriate length and frequency


(Knowledge and skills necessary to meet organizational objectives)

Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED

Certifications/Licenses: none

Experience: 5 years of experience as a maintenance technician in an industrial/manufacturing environment.


CORE COMPETENCIES (Abilities required of all positions)


    • Participates in the development of mutual goals and plans with members of their team or other teams

    • Supports the accomplishment of those goals with team members and outside resources

    • Participates in the identification and resolution of problems

    • Trains fellow technicians on maintenance processes and procedure

    • Teaches plant and equipment operation to junior technicians

  • Judgment

    • Follows a logical process to make decisions

    • Is able to ‚€œthink on the fly‚€

    • Is able to think through all aspects of a problem

    • Is able to make a decision in a timely manner

  • Communication / listening

    • Correct use of grammar both written and oral

    • Articulates thoughts in a concise manner

    • Adjusts language to the level of the audience

    • Clarifies or checks for understanding as necessary

  • Ability to learn

    • Enjoys learning new things

    • Takes new information and demonstrates its use quickly

  • Integrity

    • Does what they say they are going to do

    • Does not change values to suit the situation

    • Instills trust through actions and behaviors


    • Can live by and promotes our values

  • Adaptability

    • Can adjust to a new environment quickly

    • Accepts change as a way of life and works proactively to adapt


(Abilities required of this position)

¬ Computer literate ‚€“ navigate Windows, perform data entry

¬ Verbal and Math Skills ‚€“ 10th grade level

¬ Know when to ask for help

¬ Ability to work with little or no supervision

¬ Time management skills ‚€“ develop and adhere to a schedule

¬ Troubleshooting skills

o Electrical

¬ Understands schematics

¬ Use of multi-meter

o PLCs

¬ Capable of getting online with PLC‚€™s and execute address searches

o HMI screens

¬ Capable of navigating screens and using as a diagnostic tool

¬ Attention to detail (specifications)

¬ Able to work a flexible work schedule and be on call as assigned

¬ Willing to work weekends

¬ Able to drive Fork-Truck

¬ Have own hand tools

¬ Able to read blue prints and wiring diagrams

¬ Mechanical maintenance skills

¬ Understands conveyance systems ‚€“ Screw, air, vibratory and bucket elevators

¬ Understands GMP‚€™S as they relate to maintenance

¬ Able to align motor drives (bearings and gears)

¬ Able to use air tools

¬ General Welding Skills

¬ Understands and calculates measurements (fractions and decimals)

¬ Knows safety regulations and procedures as they apply to maintenance

¬ Understands the manufacturing process and how their responsibilities relate to its proper functioning

¬ Able to perform boiler and steam safety and maintenance

¬ Able to perform plumbing skills-pipe fitting/low pressure fluids

¬ Ability to lead people


(Necessary to perform essential functions of job with or without an accommodation)

¬ Climb ladders and bins

¬ Maneuver in tight spaces

¬ Move items of 55-80 lbs. in weight from one place to another

¬ Stack repetitiously 60 lbs. or less

¬ Able to differentiate between colors

¬ Able to work in extreme temperature conditions (very hot or very cold)

Nothing in this job description restricts management‚€™s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

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