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Mechanical Maintenance Worker II

Job Summary
This position is accountable for performing preventive, routine and emergency maintenance tasks and scheduled major overhauls on all equipment for both the ethanol and grain facility.
Job Parameters
This position reports to the Maintenance Manager with other maintenance personnel. The incumbent must be fully qualified to efficiently troubleshoot and repair all the mechanical equipment.
Basic skills required of this position are:
Arc weld in any position, flame cutting with acetylene torch, and tig welding.
Read and interpret blue prints.
Understand the design characteristics of air and hydraulic systems to a degree that will enable the incumbent to perform troubleshooting and field installation as well as plumbing of relatively complex systems.
The use of a volt ohmmeter and the ability to change fuses of 480v and smaller.
Wire a 480V motor.
Belt splices on both horizontal conveyors and leg belts (precise measurement, layout, tensioning and alignment).
Use of dial indicators, inside and outside calipers, and other precision measuring tools.
Fully skilled in the use of all hand tools (manual & power) and shop tools including shear, brake, ironworker, drill press, hydraulic press, power hacksaw, etc.
Read and understand P&ID's and flow diagrams.
Recognize hazardous areas and understand where intrinsically safe and non sparking tools are required.
Use of laser alignment tools.
Capable of operating scissor lift, JLG lift, fork lift, sky track, front end loader, track mobile and bobcat.
Capable of working on caustic, acid, and ammonia equipment requiring the use of a respirator and full PPE.
Maintain current and in-depth knowledge of all safety policies and standards related to this position. Safety meeting attendance and pro-active incident reporting/identification is expected of all on-site personnel. To achieve full integration of safety into the culture, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in safety training and any other safety related activities.
Equipment in the area of responsibility includes:
Heating and air conditioning equipment
Hydraulic systems (valves, cylinders, filters, controls, etc.)
Conveyor systems (belts, drags, legs, screws, superflows, pneumatic lifts, etc.)
Compressed air systems and controls (compressors, after coolers, lines, valves, etc.)
Low pressure air conveying systems (blowers, etc.)
HRSG boiler
Thermal Oxidizer
Horizontal mixers and vertical agitators
Low pressure steam turbine generator
Liquid pumps consisting of (but not limited to) centrifugal, air diaphragm and lobe pumps
Anhydrous ammonia systems
Horizontal drum dryers as well a vertical grain dryers
Hammer mills and grain scalpers
Mobile equipment such as (but not limited to) front end loader, track mobile, bobcat
DCS and PLC controls and 4-20 mili amp controls
Basic knowledge of decanters and their function
Human Relations
This position requires close cooperation with personnel in the Operation areas in order to assure open communication of maintenance tasks. The incumbent, therefore, should possess a considerable degree of human relations skills.
Instructions Received
The Maintenance Supervisor establishes priorities and assigns jobs to the Mechanical Maintenance personnel. The Mechanical Maintenance personnel works independently to locate the problems, estimate the scope of the job, plan the approach, and complete the job. All jobs are subject to periodic review so that management is aware of job status as it affects production schedules and productivity in respect to quality and final cost.
Working Conditions
This job is subject to intermittent requirements for heavy lifting, climbing, working in strained positions and in confined areas, occasionally for a prolonged period. This job is required to work out of doors in all weather with frequent exposure to noise, dirt and a dusty environment. The hazards are those associated with height and working around large machinery. This facility is a 24/7 operation which will require weekends, holiday and on call.
Background
The incumbent must have excellent troubleshooting, repair and maintenance experience. Working knowledge of basic mechanical equipment and basic electrical circuitry required. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of traditional computer software, email and database entry, and the ability to work independently.
Principal Accountabilities
The following accountabilities are to be carried out in a manner consistent with the spirit and philosophy outlined in The Andersons' Statement of Principles:
Perform all duties in accordance with Corporate, Division, and Location Safety policies and procedures. Participate in location and divisional safety efforts to help ensure the work environment of self and co-workers is free from safety hazards.
Facilitate a preventative maintenance program through performance and review of its application so that the P.M. program itself is efficient and complete and downtime is minimized.
Complete all work in an efficient manner and in conformance with high quality standards.
Assist the Maintenance Manager in training others in repair and trouble shooting techniques so they develop into more valuable members of the maintenance team.
Continually search for methods to improve department efficiency by identifying maintenance needs and developing ways to refine our existing procedures.
Maintain a working flexibility to accommodate changes in assignment and seasonal scheduling demands.
Contribute effectively toward a positive working relationship with coworkers within the plant and with other personnel throughout and outside the company.
Contribute effectively toward an open, two-way relationship with the Maintenance Manager so that matters of mutual interest and concern can be dealt with promptly and resolved satisfactorily.

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