KEMPER FOODS HVAC / Maintenance Technician - Food Manufacturing in New Albany, Indiana

Kemper Foods International is a state-of-the-art, USDA-approved, ready-to-eat facility where good manufacturing practices along with HACCP and SSOP guidelines are strictly enforced within our organization. This is how Kemper Foods International strives to stay ahead of the competition.Kemper Foods International takes great pride in the food products that are manufactured in our facility. We utilize Rheon encrusting machines, customized conveying systems, nitrogen tunnels, spiral freezers and automated packaging lines. With our RTE production rooms, Kemper Foods International has the flexibility and versatility to manufacture various types of products ranging from sweet items to savory items by utilizing baking, proofing, steaming and freezing. All finished products are then submitted to a comprehensive microbiological testing program so quality is guaranteed every step of the way.HVAC - MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANJOB DESCRIPTIONSUMMARY: Responsible for the set-up, adjustment, maintenance and repair of machinery and mechanical equipment used in the production facility.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Observe machines and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions.Assembles and test operates machine to verify correction of malfunction.Adjusts functional parts of machine devices and control instruments, which includes changeover to new sizes and running adjustments to maintain maximum product and quality in supporting all manufacturing needs.Performs preventive maintenance checks. Record all data as assigned.Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment or other problems.Removes and replaces worn or defective parts.Must follow all GMPs, SOPs and maintain a current understanding of the regulation and requirements of the industry applicable government agencies. QUALIFICATIONS: 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functionsHigh School Diploma or GED equivalentMinimum of 2 years mechanical and electrical experience.Experience in a food industry preferred.Experience with PLC troubleshooting, HVAC skills, fabricating, TIG and MIG welding a plus.Valid Driverand#39;s LicenseBasic skills test required. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, programmable controllers, basic electric skills, as well as the desire to continue to improve ability and knowledge of existing and new equipment.Excellent troubleshooting skillsMust have the ability to use hand tools and trade-type tools; good motor coordination necessary.Proven record of ability to handle equipment safely and sensibly.Detail oriented, with the ability to make sensitive adjustments in equipment.Must be team-oriented with the ability to work with others and without direct supervision.Good communication skills. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Ability to perform the following: standing, climbing, pulling, and/or pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, twisting, turning and stooping.Able to lift 60 lbs frequently.Must wear required personal protection equipment associated with the manufacturing environment.The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Job Type: Full-timeRequired experience:Maintenance Technician: 2 yearsShifts: First, Second and Third Shifts available.