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NOW Foods

This is a Full-time position in Reno, NV posted November 21, 2022.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Supplements the activities of Maintenance Mechanics by assisting with installs, repairs, troubleshooting of processing and high speed packaging machinery and other specialized equipment in the facility.Performs routine Preventive Maintenance (PM) such as inspection and lubrication of chains, sprockets, pulleys, belts, bearings, gears and general gearbox maintenance, including the replacement of oil per PM frequency.Operates production equipment as part of troubleshooting, and validation of completed maintenance activity.Documents work and completes reports using CMMS system. Initiates purchase order request forms for parts and supplies.Assists with maintaining spare parts inventory for plant by checking out parts, using parts ordering procedure and restocking inventory.Helps maintain shop areas and parts room so they are clean and orderly.Provides general production support and training as required.Actively participates in root cause analysis and other plant continuous improvement initiatives. Recommends and implements continuous improvement ideas.Occasionally performs work in other areas such as building maintenance.Complies with safety and cGMP requirements. Follows (LO/TO) all Safety procedures and wears all personal protective equipment as directed by Company Safety Policy.SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENTSupports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures. Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when an employee sees a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved. Assists with communicating safety information to new employees. Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.QUALIFICATIONSTo 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 will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEAssociate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical schoolORa minimum of two years related experienceORequivalent combination of education and experience.General knowledge of machine troubleshooting, electrical, mechanical, fabrication, pneumatics, hydraulics, OSHA standards, cGMP s, lock-out/tag-out is required.Food or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively to coworkers and supervisors.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, addition, subtraction, multiplication, decimals, and measurements.REASONING ABILITYExcellent problem solving skills required.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIESBasic computer skills required. Must have ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment. Excellent interpersonal and listening skills required. Must demonstrate an understanding of the company priorities and core values and daily activities must support them. Must work effectively in a team environment, promoting cooperation and collaboration. Excellent organizational, planning and attention to detail. Initiative to complete tasks on time with minimal supervision required.Ability to quickly understand the theory of operation in both processing and high speed packaging areas. Willingness to learn and increase technical depth through attending workshops, reviewing technical manuals, or OEM supplied training.Ability to work other shifts and weekends and to travel to other facilities.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, including overhead reaching and horizontally on a ladder; ascend and/or descend stairs; bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must regularly lift, move (in some cases drag items), slide, raise and/or place:Step on and off ladders and equipment at 24 inches.Grasp 50 lbs. of force.Push and pull 42 lbs. of force at 36 inches.Lift up to 60 lbs. from floor to waist.Lift up to 60 lbs. from 31 inches, carry for 5 feet and return to 31 inch surface.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to herbal aromas, dust, and/or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes, cold, and heat. The employee is required to travel to other facilities.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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