Maintenance Mechanic (1st Shift) at Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

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Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on more than 30,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which make our products highly relevant in today’s world. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Revenue in the 2017/18 financial year was EUR 1,097 million. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.

Job description

Location: West Allis & New Berlin
State: Wisconsin
Country: USA

At Chr. Hansen we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

For this to come true we operate integrated global production and supply chain networks using sophisticated technologies and processes. Automation, robotics and IT systems are key components but the key ingredient is efficient people teams focused on delivering to our customers.

As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture – and we need the smartest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while working for a global market leader.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We want to create a friendly and inspiring work environment, where our people feel as engaged as possible in their daily work. This means no matter which of our operations sites you will be based at you will experience a team based, non-hierarchical and agile organization. We are proud to promote an inspiring and safe work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

General Summary

About the position / Who are we looking for

This position works under limited supervision and is primarily responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing production equipment, machinery, and building facilities ensuring optimum operation in a timely manner.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

Maintains the condition of designated production and facility equipment as per state regulations. Services, repairs, calibrates, regulates, fine-tunes, or tests machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles. Ensures optimum operation of all production equipment and machinery by trouble shooting, diagnosing and repairing any problems in a timely manner. Assists in the implementation of company maintenance policies and training, maintains all necessary licenses and certifications, and assists in the training of lower level mechanics. Coordinate with production the repair or the preventative maintenance of production, and process equipment to minimize downtime. Maintains, diagnoses and repairs all building systems and their components. Systems to include lighting, HVAC, production waste water system, steam, compressed air, hot and cold water systems, electrical, foam system, and all similar systems located throughout the facility. Ensures the continuous operation of mechanical equipment by performing scheduled Predictive Maintenance. Performs all required work for installation and removal of equipment. Ensures the security of the building, and monitor the security cards access system. Completes all required computer logs and paperwork on time. Validates metrology equipment throughout the production facilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Basic knowledge of HVAC operations and boiler plant fundamentals including troubleshooting. Capable of metal fabrication with styles to include: soldering, brazing, stick welding. Possesses the knowledge to recommend design and installation alterations to and build new machinery, equipment or parts to improve present production processes. Possesses technical knowledge including PLC expertise to solve problems and make long term improvement to equipment and processes. Has good overall electrical and controls experience such as knowledge of wiring, PLC’s, relays, motors, sensors, etc. Possesses a working knowledge of National Electrical Code as it pertains to industrial facilities. Ability to read electrical schematics and mechanical assembly drawings used in the construction of the company’s products. Knowledge of motor and pump operations and maintenance, fluid dynamics, and pneumatics. Must be a member of the First Aid Team/Safety Committee and a Fire Protection Monitor. Must have a valid drivers license, forklift license and Boiler Operators License is desirable. These characteristics are normally acquired through an AA degree in a technical major and five years of experience managing particular programs or in a particular environment.

Working Conditions

Working environment may be in a production unit and includes frequent exposures to wet, humid, dusty, or loud conditions, moving machine parts, fumes or airborne particles and caustic chemicals. May come in contact with extremely cold conditions (-55°C). A company issued uniform is required to be worn along with personal protective equipment at all times. This can include coveralls, dust mask, hearing protection, hair/beard net, safety glasses, gloves, and safety shoes.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; scoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and use foot/feet to operate machines. Must be able to lift and/or move 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs. (assisted). This includes repetitive bending and lifting of items to stack or dump. Must be able to work under hot or extreme cold, wet, and sometimes-dusty, and loud conditions, dust mask, coveralls and, or hearing protection may be required. Strict compliance to “air lock” rules to avoid interdepartmental contamination.

We offer

We offer a working environment where respect and teamwork are always the top priorities. Since Chr. Hansen was founded, we have been at the forefront of innovation and we continue to be so by investing in new, optimizing methods for our production, giving you the best conditions for making a meaningful difference.

Hiring Manager: Ron Zeidler

Deadline for Application: 1/31/2019

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