JO 15643 Production Maintenance Technician 2



Salary Range:


Reports To:

Production Manager


·         Assist, establish and follow systems that promote safety.

·         Organize and manage the day-to-day function of the Production Maintenance department. Complete all preventative maintenance, special projects and daily maintenance needs.

·         Commit and adhere to the Company’s industry leading Animal Welfare standards and practices.

·         Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.

·         Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.

·         Assist lead on developing and maintaining an accurate and organized parts inventory.

·         Coordinate with Production Lead to complete or delegate all needed repairs within the maintenance department.

·         Perform advanced maintenance actions such as building repair, rolling stock repair, cage equipment repair, automation control calibration and repair, etc.

·         Support maintenance stakeholders on more in-depth repairs and all other troubleshooting needs.

·         Continuously train stakeholders on procedures and career development.

·         Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance programs for all production equipment and facilities.

·         Assist in maintaining and writing standard operating procedures for the production department.

·         Safely operate required equipment and tools.

·         Execute the manure management program.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

·         Work overtime as required.

·         Respond to alarm calls when they occur.

·         Have a complete understanding of laying hen husbandry including egg production, feeding, molting.

·         Maintain the automated “AEI” environmental and egg flow computers. Any setting changes of these computers will be directed by the Production Manager.

·         Assure chickens have proper supply of feed, light, air and water daily.

·         Continuously monitor bird health and production of laying hens in houses reporting findings to Production Manager.

·         Perform general maintenance tasks to include:  Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, Troubleshooting, Installation of new equipment and parts. Maintenance of all  buildings inside and out, all egg handling equipment in production area, all cage and feeding equipment, all manure handling equipment, all ventilation equipment, and weekly testing of stand-by generators.

·         Assist in tasks associated with moving birds in and out of houses.

·         Assist in leading the cleaning of houses between flocks.

·         Perform all duties of the House Tech. 1 and or Manure Tech.1. (Refer to House and Manure Technician 1 job descriptions).

·         Operate skid loader and other equipment on an as needed basis.

·         Performs tasks off premises at other remote locations as required.



·         Minimal 5 years maintenance experience.

·         Preferred 2 years supervisor experience.

·         Must be self-directed.

·         Must be organized.

·         Understand and operate environmental controls, alarm systems, backup power, and other technology.

·         Ability to track and document all activities with correct forms and paperwork.

·         Strong knowledge of mechanical drives, gearboxes and general movement of equipment and materials.

·         Strong knowledge of three phase 480/240 VAC motors and circuits; 110 VAC control circuits and motor starters with overload protection.

·         High level of mechanical aptitude with plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs.

·         Skilled in trouble shooting failed equipment.

·         Skilled in lock out tag out and other safety procedures.

·         Well-rounded knowledge of maintenance techniques.

·         Skilled in operating tractors and skid loaders.

·         Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work.

·         Ability to fairly and consistently assess performance of employees and take corrective action as appropriate.

·         Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

·         Ability to manage time and the time of others.

·         Skilled in Microsoft Windows and file management.

·         Ability to communicate so that others will understand both verbally and written.

·         Ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time.


Physical Requirements:

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. 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 frequently required to:

·          Stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

·         Reach with hands and arms.

·         Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10 to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 70+ pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions:

The 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 is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. 



Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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