Dean Foods

  • Apprentice Maint Mechanic

    Job Locations US-OH-Springfield
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Installation, Maintenance & Repair
    High School or Equivalent
    Relocation Assistance
  • Job Description & Requirements

    Under direct supervision, the Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for repairs and maintenance. The Apprentice Maintenance Mechanic works with the assistance of a Maintenance Technician, Lead Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager when performing technical and diagnostic type repairs. 


    Job Duties:

    • Assists Mechanics when extra hands are necessary during lifting and positioning
    • Prepare work areas for Mechanics: transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work areas
    • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning
    • May complete repairs and replacements under the direction of a Mechanic or Maintenance Manager
    • Perform preventive maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating tools and plant equipment
    • May, once certified, operate a forklift or other material handling equipment.
    • Maintain accurate and complete records, document all work performed appropriately and location.
    • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to supervisors.
    • Ensure all paperwork is clear, complete, legible and accurate in accordance with SOPs.
    • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
    • Follow Good Manufacturing Processes.
    • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
    • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.
    • Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated area.
    • Report any food safety and food quality related issues to management immediately.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Job Requirements:

    • High school diploma or GED preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
    • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, reach, crawl required for virtually the entire shift
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to assist others when lifting is required
    • Computer literate and experience with diagnostic equipment preferred
    • Must be able to work in a wet environment, with exposure to chemicals. Temperature ranges from 35 degrees to over 100 degrees (if working outside or on plant roof)
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays
    • Be able to effectively work in a team environment
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
    • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background, and criminal checks)

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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