AC B1 Maintenance Programmer

Dairy Farmers of America

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City of Industry, CA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Maintenance Mechanic/Programmer Level 1 will work closely with the Maintenance Mechanic/Programmer Level 2 to provide both mechanical and electrical support of automation and instrumentation devices and systems throughout the facility.  This will include the care and maintenance of all assets and production assets in a safe, sanitary, and efficient condition. Responsible to staying up to date on new products, equipment, technology, and techniques. 


  • PLC programming and understanding simple ladder logic required.
  • Basic knowledge of HMI development
  • Understanding of simple network topologies.
  • Maintains proper operation of Instrumentation devices (RTD’s, conductivity, transducers, etc.)
  • Install, commission and trouble-shoot Variable Frequency Drives
  • Deployment of most Rockwell software platforms.
  • Assist with the design and building of custom equipment control panels. Support the installation of new projects implemented by the Controls and Engineering groups.
  • Ensure proper operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned) on production, packaging, and processing equipment.
  • Support the Utility Group with the goal to provide a continuous supply of heat, steam, cooling, electrical power, natural gas, hydraulic and compressed air systems as needed for operations.
  • Readily available for emergency or after-hour repairs in breakdown situations
  • Read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, electrical schematics, service manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Performing preventative maintenance (i.e., conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data)
  • Line manufacturing support systems (line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery, pH Building)
  • Complete work orders in a timely manner maintaining high quality standards.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns that may restrict the efficiency of production.
  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information. Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP’s.
  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor.
  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.
  • Follow all required work safe practices. This would include lockout-tagout requirements and 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.