WHO WE ARE
One of the largest diversified suppliers in the foodservice industry. Golden State Foods sets the Gold Standard by focusing on its Creed and Values, putting customers first and continually innovating. GSF associates show our deep commitment to the communities where we live and work, through our participation in the GSF Foundation, where 100% of associate proceeds go to helping children and families in need.
GSF's Protein Products division has produced high quality beef patties for the QSR industry for more than 75 years. The award-winning facility in Opelika excels in quality, food safety. assured supply, innovative R&D, and exceptional customer responsiveness.
Our business philosophy actively supports our associates through our Four (4) Core Values:
- Treat others like you want to be treated
- Make the best product
- Give the customer a fair deal
- Maintain the highest standards
Maintain mechanical and electrical food manufacturing equipment.
- Adheres to safety, food safety, quality and legal compliance.
- Perform all work in accordance with environmental, health and safety standards, rules, regulations and practices of the facility.
- Must be able to pass training/certifications as required for qualification.
- Install, maintain and support all production related equipment utilized in processing areas.
- Use a variety of test equipment, machines, hand tools and computer aided equipment.
- Respond to equipment breakdowns and production needs in an expeditious professional manner.
- Ability to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose equipment failures or breakdowns.
- Perform maintenance in accordance with maintenance schedules, utilizing appropriate blueprints, diagrams, sketches, national codes and verbal/written instructions.
- Maintain a clean and orderly shop and work area.
- Assist other mechanics when performing heavy jobs.
- Must be able to work overtime, weekends and willing to move to any shift.
- Repair and maintenance of high speed packaging equipment, dismantling and assembling multiple brands of mechanical and electrical equipment, repair and replacement of defective parts, and knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
- General understanding and compliance with all OSHA regulations, National Electrical Codes, State Mechanical Codes and other Plant/Facility Operational or safety procedures.
- Ability to comply with and execute the established preventive maintenance and work order/repair program in place.
- Document completed work as required by the supervisor.
- Compliance with all other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND VISUAL ACTIVITIES:
- Lift, carry and push equipment.
- Reach, bend and twist/turn in awkward positions.
- Ability to visually differentiate items of color, up close and in the distance.
- Ability to wear personal protective equipment and/or clothing.
- Stand/walk 6 or more hours per day.
- Continuously talk/hear throughout the day.
- Frequently squat, bend, reach, twist/turn, grip/grasp, and climb.
- Frequently use eye/hand coordination and eye/hand/foot coordination as well as handle/finger.
- Frequently lift up to 25 lbs from floor height to overhead and carry more than 100 feet.
- Occasionally kneel/crawl.
- Occasionally use fine motor tasks and taste/smell.
- Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs from floor height to shoulder and carry over 100 yards.
- Occasionally lift up to 100 lbs from floor height to chest height and carry up to 4 feet.
- Occasionally lift more than 100 lbs with another person and carry 4 feet.
- Push tool carts requiring 25 lbs of force over 100 yards.
- Push/pull plates using up to 75 lbs of force for 25 feet.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
- Must be able to work in shop and production environments.
- Constantly work in damp, wet, humid and slippery environments.
- Constantly work near moving equipment.
- Constantly work in extreme heat/cold (-15-90 degrees).
- Constantly work in high noise levels requiring hearing protection.
- Frequently work in area with fumes or airborne debris.
- Frequently work with toxic or caustic chemicals.
- Occasionally work in high places.
- Occasionally work with hand tools causing segmental or whole-body vibration.
- Bump cap, hair net, safety glasses, hearing protection, and uniform.
- Cut resistant and nitrile gloves.
- Powered industrial trucks including lift trucks and electric pallet jacks.
- Aerial lifts including scissor and articulating boom lifts.
- Use of ladders including step, fixed and extension.
- Use of shop equipment – welder, grinders, lathes, drills, presses and other metal working tools.
- Use of various hand tools including pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, channel locks, socket drivers, etc.
- Use of power and pneumatic tools.
- Use of test instruments (micrometers, calipers, etc.).
- Use of electrical meters.
- Use of precision measuring instruments.
- High school diploma or GED.
- Must possess previous experience and/or technical training in one or all of the following areas:
- PLC, electrical controls and motor circuits.
- Mechanical and machinist.
- Hydraulic/pneumatic systems.
- Cutting torches, TIG and stick welding
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
- Ability to read and comprehend blue prints, diagrams and schematics.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to document to effectively present information for needed records of parts or repairs.
- Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one small group situations to customers, clients, and other team members of the organization.
- Ability to use effective problem solving skills.
- Ability to use mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to perform machine checks and setup, electrical calculations and read test equipment/measuring instruments.
- Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.