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Company: AAK USA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Maintenance MechanicOur story goes back more than 150 years, to the chilly southern coast of Scandinavia. From our early success in Sweden and Denmark, we've grown into the world's leading specialist producer of plant-based oils, employing more than 4,000 people all across the globe.We work with our customers to make the products you love even better. The oils we produce go into making your chocolate extra-creamy or putting the crunch into your croissant. And it's not just food - we work across industries to make products that are higher quality, healthier and better for the planet.Everything we do is about Making Better Happen---.AAK USA Richmond, CA AAK USA Richmond's plant is located in northern California in the San Francisco Bay area.About the role The maintenance mechanic is involved in the successful daily completion of assigned work either on a priority basis or continuing basis as assigned by the Maintenance and Reliability Manager. There are no formal reports for this position with the exception of work documentation as required to document material and equipment requests as pertinent to the job.Responsibilities Perform various mechanical maintenance functions to include but is not limited to: -Insulation-Repair rotating equipment including centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, agitators, cooling fans and gear boxes-Heat exchangers including the over pressure protection.-Installing and repairing pipe work, both screwed and welded, in stainless and carbon steel.-Repairs to all types of valves and pneumatic actuators.-Steam distribution equipment and condensate collection.-Basic Welding-Knowledge of plant utilities such as boilers, cooling towers, compressors and wastewater treatment.-Basic electrical ability. Wiring 3-phase motor, change fuses, ability to use a multi-meter.About you 3 plus years of proven maintenance experience in an industrial environment is required.High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.Detail orientedSkilled in the use of hand and power tools.Experience with precision measuring instruments or electronic testing devices.Ability to troubleshoot and take apart machines, equipment, or devices to remove and replace defective parts.Ability to check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.Experience performing routine and preventative maintenance.Strong time management and organizational skills.Detail-orientedProfessional presentation and attitudeWorking conditionsThe job is performed in a manufacturing plant. Exposure to loud noises, dust, dirt, heat, sparks, oil, and smoke may occur. Protective safety equipment is required including appropriate clothing, shoes, gloves, hardhat, and goggles as needed. Activities include extended periods of standing and extensive work with various devices and heavy machinery.Physical requirements Ability to frequently climb ladders up to 15 feetAbility to frequently walk, stand, crouch, stoop, and bendAbility to perform duties wearing weight restricted safety equipment is requiredHearing and vision within normal ranges for conversations and to receive ordinary informationHeavy lifting of up to 50 lbs.Good manual dexterity to operate machinery, use hand tools and measuring tools, and operate office equipment and keyboardsAbility to apply good reasoning skills and apply general mathematical calculationsIn return AAK offersOn the job training that helps you to grow in knowledge and skills, progressing your future careerComprehensive low-cost health insurance (medical, dental and vision) starting 90 days after hireFree life insurance, union sponsored pension and 401K plansDiscounts on travel, amusement parks, concerts, movies, and moreCelebrations, events, and activities on site and supporting our communitiesAmazon AwardCo recognition incentives for service and peer to peer recognition.We take responsibility, together with you, for health and safety and for creating a workplace that values diversity and inclusivity. Our leadership is committed to unleash your potential. We believe that a diverse team brings new perspectives and ideas to the table and motivates us to Making Better Happen in everything we do together. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and foster a work environment that's welcoming and accepting so that anyone who applies or joins AAK has equal access to opportunity.AAK Everything we do is about Making Better Happen together.About AAKEverything AAK does is about Making Better Happen---. We specialize in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume. We make these products better tasting, healthier, and more sustainable. At the heart of AAK's offer is Customer Co-Development, combining our desire to understand what better means for each customer, with the unique flexibility of our production assets, and a deep knowledge of many products and industries, including Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Plant-based Foods, Special Nutrition, Foodservice and Personal Care. Our 4,000 employees support our close collaboration with customers through 25 regional sales offices, 15 dedicated Customer Innovation Centers, and with the support of more than 20 production facilities. Listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malm, Sweden, AAK has been Making Better Happen--- for more than 150 years.AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

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