Mechanic A (i) in San Antonio, TX at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 7/3/2020

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Job Description

Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

Maintenance Associates are responsible for keeping machines in good working conditions to enhance efficiency and prevent malfunctions that could lead to costly repairs. To do this, the associate is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, preventive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

This is the advanced level. The associate serves as either a lead worker responsible for overseeing the work activities of other associates or as a Subject Meter Expert performing the most complex assignments, The SME associate provides assistance in diagnosis and repair of equipment, working closely with lower-level associates. Under guidance of supervision, the lead associate schedules work, monitors quality control for work performed, and customer relations. The advanced-level associate performs assignments that go beyond those typically expected at the experienced level.

•  Proactively identify, assess and determine appropriate controls for Safety related issues; influence other associates to identify and resolve Safety related issues. Demonstrates general understanding of industrial safety practices and regulations, and in particular such topics as: Lock-out/Tag-out procedures, Fall protection, Personal protective equipment, and all other mandatory safety procedures related to the job.

•  Actively Participates on the Safety Committee.

•  Actively Support fundamental maintenance programs, understands in detail DMS programs and uses this knowledge to coach other Associates.

•  Leads Root Cause Analysis (RCA) cross functional team in problem solving projects.

•  Innovate and identify crafty solutions to their organization

•  Uses data to make decision.

•  Responsible for adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) that are in effect assuring the quality and quantity of product produced.

•  Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service.

•  Trains other team members in the areas of instrumentation, control, and electrical systems.

•  Associate is at the advanced level in Mechanics, Electrical and other disciplines; associate is responsible:

     Electrical- A high degree of working knowledge and practical application of instrumentation, controls, low, medium and high voltage switchgear, transformers, programmable logic controllers, protective relays and motor control centers. Performs maintenance on motor control centers, motor operated valves, programmable logic controllers. 

     Electronics–Associate is responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting of instrumentation, controls, and electrical /electronic systems. Troubleshoots and performs maintenance on AC and DC power equipment, process controls, programmable logic controls (PLC) and monitoring equipment.

     Mechanical- Advanced troubleshooting technique used to diagnose the root of the problem and inspect, repair, and test the machinery. Uses knowledge and skills to pursue continuous improvement initiatives to drive OEE improvements. Modifies and/or replaces parts on all production and facility equipment as needed.

    Pneumatic/Hydraulic - Maintains replaces and repairs all pneumatic/Hydraulic equipment and troubleshoot complex pneumatic system issues.

    Additional Trades - Possesses and applies an advanced knowledge of particular field of specialization to the completion of projects of major complexity such as: Welding, Plumbing, Carpentry ladder logic programming etc.

•  Plant Systems -Monitor and maintain Boilers, Air compressors, Air conditioning, Dust collectors, and other plant utility systems. Identify energy loss and correct issues.

•  Use Reference Resources “work books and drawings” use technical manuals, their understanding of industrial equipment, and careful observation to discover the cause of a problem

•  Maintain work area, maintenance shop, parts and supplies area cleaned and organized.

•  Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required (Associate’s Degree, Trade School Certificate and/or Military Technical Training preferred)
  • 8+ years maintenance professional experience in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment
  • 5+ years in manufacturing experience 
  • Mechanical/electrical/electronic trade background, Journeyman or equivalent technical school background desired
  • PLC programming experience (would be a plus)
  • Experience leading people, “managing through influence
  • Good communication and Team work skills, actively looks to provide mentor-ship and encouragement to team members. Reaches out to other  teams
  •  Computer Skills, demonstrate basic knowledge of the CMMS system, able to export information from CMMS to a database, analyze, and create graphics that contribute to solve problems in a particular asset
  • Able to read blueprints and shop drawings and the ability to generate rough sketches as needed
  •  Advanced mathematical and reading skills with willingness to handle paperwork
  • Must be mechanic Subject Matter Expert and have the ability to use all standard tools of the trade including: hand tools, power tools, and machine shop tools
  •  Knowledge of electrical and electro-mechanical principles, demonstrate ability to use electrical tools including electrical test meters, oscilloscope.
  • Able to build a lubrication maps, using recommendations from manufacturing companies.
  • Understand Lubrication system deployment steps, able to build a lubrication maps, using recommendations from manufacturing companies.
  • Ability to operate machinery such as lathes, mills, drill presses.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Good listener, Can do attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work without constant supervision and meet deadlines
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and climbing.
  • Able to climb ladders and step ladder in order to access spare parts in store room
  • Ability to work under and around machinery if inspection is required
  • Work is primarily in production lines
  • Able to safely lift and/or move items over 50 pounds
  • Some light travel may be needed to support other plants or cross-training

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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