Maintenance Technician

Mountaire Farms
Baltimore, NC
United States
Job Description

Position responsibilities include:

  • Perform “preventive maintenance” (PM) checks during the week. This includes temperature checks and visual inspections of all equipment in your area of responsibility that has been identified.

  • Ensures optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and processing machinery.

  • Document findings of weekday inspections on the PM route sheet for equipment so work can be scheduled accordingly.

  • Order parts for your equipment

  • Make sure that the parts room has the correct parts.

  • Make a rebuild parts list for your equipment.

  • You should know what type of motor, belt, etc. that your equipment needs in order to run efficiently.

  • Before performing maintenance on machinery make sure that you have all required PPE, locks and correct parts needed.

  • When removing parts from a piece of equipment, tag them or store them so they can’t be lost and can be identified later for possible repair.

  • Adjust process equipment/support system’s devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, lasers, and straightedges.

  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.

  • Fabricate and repair parts by using general machine shop, welding equipment, instrumentation, and equipment.

  • Must be able to read a tape measure and be familiar with fine measurements’ including the use calipers, micrometers, and gauges.

  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • After maintenance is complete on machinery, perform an operational check on the piece of equipment and ensure lockouts have been removed before leaving work areas.


  • Three years of maintenance experience within the industrial mechanical field preferred and poultry experience highly desirable.

  • Associates degree and certifications will be considered.

  • Able to use manuals and measuring instruments to ensure optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance procedures for conveying systems, and process equipment/systems; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.

  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation and listening for problem.

  • Able to remove defective parts by disassembling equipment, using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools.

  • Problem Sensitivity with the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Need to be able to read/understand drawings i.e., exploded views, orthographic views and assembly drawings.

  • Perform General Physical Activities requiring considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

  • Able and willing to lift between 40 - 60lbs.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to work in extreme cold/hot environments.

  • Able to perform strenuous work in wet/damp environments.