Cargill Star Maintenance Tech- Nashville - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Nashville, Tennessee in Nashville, Tennessee

Star Maintenance Tech- Nashville - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Nashville, Tennessee

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Cargill Protein

Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 32,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Position Purpose

The Maintenance Mechanic plays a vital role in the ongoing Maintenance and Reliability effort, by not only executing the work as planned, but by providing feedback and comments for improvement. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the faithful execution of work. They will insist on having a work order number available to them to insure appropriate accountability for parts, work materials, and the capture of their time against the equipment being served. They will provide feedback on what repairs were made to the equipment on the work order, and will offer suggestions on how to improve the plans associated to the work effort. The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for completing maintenance activities as directed on a day-to-day basis. This includes preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance assignments.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manufacturing Process Reliability:

  • Maintain Process and Industry Standards and Specifications

  • Safety, Health and Environment

  • Effectively and safely operates standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools and basic electrical testing equipment

  • Perform preventative maintenance up to and including Annual PM’s.

  • Read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics without issue.

  • Complete minor troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical related issues without direct supervision.

  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulation as well as other departmental policies and procedures. Help to develop proper safety techniques.

  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Understand and certify in LOTO

  • Identify follow-up work required

  • Acquire planned materials, tools and documentation for planned work, and work order information for reactive work.

  • Investigate job site if required – determine scope of work (reactive work)

  • Prepare work site

  • Perform maintenance task

  • Respond to interruption work from immediate supervisor.

  • Move to next job after completion or as directed by Maintenance Supervisor

  • With the Maintenance Supervisor, resolve problems as needed to perform work

  • Complete Closeout Activities including, Tool accountability / Parts reconciliation, Sanitation tagging / Notification to Production, Return unused materials and tools, Functional Operations test complete, and arrange for PM validation.

  • Complete, Sign and return hardcopy Work Order to Maintenance Supervisor complete with; Work Description, Symptoms, As Found, As Left, Start / Finish time, and Labor Hours and Note Deficiencies, Delays, any Job Plan Feedback

  • Effectively inform through written communication daily pass-downs issues and actions.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Experienced in the use of computers and a computerized maintenance management control system.

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • 2 to 5 years hands on experience in industrial production, specifically food manufacturing

  • Experience with 480v and fractional voltage

  • PLC troubleshooting experience

  • Ability to read both electrical and building prints

  • Ability to rebuild and change out motors, pumps, hydraulic systems, and seals

  • Have experience and full understanding of GMPs, SSOPs, and SOPs

  • Basic welding and fabrication experience

  • Ability to fix/change out steam valves, basic check valves, pressure transducers, and thermocouples

  • Experience with load cells

  • Experience with heat exchangers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Experience

  • Previous Cargill experience

  • Work history in the past 12 months

  • Communication skills both within and across departments

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-TN-Nashville

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: NAS00252