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Date: May 17, 2017

Location: Bowling Green, KY, US

 

 

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, Ideal Balance and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

 

Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

No Relocation Assistance Offered

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At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Maintenance Technician position at our Bowling Green, KY dry pet food manufacturing facility.

 

A Maintenance Technician is responsible for the support of production lines, equipment, and the facility. Must be able to perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, maintain and repair operating equipment during production and breakdowns.  In addition, the Maintenance Technician will work with others to achieve factory business objectives of safety, productivity, customer service, quality, cost and environmental protection. 

 

Pay Information:

Basic qualification starts at $24.43

3+ years of Industrial Maintenance experience starts at: $26.32

With opportunity for growth

 

The primary accountabilities of the role include troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenace as required to ensure equipment reliability; assist with root cause analysis to identify reasons for failures and breakdowns; review electrical and pneumatic schematics during troubleshooting, repair and project work; and will work closely with the operators to support production and transfer skills to Operation Technicians.  This role will provide weekend or off - shift coverage for mechancial, electrical, and control systems.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots, repair and preventive maintenance (PM) as required to ensure equipment reliability
  • Troubleshoots production equipment:

            - mechanical failures

            - electrical; 460 VAC 3-phase and 110 VAC control sources as far as determining power

              (voltage)availability unassisted and assists Maintenance Technician II, III and ET Lead with

              controls and PLC troubleshooting

  • Assists Operations, Quality and Engineering teams with root cause analysis for CAPA, Incident Management, and Non-Conformances to identify reasons for incident causes
  • Works with operators to support production and transfer skills to Operation technicians
  • Support progression of Planned Maintenance and Autonomous Maintenance standards working with teams, focus resources, and planner scheduler on training and forward action plans
  • Accurately and fully completes all regulatory and compliance related documentation and procedures
  • Fabricates machine parts as needed and responsible for shop cleaning and sanitization
  • Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identify and report Food Safety issues to management
  • Helps maintain spare parts inventory and restocking inventory for the plant as needed
  • Ensures completion of work orders as scheduled and document in SAP in timely manner.
  • Reviews equipment instructions, blueprints, electrical, and pneumatic schematics to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions such as part redesign, substitution of material or parts, or re-engineering of parts or subassemblies
  • Participates in structured group or team activities related to line/area performance improvement e.g. autonomous maintenance (AM), housekeeping, problem solving etc

 

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.

 

Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include: 

  • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification
  • 1+ years of industrial maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant or an associate’s degree in a related field
  • 3+ years manufacturing experience
  • Ability to bend, climb, crawl, work in confined spaces, work in hazardous condition spaces, work in extreme weather conditions, use hazardous materials and lift up to 50 lbs on continual basis. Must also be able to work at heights of up to 300 ft.
  • Ability to work an off-shift work schedule that includes weekends
  • Practical knowledge of basic maintenance shop equipment
  • Problem assessment, problem solving and basic math skills

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Technical certificate in an industrial related field
  • 1+ years manufacturing or similar experience with an emphasis in industrial maintenance, mechanics and electronics
  • Experience using electronic maintenance work order systems
  • Previous SAP experience
  • Previous similar manufacturing experience (food, pet food, pharmaceuticals)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

 

Expected Areas of Skills

  • Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, maintain and repair operating equipment during production and breakdowns.
  • Review blueprints, project instructions, electrical & pneumatic shematics during troubleshooting, repair or project work.
  • Utilize maintenance shop equipment to include drill press, lathe, mill, welding, etc.

 

Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Quarterly bonus opportunity
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Success Sharing program based on company performance
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company provided and laundered uniforms
  • Safety shoe allowance
  • Company store with Hill's Science Diet and Colgate-Palmolive products at discounted employee prices 
  • Workout facility

 

In addition, Maintenance Technicians at the Hill's Bowling Green facility enjoy company provided tools and PPE, annual tool allowance and winter/rain gear allowance. 

 

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

 

 

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


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