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Texas, Waco, 76701 Waco USA

JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Maintenance Mechanic JOB KEY: # 40000085 EEO/AAP: 6/61 FLSA STATUS: HOURLY DEPARTMENT: MAINTENANCE AREA OF USE: WACO PREPARED FOODS FACILITY ( Waco , Texas ) Starting Pay 22.01 SUMMARY Absence of any related duties or functions in this document does not imply that incumbent may be exempt from assignments required to support production. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure external areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and presentable manner . At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are working to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed within our facility. Each day, temperature screens are performed for each employee and visitor before entering the facility. Face coverings are available to all team members and enhanced cleaning and sanitation is regularly performed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as production demands may require.

Adhere to all safety, USDA, HACCP, and the plane rules and regulations.

Construct, maintain and test mechanical equipment, machinery and components

Identify parts or machines needing new or replacements parts

Utilize shop mathematics to complete assignments

Interpret drawings of equipment in order to properly adjust, maintain or repair the machinery

Respond to requests by production area when mechanical issues with equipment have been identified.

Communicate with production management and personnel to diagnose problems and to determine potential mechanical problems.

Performs preventative maintenance.

Complete assigned tasks with accuracy and efficiency, in regards to time as well as resources.

Performs other related duties as assigned to support production demands as may be specified by customer or client.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to physically perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Less than high school education; 2 year of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




All employees are required to attend employee and safety orientation prior to performing the above duties. Once the employee completes this training they will be assigned to a Supervisor who will further orient the employee to the workplace, introduce him/her to employees and other supervision, demonstrate work assignment and explain ingress and egress procedures to and from work station. A training buddy may be assigned to new employees for a period to assist in further training and indoctrination.


Those responsible for training and indoctrination may include: personnel representatives, safety director, supervisors, and lead workers.


The supervisor is accountable for tracking employee progress and performance.


A specific probationary period is assigned to all employees hired to evaluate employee effectiveness and performance. At the end of this period the supervisor will evaluate the job performance of each new employee utilizing current forms and procedures in effect at that time. The employee will be rated and evaluated on essential work duties listed above as well as attendance, tardiness, interaction with co-workers and management, attitudes and work actions. Unacceptable performance of duties and disciplinary actions will be documented on corrective action reports and appropriate personnel records. Absent any negative actions, the employee may be eligible for a wage increase according to the wage and salary policies in effect at that time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb, stoop, and bend . The employee frequently is required to walk, talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

The majority of the work performed by the employee will be done outdoors, and there will be frequent exposure to the elements (heat, cold, humidity, rain, etc.) The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in some of the work environments can be very loud.


List any and all personal safety or health protection equipment and gear required by either regulatory, sanitary, or safety procedures:



You may request exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19, religious beliefs, or personal conscience.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the daily work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or customer specifications and processes required of personnel so assigned.


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