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Maintenance Mechanic

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Northampton, MA - USA
  • Post Date: 3/15/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-25483

Position Overview:

Why Join Coca-Cola North America?

It's an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company's flagship market. We're accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do - whether we're innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we're collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we're returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people - with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace - are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Function Specific Activities:

The primary role of the Maintenance Tech - Mechanic is to provide competent and effective mechanic maintenance support to Plant operations. The ability to perform work safely, meet the needs of Operations, execute the maintenance program and comply with all safety codes is paramount. The MT - Mechanic must identify, troubleshoot and repair problems in mechanical systems that occur in production equipment and processes. He/she must be able to run tests, isolate problems, remove/replace failed components, determine failure modes by studying worn components and perform other tasks as necessary. He/she also performs preventive maintenance and upgrades to mechanical systems.

   The MT - Mechanic is recognized as skilled and knowledgeable in mechanical systems and is sought out to support troubleshooting, development of process/system improvements, preventive and predictive maintenance development and contractor performance monitoring, when necessary, for new equipment or process systems. He/she is responsible for notifying management if a workplace becomes too hazardous because of some mechanical problem.

Function Specific Activities:

• Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical systems to include disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and calibration.
• Analyzes test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
• Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts parts, equipment, and machinery.
• Disassembles machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
• Examines parts for defects such as breakage and excessive wear.
• Observes and tests the operation of machinery and equipment in order to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters and other testing devices.
• Operates newly repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
• Reassembles equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
• Repairs and maintains the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
• Repairs and replaces broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment.
• Studies blueprints and manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation and operation of machinery.
• Cuts and welds metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, and assemble new equipment.
• Demonstrates equipment functions and features to machine operators.
• Records parts and materials used, and order or requisition new parts and materials as necessary.
• Records repairs and maintenance performed.
• Enters codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
• Sometimes repairs or modifications are performed when blueprints and manufactures specifications are unavailable or incomplete.
• Applies a wide variety of methods, procedures & techniques to lay out, install, align, repair, overhaul, & maintain various types of machines encompassing mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems & operation principles.
• Utilizes safety and security practices and procedures following established rules and regulations and maintains a safe, clean, and secure work environment.
• Communicates with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential mechanical hazards.
• Executes the maintenance work schedule as provided by his/her supervisor. Proper execution of the work schedule will require strategic decisions to ensure the scheduled work will be completed within the period scheduled. This effort requires the Lead to be aware of CIP, sanitation and other periods of downtime.
• Keeps the assigned Lead informed of all issues which may affect the operational capability of the area processes and equipment.
• Seeks assistance from the Lead on the work priority when confusion or more tasks than manpower exists.
• Examines jobs to be done and determine scope and best way to accomplish the work. Consult with requester, maintenance planner, and/or supervisor when necessary.
• Obtains one-lines, drawings, instructional manuals and special procedures, as needed, from files or other sources. Make any additional sketches, diagrams, etc., necessary to clarify the intent of the work order.
• Ensures the safety needs are given a top priority in operations support and work execution. Some examples are Arc Flash/Shock Hazard safety, confined space entry, LOTO, hazardous materials, hand tool safe use, etc.
• Gains complete knowledge of plant's processes and packaging systems.
• Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule and operational support. Ensures the shop is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion.
• Protects the integrity and quality of product at all times.
• Attends meetings and supports continuous improvement initiatives.
• Recommends equipment to be included in preventive maintenance programs.
• Suggests improvements to all maintenance processes, including planning scheduling, preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, CMMS, storeroom operations, etc.
• Promotes the conservation of energy.
• Maintains close contact with assigned maintenance crew, the production supervisor and equipment operators.
• Keeps the maintenance supervisor and/or manager properly informed on all abnormal or critical situations and seeks advice on matters outside of their knowledge or authority.
• Makes recommendations for system improvement.
• Recommends additions to storeroom stock.
• Performs other tasks and special assignments as requested by management.
Measurement of Position Performance
• Ability to do the work of the Maintenance Tech - Mechanic position without more than normal supervision.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the operation, capabilities, and limitations of production equipment and processes. Knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical systems, etc.
• Knowledge of related electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
• Knowledge of safety, environmental, and security regulations, practices, and procedures. Knowledge of regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.
• Skill in troubleshooting mechanical issues.
• Skill in the use of hand and power tools of the mechanical trade to include a variety of electronic, electrical, or electromechanical test and measurement equipment.
• Ability to test, time, synchronize, troubleshoot, overhaul, repair, and install mechanical systems.
• Ability to read and interpret a variety of technical data, such as blueprints, diagrams, and technical orders relating to the mechanical trade.

Position Goals
• To ensure plant mechanical systems are maintained in a safe and as-new condition.
• Promote and provide a safe work environment for all assigned personnel in the work area.
• To ensure that production areas receive prompt, efficient and quality service from the maintenance function enabling them to operate at a high level of efficiency.
• To ensure the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide production with the service it requires.

• Reports to the maintenance supervisor.
• Works closely with production supervision.
• Works closely with maintenance associates.
• Works closely with stores and purchasing personnel.
• Supports Engineering with capital improvement projects.
• Maintains good working relationships with other organizational units in the plant.


 Minimum Job Requirements:
• Meet all basic plant employment criteria, to include a good attendance record.
• Has 3 years' experience in this role or equivalent vocational and technical training.
• Must supply own tools per the Maintenance required tool list.
• Maintenance background, which includes hydraulics, controls, welding, electrical, machine tools and pneumatics
• Working knowledge of hand and power tools.
• Able to read one-line diagrams, blueprints and schematics.
• Must be certified on the training plan for this position within 60 working days of start date.
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds
• Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures
• Manual and finger dexterity
• Ability to visually identify defective parts
• Ability to hear machine operations sounds to detect defective parts, machine failures, and changes in speed and other routine running conditions
• Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations
• Must be able to work flexible shift schedules up to 12-hour shifts as determined by business need
• Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs
• Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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