B&R Mechanic 1

Posted: 6/1/2017
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Category: Operations
Req Number: LW00000578

About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities. Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

Responsibilities include learning to diagnose critical refrigeration, boiler, steam, air problems, installing and setting up equipment, monitoring the function of boilers and support equipment, steam systems, air compressors and air systems, refrigeration equipment to ensure proper operation. Advise supervisory personnel of maintenance requirements, repairs of equipment, and any maintenance activities to maximize plant production and uptime. Accomplish assigned repair and maintenance functions throughout the plant in an orderly and timely manner. Will be motivated to complete assigned work orders, and to approach Leads, Peers, and Supervisors for continuous improvement.

Key Accountabilities

Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs and assures that safe work practices are followed in all work groups. Will perform routine checks and preventive maintenance established by the Team Leader Maintenance and the Maintenance Lead. May be required to perform emergency repairs with the assistance of supervision. Will perform non-routine maintenance activities assigned by supervision. Assist mechanics in performing maintenance work, repair, and adjustments of processing equipment; change and replace belts, sprockets, bearings, chains, motors, pumps, etc., and perform building repairs. Learn and perform line checks and preventive maintenance (PM) tasks, including documentation lubrication and inspection of equipment to prevent or identify failures. Learn and perform operation functions for refrigeration systems and freeze tunnels. Read, write, and communicate in English by using prints, sketches, diagrams, operating instructions and technical manuals. Assist supervision in the safety training of associates in the proper and safest way to check and repair equipment. Will assist in any maintenance activity assigned by supervision. Will maintain a neat and orderly work area. Will perform frequent housekeeping to ensure safe and clean conditions in all areas of responsibility. This will include support of CPS programs; to include 5S. All other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to 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. Must have the ability to communicate and work with other hourly associates and salaried personnel in a positive manner. Must be able to learn and demonstrate safe use and skilled application of tools, commonly used in this plant, in accordance with established practices and procedures. Must be able to learn and operate all equipment assigned to Boiler Refrigeration Maintenance. By providing competency in safe operation of the equipment, know what the safe limits of the equipment are, and how to avoid deviations. Follows instructions given in work logs, work orders and equipment manuals. Have the ability to troubleshoot and repair all equipment in and outside of the plant. Must be able to pass respiratory fit test and medical evaluation, and guide lines in PSM respiratory program. This position requires the use of personal protective equipment to perform the job safely. (Reference PPE matrix, respiratory program, emergency action plan). Must be able to operate a forklift and manlift in a safe manner. Plant certification required. Must be able to work any shift, overtime and any or all days of the week in accordance with plant needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of the 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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stands and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk, write, or hear. This position required you to safely lift and carry a 50 pound ladder, and safely lift up to 100 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable in individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work will be performed in all areas of the Hermiston L1,L2,L3,L4,L5 and Cold storage) In this position, you will be required to withstand varying temperatures from cold to hot (-28 to 120 degrees) dust, vibration, high humidity, fumes, and wet, dry, muddy and greasy areas. The noise level in the work environment is usually above 85dB and requires hearing protection.


Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

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