Millsboro, Delaware

General Maintenance Mechanic

The culture at Mountaire Farms is one of our greateststrengths and most valued assets. We maintain the same core values and family-focusedwork environment that we've operated with since day one. You will find thatyour peers, supervisor and team members are genuinely committed to, not onlyyour success, but also working together to provide high-quality products to ourcustomers. We are a service to one another and to our customers, demonstratingoperational excellence and outstanding performance.

NewHires that embrace our vision strategy can expect to share in the commitment toshape our success and have a path towards future growth opportunities withinthe company.

Positionresponsibilities include:

  • Perform "preventive maintenance" (PM) checks during the week. This includes temperature checks and visual inspections of all equipment in your area of responsibility that has been identified and document findings so work can be scheduled accordingly
  • Ensures optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and processing machinery
  • Order parts for your equipment and make sure that the parts room has the correct parts
  • Knowledge on type of motor, belt, etc. that your equipment needs to run efficiently
  • When removing parts from a piece of equipment, tag them or store them so they can't be lost and can be identified later for possible repair
  • Must be able to climb ladders
  • Adjust process equipment/support system's devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, lasers and straightedges
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance
  • Fabricate and repair parts by using general machine shop, welding equipment, instrumentation and equipment
  • Must be able to read a tape measure and be familiar with fine measurements' including the use calipers, micrometers, and gauges
  • Efficient use of time, parts and assist labor in completing assignments
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • After maintenance is complete on machinery, perform an operational check on the piece of equipment and ensure lockouts have been removed before leaving work areas


  • Three years of maintenance experience within the industrial mechanical field, and/or relevant technical educational training i.e. apprenticeship, Associate's Degree and certifications will be considered.
  • Able to use manuals and measuring instruments to ensure optimum operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance procedures for conveying systems, and process equipment/systems; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation and listening for problem.
  • Able to remove defective parts by disassembling equipment; using hoists, cranes, hand and power tools.
  • Perform General Physical Activities requiring considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Problem Sensitivity with the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50lbs.
  • Need to be able to read/understand drawings i.e. exploded views, orthographic views and assembly drawings.

Company Benefits:

  • $2,000Sign On Bonus!!!
  • Medical, Dental, Visionand Life Insurance - Your well-being is important to us!
  • Education assistance - The more you know, the more you can help shape the company's future.
  • 401K - You are our future and we want to help you plan for yours.
  • Profit Sharing - We believe in contributing to the success of everyone.
  • Vacation and Holiday Pay - We know you will love your job, but a good work life balance is important.

Millsboro, Delaware

Mountaire Farms is the sixth largest chicken producer, serving markets in 46 states in the US and more than 80 countries around the world. With operations in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas, Mountaire Farms continues to adhere to the highest standards of quality control and operational excellence. As a fast growing company with almost 10,000 employees, we are also firmly committed to providing a stable, consistent work environment. At Mountaire, we recognize that consumers are more aware of where their food comes from than ever before. We continually strive to deliver high-quality products to our customers, and we have implemented science-based best practices throughout our vertically integrated process with this goal in mind. From the start of this process on our breeder farms, through the hatchery, growing and production operations – we are committed to the health and welfare of our birds and, ultimately, our consumers.

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