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Mechanic A 3rd Shift - Grand Prairie, TX

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: US, 75051

Company: GRUMA

Brief Summary

Perform day-to-day maintenance support to plant and production activities, and is defined as a Journeyman; who in the course of performing his job assignment acts in the capacity of a working Lead man; participates in work of subordinates classified as Maintenance Mechanics “B” & “C” categories that compose the team.

Job Responsibilities

 Installs, operates, maintains, checks and troubleshoots 3 phase and single phase electrical equipment, also all types of A/C and D/C electrical equipment

Installs, operates, maintains, checks, and troubleshoots all types of mechanical equipment as directed

 Install, troubleshoot, and repair solid state and electronic equipment.

Changes shifts and days off as necessary when directed.

Troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers(PLCs)  and install programs and troubleshoots Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Use safe working practices and reports all hazardous conditions at all times.

Inspects machines, takes any required test, and completes “all” reports and paper work as required for company record.                               

Machines parts using lathe and mill when necessary due to breakdown, or as directed by supervision.

Reads wiring diagrams and makes proper installation of semi-complex electrical circuit Perform PM and repair work in accordance with A. I. B. and G. M. P. principals.

Diagnoses and employs proper procedure of troubleshooting to determine when parts need replacement and when repairs are necessary.

Dismantles, repairs, and re-assembles gearboxes, fans, conveyors, blowers, compressors, pumps, valves, drivers and all allied mechanical equipment when directed or when directly related to electrical trouble shooting.

Dismantles, repairs, and re-assembles electric motors, relays, timers, and all allied electrical equipment.

Oven combustion setup and safety devices troubleshooting and repairs

Installs and repairs electrical conduit, cables, piping, tubing (including all necessary connections), controls, and grounding as directed.

Performs necessary repairs as directed to  dust and fume collectors

Operates mobile lift truck and hoisting equipment when required to perform maintenance work. Must have forklift operator’s license approved

Performs hydraulic and pneumatic repair functions and performs necessary lubrication of production machines as directed

Perform simple rigging when necessary for equipment moving and relocation.

Helps maintain spare parts inventory for plant as directed by checking out parts from parts room, using parts ordering procedure, and restocking inventory.

Helps maintain shop area and parts room clean and orderly.

Assist in the training of new personnel

Maintains a positive and constructive work environment within the department as well with other departments and promotes teamwork

Must adhere to and obey all plant safety rules and regulations and wear all personal protective equipment as directed.

Participates in monthly departmental meetings

Follow (LO/TO) all Safety procedures and Company Safety Policy

Must work various shifts and hours including holidays and weekends

Comply with all Food Safety and Quality Programs

Other duties

Education & Experience

High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent required. 6 years of industrial maintenance/electrical experience required. Food/beverage processing or packaging environment preferred. Certified in Allen Bradley PLC programming or equivalent preferred


Functional Knowledge in electricity, welding, PLC, mechanical, etc.

Ability to disassemble, repair and reassemble gear boxer, fans, conveyors, blowers, compressors, pumps, valves, furnaces, drives and all allied mechanical equipment when directed related to electrical  troubleshooting

Possess functional knowledge of lubricants for all types of machines and knowledge of dust and fume collectors

Ability to install, programs and troubleshoots Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Ability to install and repair electrical conduit cables, piping and tubing, including all necessary connections, controls and grounding as directed

Possess functional working knowledge of industrial machinery, hydraulic systems, pneumatic system,  air systems, and be able to read semi-complex diagrams and troubleshoot working systems

Possess a Functional working knowledge of the following equipment:

MIG/TIG welding equipment

Arc welding equipment

Gas  and plasma cutting equipment

Power tools such as drill presses, cut off saws, lathes, mills and portable table tools

Electrical test equipment such as voltmeter, megger, ammeter, diode, SCR tester, ohm meter, amp meter, etc.

Must be able to read and understand the basic and semi-complex electrical and mechanical blueprints, and use simple shop math and possess knowledge of federal, state, local electrical codes

Ability to read and make proper installations of complex electrical circuits from wiring diagrams as instructed

Functional knowledge of oven combustion setup and safety devices troubleshooting and repairs

Ability to install, operate, maintain, check and troubleshoot all types of AC and DC electrical and mechanical equipment

Ability to troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers(PLCs)

Ability to lift up 50 pounds.

Communication Skills, computer and good math skills

Bilingual (Spanish / English) preferred

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Electrical, Engineering