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Maintenance Technician I - DMI

Company: Dole Foods
Location: Decatur
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Dole Packaged Foods (Atwater Operations) is a large diverse operation with the primary function of processing and packaging fresh to frozen fruit for retail sale. Critical to the execution of Dole Atwater's function of processing and packaging frozen fruit is various processing and packaging equipment. To support business success the site is staffed primarily on two shifts to provide maintenance support to ensure safe and reliable operation.


Ensure that the processing and packaging equipment is properly maintained to maximize reliability, safety, and to minimize or eliminate any adverse effect on processing, packaging, and storage of frozen fruit.


Has knowledge of basic concepts, practices, and procedures within fresh to frozen food processing and packaging. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision and primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.

Must be able to perform or acquire the following skills:

  • Understands the hazards of ammonia and Freon refrigeration systems.
  • Assist operations in change overs.
  • Monitor and record system information as necessary, report any abnormal conditions, and ensure proper communication across shifts.
  • Perform assigned preventative maintenance, repairs, and rebuilds on all associated equipment as assigned by supervisor. Identify damaged or defective equipment and repair in a timely manner.
  • Perform proper Lock-out/Tag-out procedures when working on equipment.
  • Perform basic welding and fabrication assignments from mechanical drawings and sketches.
  • Diagnose, analyze, investigate, and correct basic causes of malfunction of production and plant equipment.
  • Keep work areas clean, neat, and orderly.
  • Other duties that is reasonably associated with the above functions of the job.



  • Furnish and use hand tools normally expected of mechanic technicians.
  • Ability to obtain working understanding of a CMMS system. Document work completed, assign time and parts to proper WO.
  • Good working knowledge of conveyor systems, packaging machinery, pumps, gear reduction boxes, dicers, and other processing machinery.
  • Must work well under pressure and insure safe performance at all times.
  • Must demonstrate a cooperative behavior with co-workers, supervisors, and management.
  • Working knowledge of GMP's within a food manufacturing facility.
  • Fork-lift and Aerial Lift license.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Basic computer navigation or HMI, CMMS, access procedure folder on network, and E-mail proficiency.
  • Demonstrate color proficiency.
  • Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret equipment schematics, drawings, manufacturer's literature, and technical procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and managers.
  • Must be able to attain Tech Level II at the end of their 6th year of being in maintenance department.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be able to work in a temperature range -15F to 110F.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Requires standing, stooping, twisting, lifting, and other physical movements requiring full range of motion.

Employment is contingent upon drug screen, background verification and skills test required for some positions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Keywords: Dole Foods, Kalamazoo , Maintenance Technician I - DMI, Other , Decatur, Michigan

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