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1117-Infrastructure Utility Technician in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa Receiving & Bldg 30

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

1117-Infrastructure Utility Technician

Job Description:

Job Title: Infrastructure & Utility Technician
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor
FLSA Status: Hourly
Prepared By: Steve Butke
Prepared Date: 7/2000 (Original Buildings & Grounds Role)
Revision Date: 8/06/2014
SUMMARY: This position supports all Sturm Manufacturing locations (Building 30, Downtown, and OMC) in the following areas: 1) maintain infrastructure of both interior and exterior which includes buildings and grounds; 2) maintain utilities as defined below; 3) support engineering and R&D by relocating and setup of equipment for trials and 1st Production Runs; 4) assist with preventive maintenance asset care when lines or departments are not scheduled or during shutdowns; and 5) coordinate all tasks and assignments for summer help.
Safety & Inspection
 Insure 5S standards are being maintained in all Utility and Maintenance Garage locations.
 Fabricate and install safety guards, covers, and doors. i.e. Lexan, stainless, etc.
 Properly load and install strapping, bracing, and/or padding of equipment onto truck to prevent shifting or damage while in transit.
 Support EHS safety audits and line startup audits by insuring follow-ups are completed in a timely manner that apply to infrastructure and utilities.
 Insure food safety and maintenance hygiene processes and system are being followed to prevent foreign matter and cross contamination.
 Conduct regular inspections of interior and exterior areas of all buildings to seek out potential problems.
 Follow safety policies and procedures, especially permitted programs such as Roof Permit and Hot Work Permit.
 Maintain areas in accordance with BRC & AIB standards and enforce product safety and sanitation regulations.
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Infrastructure (Buildings & Grounds)
 Ability to have basic electrical knowledge such as 110 electrical.
 Ability to change out light fixtures, ballasts, emergency exit signs, emergency lights, outlets, plug ends.
 Operate PIT’s for interior and exterior maintenance: lift truck, scissor lift, boom lift.
 Maintain grounds by performing the following: moving snow, cutting grass, repairing roadways, repairing washed out areas, etc
 Interior and Exterior wall, floor, and ceiling repairs of different materials i.e. steel, drywall, concrete, brick, etc..
 General Building Maintenance: repair roof leaks; painting; plumbing such as sinks and drains; door repair including frames, openers, locks, and screens; bollard installation and removal; caulking;
 Add and remove safety yellow line stripping and STOP’s
 Replace HVAC filters at Downtown and OMC locations.
 Erect fencing and caged areas as needed by Business Units.
 Responsible for overseeing the Universal Waste storage and handling of bulbs, ballasts, and batteries.
 Shovel loose materials such as sand, salt, gravel, metals into containers.
 Basic mechanical knowledge to troubleshoot and fix items in infrastructure, utilities, and asset care areas.
 Office Furniture and Office Cubes: move, relocate, assemble, install.
 Complete daily rounds of air compressors; fill out daily log sheet and noting any items out of range. Follow-up internally or with 3rd party on corrective actions.
 Complete daily blow down of boilers; fill out sheet and noting any leaks or issues. Follow-up internally or with 3rd party on corrective actions.
 Responsible for completing chemical treatment of boilers at Downtown, OMC, and Building 30.
 Follow PM schedule for HVAC filter changes on interior and exterior units at Downtown and OMC, including roof top units.
 Electronically enter test results of applicable utility equipment and submit to 3rd Party’s or OEM’s.
Asset Care
 Relocate and move equipment between locations and set in place for R&D trials and/or 1st Production Runs. Follow proper loading and unloading of equipment by hand and/or with lift trucks.
 Complete basic preventative maintenance on equipment during down days, plant or department shutdowns and startups as assigned and prioritized by Business Need. Includes lubrication and cleaning of parts.
 Perform maintenance work on facility equipment such as lawn mowers, grounds tools, etc.
 Perform shop fabrication that may require metal saw, drilling, welding, etc.
 Support and assist with TPM as needed.
Leadership Responsibilities
 Coordinate the activities of college and/or technical school summer help for interior and exterior of buildings at OMC, Downtown, and Building 30.
 Using CMMS (SAP) determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities for summer help based on priority and skill of team members.
 Evaluate the performance of summer help and provide periodic feedback to Maintenance Supervisor.
 Insure summer help is following human safety and food safety policies and procedures.
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Administrative Duties
 Compete work-order and purchase order paperwork as needed.
 Knowledge and ability to use SAP to include writing work orders, looking up work orders, finding parts and writing requisitions to order parts. Insure SAP is kept current for infrastructure, utilities, and asset care with assignment of labor and/or parts accordingly.
 Setup for company celebrations and functions. i.e. tables, water, ice, tents, etc.
 Collaborate with SAP TPM Planners, Maintenance Leads, and Maintenance Supervisors to ensure customer needs are met.
 Insure shift handoff is completed and/or communicated on the following: open outstanding issues; major issues that occurred; safety or quality events; etc.
Other duties as assigned
EQUIPMENT USED: Forklifts and aerial lift equipment, pallet jacks, hand tools, electrical tools, computers
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Food Manufacturing GMPs, Employee PPE—hearing protection, safety glasses, safety shoes, gloves, Electrical PPE as required by NFPA 70E
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Indoors 70%, Outdoors 30%
LIGHTING: Overhead fluorescent
NOISE LEVEL: Hearing protection required in applicable areas
HAZARDS: Cement floor, product spilled on floor, knives, moving forklifts, chemicals
WORK DAY: Core hours of 1:00pm to 9:00pm - shift overlap required and weekends as needed. Flexible hours based on Business Need.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Work independently and self-directed. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at one time.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly lead up to 3 college or technical school summer help. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing feedback on performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Prefer one to three year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak, coach, give and receive employee/customer feedback effectively with groups or individual employees.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, measures, add, subtract, multiply and divide.
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REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: None at hire—required to obtain forklift and aerial lift, certification within first 6 months. Valid Drivers license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Amount of Time
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
2/3 and more
Talk or hear
Use hands to finger, handle or touch
Use foot/feet to operating machine
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Reach above shoulders
Taste or smell
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Amount of Time
Up to 15%
Over 15% and up to 40%
Over 40% and up to 70%
Over 70%
Up to 1 pound
Over 1 pound up to 5 pounds
Over 5 pounds up to 25 pounds
Over 25 pounds up to 60 pounds
More than 60 pounds
x Close Vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
x Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
x Peripheral Vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and
right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
x Depth Perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial
x Ability to Adjust Focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
Amount of Time
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
2/3 or more
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Shop Tools
PIT’s: Forklift/Aerial Lift/Scissor Lift/Boom Lift
Motor Vehicle
Lawn Mower & Garden Tools
Excel Spreadsheets
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Amount of Time
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
2/3 and more
Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)
Work near moving mechanical parts
Work in high, precarious places
Fumes or airborne particles
Toxic or caustic chemicals
Outdoor weather conditions
Extreme cold (non-weather)
Extreme heat (non-weather)
Risk of electrical shock
Work with explosives
Risk of radiation
Travel on company business
Noise typical for the work environment of this job
x Loud Noise (Examples: normal shop conditions)

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

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


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