Maintenance Team Member

at Diageo in Plainfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Description :

From pioneers like Arthur Guinness, John Walker and Elizabeth Cumming, to the digital disrupters already shaping our future, at Diageo, we’ve never stopped looking forward. We’re continuing to build on our heritage and, with eCommerce at the heart of everything we do, we’re crafting our legacy for tomorrow. Join us and explore new ways ahead with digital sales channels, consumer insight and data. As you help us to keep shaking up the market with industry-leading solutions, you’ll transform your career too.

About us

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Bulleit, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness. With over 200 brands in 180 countries and a global network of entrepreneurial individuals, we blend a diverse range of experience, knowledge and skills. We connect customers and consumers to our iconic products and build innovative experiences that bring people together to celebrate life.

About the role

At Diageo Plainfield, we seek to operate a Zero Harm environment. We believe everyone goes home safe, every day, everywhere! In this role you will promote and lead a spirit of “Safety First” in all other areas of the operation! The ability to address problems and work in highly effective teams is essential for success. As a self-motivated member of the Diageo Plainfield Team, you will provide support, training and mentor to your fellow team members, and encourage and engage others. You will have the opportunity to also work closely with multi-functional departments (Operations, Processing, Warehouse, Quality, and Logistics) to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all aspects of the facility. A few more things:

+ Perform all job functions safely.

+ Bend and twist inside restricted spaces eg working inside or underneath isolated machines.

+ While performing the duties of the job, employee will be regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.

+ Must regularly lift, push or pull machine parts up to +50 lbs

+ Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevation

+ Occasionally exposed to outside weather in all conditions.

+ Occasionally exposed to chemicals used in the process.

+ Regularly exposed to a noisy environment.

+ Work in and around machinery

+ Must wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety toed shoes, cut resistant gloves, bump cap or hard hat, hair net, and beard net (if applicable).

Physical Aspects :

Lifting – Minimum: 20 lbs constantly – Maximum: 100 lbs* occasionally

Repetitive Motion – Frequently manipulating controls on forklift. Constant entering and exiting forklift

Dexterity - Frequent manipulating controls on forklift. Frequent completion of paperwork

Climbing – Minimal

Standing/Sitting – Constant sitting. Frequent standing. Occasional bending

Walking – Frequent

Pushing – Frequent to close overhead dock and trailer door and to operate cleaning equipment.

Pulling – Constant pulling overhead to get on and off forklift, Frequent pulling overhead to close trailer and dock doors. Frequent pulling to raise dock plates.

Vibration – Constant vibration from forklift operation.

Environment - Indoor, outdoor; subject to the following:

Extreme cold, including icy conditions

+ Extreme heat and humidity

+ Occasional in climate weather

+ Noise

+ Wet, slippery

  • Lifting is performed with assistance of other workers / equipment

About you

You will be responsible for:

+ Install and maintain packaging/bottling and labeling equipment

+ Read variety of electrical prints to troubleshoot electrical systems, electrical photo-eyes, and relays

+ Working with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (i.e. understanding instructions, editing documentation, and/or navigation for A-B PLC-5, A-B SLC-500, Control Logix, Drive Executive, Devicenet/Controlnet/Ethernet)

+ Oversee packaging facility and ensure repairs are done and equipment is ready

+ Troubleshooting mechanical breakdowns (i.e. pinpointing, reading schematics, and repairing problems associated with high speed manufacturing line breakdowns)

+ Working with hydraulic systems (i.e. understanding high-pressure cylinders, pumps, or valves and reading schematics and using for troubleshooting in high-speed manufacturing)

+ Working with pneumatics (i.e. working with solenoids, cylinders, or motor brakes and reading schematics and using for troubleshooting in high speed manufacturing)

+ Working with electrical systems (i.e. working with high voltage, installation, frequency drive experience, motor testing, troubleshooting, or panels in high speed manufacturing)

+ Performing preventative maintenance (i.e. conducting computerized preventative maintenance check-ups or reading SPC charts and data)

+ Line manufacturing support systems (i.e. ozone generation, line/lube delivery, chemical delivery, ingredient delivery)

+ Conveyors (i.e. air cylinders, diverters, sensors, motor/speed control/VFDs)

+ Attend daily Tier 1 shift-based meetings and discuss daily maintenance plan

+ Chip in and/or own tier 2 improve project up to and including RCM project ownership (training provided)

+ Uses machine shop instrumentation and equipment to fabricate repair parts as needed.

+ Write follow up work orders with appropriate information for defective equipment using CMMS system (SAP)

+ Maintains equipment parts and supplies inventories through accurate withdrawal from stock using SAP

+ Occasionally required to operate equipment such as scissor lift, man lift, and forklift

+ Follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP), perform tasks per the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) and follow general housekeeping guidelines and rules for Food Safety Regulations. Keep area updated with 5S.

+ This position requires frequent lifting, climbing, standing, walking, crouching, squatting, bending and kneeling

You will need:

+ Maintenance experience is required.

+ Minimum 3 years of work experience in installing, operating, trouble-shooting, and maintaining equipment within a manufacturing environment.

+ Knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics.

+ Must have PLC and/or a strong electrical background.

+ Experience in a fast-paced packaging facility preferred.

+ Knowledge of power transmission.

+ Must have own hand tools.

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the outstanding contribution each person brings.

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Primary Location:

Plainfield Plant

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With over 200 brands sold in more than 180 countries, we’re the world’s leading premium drinks company. Every day, over 30,000 talented people come together at Diageo to create the magic behind our much-loved brands. From iconic names to innovative newcomers – the brands we’re building are rooted in culture and local communities. Our ambition is to be one of the best performing, most trusted and most respected consumer products companies in the world.

Our founders, such as Arthur Guinness, John Walker, and Charles Tanqu

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Job Posting: JC256529981

Posted On: Mar 11, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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