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Intern- Plant Maintenance Mechanic

at Buffalo Rock

Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 1957

Job Description

Department: COR Plant Maintenance Job Status: Full Time 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Reports To: Director of Maintenance  
Grade/Level:  Amount of Travel Required: None 
Job Type: Regular Positions Supervised: None 
Work Schedule: 
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Flexible work arrangements may be approved as needed for school projects.  

Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi-Cola Bottler founded in Birmingham, AL, more than 100 years ago. Our Plant Maintenance Mechanic Internship Program is designed to create the Buffalo Rock Plant Mechanics of the future. As a Plant Maintenance Mechanic Intern, you will have the opportunity to develop mechanical skills and will learn how to support by repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment while attending school. 

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Repairs and maintains, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, such as motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and precision-measuring and testing instruments.  
Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.  
Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, hand tools, and power tools.  
Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. 
Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.  
Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools, level, plum bobs, and straightedges.  
Repairs or replaces functional and structural parts in devices, using hand tools.  
Starts devices to test their performance. 
Lubricates and cleans parts. 
May set up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts. 
May initiate purchase order for parts and machines. 
May repair electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.  
Required to weld and burn.  
Requires lifting up to 50 pounds maximum. 
Sets up codes/repairs for production lines. 
Observe operation of equipment to determine if problems with equipment or operator.  
Required to complete other activities assigned by supervisor. 
Responsible for continuous self improvement through the knowledge and use of all Buffalo Rock provided training, either web-based, in-house, or any other provided method. Must successfully complete assigned training curriculum, including but not limited to online and/or facilitated training.  
FOOD SAFETY: Required to follow the Good Manufacturing Program GMPs as listed in the Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21 section 110. Required participation in various Food Safety related training that Buffalo Rock utilizes. Required to report potential issues realted to Food Safety. 
Competency Statement(s)
Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. 
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word. 
Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. 
Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 
Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. 
Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. 
High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required
Other Requirements:Full-time enrollment in a qualified 2 year discipline
2.5 GPA or better
Commitment as a Intern for at least one (1) year after graduation.
N (Not Applicable)Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally)Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently)Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly)Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Physical DemandsLift/Carry
Manually ManipulateO
Reach OutwardO
Reach Above ShoulderO
Squat or KneelO
10 lbs or lessO
11-20 lbsO
21-50 lbsF
51-100 lbsN
Over 100 lbsN
Other Physical Requirements
Vision (Near, Distance, Depth)
Sense of Sound - Hearing is required from 2/3 to a full workday.
Sense of Touch
Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - eye protection,burning glasses, safety shoes and vest
Sense of Balance
Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold, working in rain or snow, all for extended periods. 

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The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.