Our Core Purpose is: To create enjoyment and make people happy!
Our values are simple; Treat others as you want to be treated, Do your best, and Have fun! These values translate directly to a culture of people who are driven to provide an exceptional confectionery experience. Coupled with our high-quality products, in-store craftsmanship, and genuinely friendly team members, we create an atmosphere that our customers want to visit again and again. From sight to taste, touch, smell, and sound, a visit to Kilwins provides an authentic sensory and taste experience like none other.
Our company was founded in 1947, yet still strives to deliver a world-class experience for today’s customers. Kilwins is growing, adding stores in new markets, expanding our production capability, and building the expertise needed to support our 140+ locations. We are actively recruiting candidates for retail store management, production and support staff, maintenance, custodial, and seasonal retail positions. We encourage you to consider joining a proven company as we continue to grow
Job Title: Senior Maintenance Technician
Company/Location: Kilwin’s Quality Confections, Inc., Petoskey, MI
Department: Facilities & Maintenance
Shift: AM, First Shift
Reports to: Facilities Manager
FLSA Status: Hourly/ Non-Exempt
Maintain and repair machines, mechanical equipment, and the facilities buildings and grounds. Duties may involve repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs; welding; machining; carpentry, painting, and preventive maintenance.
1. Personally represents Kilwins Core Values, Core Purpose, Core Operating Standards, and Brand Promise.
2. Provide integrity, honesty and knowledge that promotes the culture, values, and mission of Kilwins.
3. Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
4. Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
5. Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
6. Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
7. Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
8. Minimize production downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
9. Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
10. Maintain continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
11. Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
12. Inspects buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair.
13. Perform electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power, and specialty tools.
14. Perform minor plumbing maintenance (e.g., replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, trenching, and laying new lines, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.).
15. Performs minor painting, carpentry, and masonry work (e.g., preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks, and handles, etc.).
16. Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts’ modular offices and space (e.g., furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies, and hand trucks.
17. Perform minor painting, carpentry, and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks, and handles, etc.).
18. Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, parking lots, and other work areas.
19. Receive shipments as needed.
20. Fixes and repairs safety-related issues as found or directed.
21. Maintain facility grounds mowing, weeding, and trimming.
1. It is the responsibility of all KQC employees to perform their duties in a healthy and safe manner and to act responsibly regarding our environment. Comply with all applicable federal, state, local, customer, and corporate requirements and regulations including MIOSHA, EGLE, and FDA.
2. Support general plant safety, food safety, food defense initiatives and good manufacturing practices with an understanding that these are absolutes and are priorities.
3. Actively prevent pollution and reduce waste and support the attainment of the established goals. Maintain an understanding of how their specific job can affect the environment or the health and safety of themselves or others.
4. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
5. Maintain required documents.
6. Comply with all policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. General understanding of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, hydraulics and pneumatics.
2. Must have electrical control experience (PLC) and know how to use a multimeter. Must be able to read electrical prints and troubleshoot equipment using these prints.
3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
4. Must be customer service oriented.
5. Ability to meet or exceed the company’s attendance and punctuality standards.
6. Ability to evaluate objectively, fairly, and consistently.
7. Ability to use common tools.
8. Ability to understand and follow directions as given.
9. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
10. Knowledgeable in basic computer software including Microsoft Office and CAD programs.