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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

J. BERRY NURSERY 

J. Berry Nursery is a family-owned wholesale nursery business focused on bringing innovation to the market, providing a superior value to the consumer via best of class genetics, quality production and stand out packaging. Our New Genetics Division brings products to market that are produced by J Berry Nursery and licensed to other companies, both domestically and internationally. The company is uniquely positioned as a breeder and production nursery which provides numerous advantages when bringing newly developed product to market.  

We ship our products to over 2000 retail outlets covering more than half of the US from our primary production facility in Grand Saline, Texas which is conveniently located 70 miles East of downtown Dallas. We have additional facilities in Tyler and Lindale, Texas, and a network of contract growers in Florida, Alabama, and Texas.  

POSITION OVERVIEW 

Candidate for this job at J. Berry Nursery should have fundamental knowledge of industrial mechanics including changes of bearings, pulleys and sheaves, rigging, pneumatics, alignment and trouble shooting. Each Technician must be able to communicate and function in a self- directed environment. 

This job requires familiarity of confined space entry, industrial safety policies, hot work permitting and hazard assessment. A person in this position need to be flexible and willing to learn. Experience in industrial electrical trouble shooting is preferred. A J. Berry Maintenance Tech will be involved in maintaining many different systems including, but not limited to the following:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. Maintains the daily workflow of the facility. 
  2. Responsible for the timely and accurate entry of work orders.
  3. Manages the departments in regards to existing customers and prospects, selects and trains all representatives, and monitors performance. 
  4. Responsible for all orders that have a “backorder” status for shipment when product is available. 
  5. Electrical Distribution, Plant, Air, and process Water systems.
  6. Electrical wiring layout and power connections.
  7. Troubleshoot and replace lighting.
  8. Mixing and weighing systems including vibratory feeders, diverters, belt conveyors and bucket   elevators.
  9. Melting and combustion systems.
  10. Air handlers and cooling systems.
  11. Repair, take apart and rebuild machinery.
  12. High temperature resistance heating systems.
  13. Transmitters, detectors, analyzers and test equipment.
  14. Conveyor drive systems including bearings, belts, motors and pulleys.
  15. Control systems both relay based and programmable.
  16. Robotics systems.
  17. Cutting, grinding and welding. General knowledge of industrial shop tools.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. 3+ years’ experience 
  2. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  3. Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  4. Must possess strong analytic ability coupled with creative problem solving.  
  5. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Must be able to handle working in an outside environment.

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