Maintenance Tech

at Ensign-Bickford Aerospace and Defense in Aurora, Missouri, United States

Job Description

Join Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. (EBI) and you’ll be part of a team that leads science, innovation, and technology on different industry fronts. Working here will provide you with an exciting and motivating career full of development and growth opportunities throughout our businesses. We are a global company that prides itself on having passionate, diverse and dedicated employees who work together to achieve uncommon results.

This opportunity is located within our AFB International business, the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. We develop and produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. to learn more. Job Description


This position will be responsible for conducting both routine and breakdown maintenance in the Aurora plant. These duties will include troubleshooting of plant systems and repair and rebuild of plant components. Individual should function well with members of the AFB team. Individual should also be available to work all shifts and be available for overtime as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Essential duties and responsibilities included, but are not limited to the following. Ancillary duties may be assigned.

+ System troubleshooting both mechanical and electrical.

+ Adherence to all safety policies.

+ Preventive maintenance of equipment.

+ Demonstrated working knowledge of rotating equipment and fabrication.

+ Demonstrated ability for pipefitting and fabrication.

+ Demonstrated knowledge of welding.

+ Good interpersonal skills.

+ Desire for continuous learning and improvement.

+ Working knowledge of electrical circuits.

+ Working knowledge of electrical safety codes.

+ Familiar with computer and microprocessors.

Responsible to clean and sanitize any work area and equipment where maintenance has been performed, or in accordance with supervisory instructions, including any Critical Control Points, in accordance with the plant food safety requirements.

Studies and signs off on HACCP training in accordance with the plant food safety requirements. Cleans and Maintains work area in accordance with the Master Cleaning Schedule.

Other duties may be required at the supervisor or management request.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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 Equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

+ Demonstrates attention to detail;

+ Maintains confidentiality;

+ Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;

+ Follows policies and procedures;

+ Uses time efficiently;

+ Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

Core Company Skill Sets

Communication – Anticipates information that is needed and meets the need with highly credible and insightful material; delivery is clear and concise. Expresses ideas enthusiastically and is an active listener. Successful candidate is an individual who is a visionary, adjusts communication style to stimulate feedback and prepares/delivers high impact presentations.

Job Expertise – Extremely well qualified; able to apply knowledge to champion individual projects to successful completion. Recognized by the industry and highly respected by peers as an expert in the field; often sought after for mentoring role inside the company or as an outside speaker. Well-rounded in other business areas, the successful candidate is an individual who is very current in field of expertise, leading developments and transferring skills and knowledge.

Planning and Execution – Always establishes SMART goals, anticipates the unforeseen and develops viable contingency plans; conducts outstanding meetings that result in powerful decisions and actions; tenaciously follows through on commitments. The Role Model leaves no stone unturned in achieving goals and often over delivers against expectations; demonstrates a consistently high level of commitment and energy that inspires and motivates the rest of the organization.

Customer Focus and Competitive Advantage – Understands customer needs exceptionally well, identifying/implementing solutions that meet or exceed those needs; engaged with customer visits and research. Conducts regular competitive activity updates; anticipates competitive moves in the market, making recommendations on appropriate responses. Leads the development of proprietary products, processes, and technology, yielding sustainable new advantages relative to competition. The successful candidate is an individual who champions new ideas, drives execution, and works with other departments to impact change; creates a flexible environment for continuous improvement to achieve long-term success for the whole company.

Teamwork – Extremely reliable individual that always works toward team goals, actively participates in meetings and projects, volunteers for tasks, has information ready, often prior to the request. Willing to take a lead role in moving the project forward or to serve as a support member as required to meet the needs of the group and organization. Listens and communicates exceptionally well, effectively plans and follows up. Helps the team reach decisions and takes responsibility for own actions. The successful candidate constantly drives the organization towards the best results, supporting and stimulating colleagues, leading the team by example without placing themselves above the team.

Job Specific Skill Sets

Adaptability – The Role Model responds positively to change. They adapt readily to different ways of doing things and maintain effectiveness when confronted with new work situations or the uncertainty and ambiguity that comes with change. They handle situations without overreacting or becoming emotional. They are open to new ideas, assignments and approaches. They adapt appropriately to competing demands and shifting priorities. They constructively deal with mistakes and setbacks. The role model provides people with feedback and advice to increase other’s adaptability.

Attention to detail and accurate – The successful candidate identifies inconsistencies and/or errors in complex situations quickly; they ensure a high level of accuracy through thorough review and revision of material relating to projects, decisions and actions. They comply with the intent of policies, procedures and agreements. They ensure no detail is neglected to keep a project on target, reach a goal or meet a need. They coach employees at every level to be detail oriented and accurate.

Organizing – The successful candidate forecasts tasks, processes, resources and time needed to accomplish their objectives. They anticipate problems and revise plans to meet changing circumstances. They plan and coordinate work with others; they clearly communicate to the organization; they are proactive and constantly monitor progress. They hold people accountable for commitments. The role model coaches other people in the organization how to schedule time, prioritize etc.

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.

The temperature in the plant varies seasona

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Job Posting: JC191046149

Posted On: Aug 28, 2021

Updated On: May 19, 2022