Maintenance Mechanic

Engineering/Packaging Fort Wayne, Indiana


Role Description  


Job Title:  

Maintenance Technician  

Maintenance Supervisor  




Reports to:  

Areas /teams  

reporting to:  


Main Purpose of the job [statement about why the role is there, what the role is to achieve]:  

Effective and consistent service of factory equipment. To consistently achieve production and cost targets on a short  

term (day to day) and long term (monthly/annual) basis, through effective management and upkeep of the  

processes, kit and systems, so as to ensure that we achieve our production targets, through the manufacture of  

products to the right quality and specification. Covering all aspects of food safety.  

This will be achieved by ensuring that equipment is available for production, reactive maintenance is dealt with at  

speed, and accuracy. Developing a clear knowledge and understanding of the factory, products and machinery.  

Job Description  


Factory Engineers and dept  

This is a hands-on role, providing visibility and accessibility on the factory floor and refraining from sitting  

in the workshop waiting for a call.  

Ensure that the machines are ready for smooth running during production at lowest waste levels.  

Keeping yourself updated of production plans & any changes. It is important to be proactive in finding out  

what is happening around you rather than waiting to be fed.  

Look for issues, and not wait to be told or instructed to complete a task  

Awareness of all machinery problems or any unfinished jobs.  

Ensure break downs are addressed in a speedy response.  

Create a “one person for one job” policy unless the job requires more or for training; never compromise  


Ensure your work areas are operating under discipline, the workplace, workshop and stores are clean,  

organized and tidy by maintaining a clean as you go policy in all areas  

Ensure the machines produce products that meet customer specification, quality and food safety.  

Proactively looking for areas of improvement and to adopt techniques and practices that ensure that  

there is a quality environment in production  

Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully met and that a positive safety culture is maintained  

throughout the factory  

Ensure that you walk the talk and use the looking eyes, attend to the issues as and when they happen.  

Ensure you have significant Shop floor presence to monitor and control production line performance and  

take promptly corrective actions on issues.  

Promote the Froneri culture of treating the business as yours.  


Spare parts are always correctly booked out and accounted for  

Ensure Items for disposal are stripped for usable parts  

Ensure parts to be replaced must be delivered to stores after obtaining new ones.  

Treat store room like your own garage stores at home promoting ownership  


Role Description  

Maintenance Tasks  

Ensure that you only carry out required maintenance & only replace worn/ broken parts, providing  

feedback on frequency.  

Drive the tasks through required work from observations and data, not just theoretical plans  

Maintenance follows production, not the other way around  

Ensure that maintenance tasks adhere to company food safety polices. Ensure that all parts and tools are  

sanitized before use on the production floor.  

Ensure all working practices comply with company rules and procedures in order that you and any other  

persons using the area of work can do so safely.  

Always keep full and up to date records of all equipment with maintained traceability  

Treat all spends as if they are your own  

Encourage dry production areas and report any ghost busting activities.  


Production productivity  

Balance maintenance on preventative vs planned rather than just corrective where it is feasible  

Zero rejections for product food safety and quality issues  

Daily, weekly, monthly production targets are fully met  

Costs are maintained at/or below budgeted levels  

Quality and improvement initiatives being implemented  

An improving trend on the submitted weekly KPI’s  


All Factory processes and equipment.  

Break down interventions, maintenance and improvements  

Production Targets  

Engineering budget  

Health & Safety  

Training and development to improve knowledge of all machinery  

Impeccable hygiene standards always  


Role Description  


Performance Open to change and will always look for better, simpler and more effective ways of  

operating. Operate under controlled speed and pressure  

Hands on approach. Decisions and plans based on seeing and being part of the event, not solely based  

on report reading. Know and understand the process and machinery  

Zero compromise on Quality and excellence. Hygiene, Process, speed and Wastage.  

Entrepreneurial Challenges the status quo and explores new ideas and opportunities  

Continually striving knowledge of the process and product - Understand all tasks, processes and activities  

as an expert in Ice cream.  

Teamwork Commitment and enthusiasm to working together to achieve better outcomes, with a sense  

of customer service towards the factory  

Accountability Personal commitment, Methodical and self-disciplined, Logical thinking  

Consumer focused Support production to deliver products at agreed quality standards