Plant Packaging Mechanic at Lamb Weston in Connell, Washington

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Title: Plant Packaging Mechanic

Location: Connell, WA

About Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we've produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Job Description Summary

This position will have the responsibility of performing routine preventative maintenance and emergency work while supporting the operations of the production/packaging, diagnosing equipment problems, executing repairs, replacing, and setting up equipment, using equipment repair manuals, and assisting in the training of operators in equipment operation and basic care. The position will primarily be located in Packaging, Bulkroom, Freezer and ATL of the facility. On occasion the position could be called on to support maintenance task in the plant processing area.

This position may be required to work any shift and/or all days of the week in accordance with operational and the plant needs.

Job Description

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

Other duties may be assigned.

Routine Maintenance Duties

  • Able to perform maintenance work, repair, and adjustment of equipment; change and replace belts, pulleys, sprockets, bearings, chains, motors and general maintenance on other specialty equipment unique to packaging.

  • Able to diagnose and repair problems with valves, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

  • Able to read operating instructions and maintenance manuals to perform repairs.

  • Able to update CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) with status and details of work order results daily.

  • Able to maintain organized workspaces, tools, support 5S, centerlining, and documentation.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

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.

The following list of qualifications is not intended to be complete but should serve to guide candidates interested in considering bidding for the position.

  • Ability to perform simple plumbing tasks.

  • Ability to use hoists and rigging equipment safely.

  • Ability to obtain certification for forklift, knuckle boom and manlift.

  • Knowledge of equipment typical to waste packaging, screening shakers, conveyors, gearboxes, pumps in application to hydraulics, hydraulics and pneumatics for opening, closing, and controlling equipment.

  • Ability to properly use and read a VOA meter and megger.

  • Ability to successfully utilize computer systems and processes that support effective work planning.

  • Attention to detail and pride in workmanship.

  • Ability to stay self-motivated manage workload to meet deadlines.

  • History of working safely including both, those new to the company and current LW employees.

  • Ability to recognize and mitigate risk to achieve safe outcomes.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain tools on Mech II tools list within 7 days in the role.

Cooperation, attendance, dependability, and initiative shall be considered in the overall evaluation of the individual, but no one item shall be used to deny qualification unless the item in question is consistently unsatisfactory.

  • Cooperation is a willingness to assist and cooperate with all departments and all personnel when called upon. It includes always being open to assist anyone who needs help.

  • Dependability is to consistently execute work plans to achieve desirable outcomes.

  • Initiative shall be defined as one who is a self-starter and does not require constant supervision to practice good work habits.


Skills demonstration will assess candidate's ability to read and comprehend equipment repair manuals, and ability to use and get certified in using shop power tools.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to successfully pass electrical/arcflash certification course. The requirements listed 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.


High School diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Mechanical aptitude and experience in industrial maintenance is preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety documents and processes, operating and maintenance instructions or work orders, technical and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondences. Ability to communicate effectively with peers and Team Leaders alike.


Must be proficient in basic mathematical calculations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The team member frequently is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The team member is occasionally required to talk or hear and taste or smell.

The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The team member occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, hazardous or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level around equipment is usually loud. Hearing protection is required and provided by the company.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program

  • Paid Time Off

  • Financial Wellness - Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance

  • Family-Friendly Employee events

  • Employee Assistance Program services - mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Job Requisition ID: Req-220341

Time Type: Full time

In compliance with applicable state and local laws, Lamb Weston has opted to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. This compensation is specific to this position and takes into account a number of variables. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate's work location, job duties, experience and expertise. A reasonable hourly estimate of the range for this role based on the variables previously mentioned is: $27.32

Lamb Weston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law
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