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Manufacturing Mechanic

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. King of Prussia Full-Time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Mechanic for our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in King of Prussia , PA.  This position will take personal responsibility to prevent accidents and injuries by observing established working rules, follow the directions of supervisors, practice the principles taught in safety training and provide ideas to further strengthen our program. He/She will report to the Production Supervisor, work closely with the Lead Mechanic, perform troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance of production machinery, cartoners, baggers, conveyors, compressors and other mechanical equipment.  He/She will also properly maintain the equipment for the converting line, including the core formation area, and the bagging and casing operation; responsible for improvements and modifications as directed by supervision; work closely with Operators to keep machines producing quality products; and responsible for assisting production in meeting its productivity, safety, and quality goals.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Adheres to all Safe Work Practices (SWP) and organizational policies and procedures. Must abide by all safety requirements and attain safety goals.

  • Wears all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hearing protection, protective eyewear, and safety shoes.

  • Follows all General Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).

  • Establishes and maintains good housekeeping standards in all work areas.

  • Attends all required training.

  • Performs routine product inspections ensuring quality standards are met. 

  • Determines by regular inspection the repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns. 

  • Troubleshoots and repairs issues with systems such as hot melt glue systems, printers, and packaging equipment. 

  • Removes, rebuilds and replaces major modules such as cutting dies, conveyor belts, drive belts, gear boxes, shafts and bearings.  Overhauls machine and participates in preventative maintenance activities.

  • Assists the Operator in loading and splicing in raw materials with the ability to run the machine and relieve the Operator. 

  • Responsible for completing all machine changeovers.  Makes machine adjustments to ensure acceptable product quality.

  • Keeps all mechanical components of machines in clean and good working order.  Repairs and reports all mechanical problems on daily sheets and records in mechanics’ log book.  Reports problems that can’t be solved immediately to the MET. 

  • Checks for spare parts and keeps parts room manager informed in case of shortage.  Reconditions defective parts removed from machinery and puts back in store room.

  • Completes all required audits, work orders entries on PM items, and daily mechanical checklist.

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision, with self-directed work skills.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Maintains cleanliness of machine to include, but not limited to, emptying trash, sweeping area around machine and main aisle, wiping down machine exterior.

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as necessary and must be able to work any shift, and stay on job until properly relieved.

  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision, solving all mechanical problems.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Advanced technical training/education preferred.  Must possess strong electrical and mechanical ability and must currently be working as a line mechanic with 5-8 years of experience.

  • Must have knowledge in operating systems, PLS and HMI related to high speed manufacturing equipment.

  • Must have mid-level computer knowledge.

  • Ability to read detailed and complicated drawings, to work from blueprints and verbal instructions, and read all common measurement devices such as micrometer and Vernier.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and interface with all departments with the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a team environment

  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language and perform basic mathematical skills. Must be able to pass minimum required standard on all competency tests.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Rx, vision and dental insurance with immediate eligibility upon date of hire

  • Generous quarterly incentive and year-end bonus plans

  • 401k with employer match

  • Life and disability insurance plans

  • Competitive wages and shift differential

  • On-site cafeteria

  • Self-advancement opportunities

  • Comprehensive training programs

  • Tuition reimbursement

The company’s philosophy and work environment has been created by an ownership that places a premium on integrity, honesty and teamwork. As important as a candidate’s qualifications, is their ability to work closely with their colleagues and strive in a politics and ego free atmosphere.

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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Over 25 years.  More than 40 countries.  One Mission: Make Things Better

We care.  About customers, partners, employees, and communities.  Everything we do, starts with our values: Integrity, Compassion, and Collaboration.  Because, we’re not just improving products. We’re improving the lives of everyone it will touch.

First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Georgia. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. 


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