Buffalo Rock

Plant Maintenance Mechanic - Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Job Description

Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Posted: Friday, 12/29/2023

Plant Maintenance Mechanic


Organization Name: Buffalo Rock Company

Website: https://www.buffalorock.com/careers/

Job Department: Corporate Plant Maintenance

Reports to: Plant Maintenance Supervisor 

Work Schedule: 12-hour shift 

Job Type: Regular

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Amount of Travel Required: None


Job Description 


Buffalo Rock is an award-winning Pepsi-Cola Bottler founded in Birmingham, AL, more than 100 years ago. The Corporate Plant Maintenance Mechanic position is a key member of the Corporate Maintenance Team that provides support by repairing and maintaining machinery and mechanical equipment.


Essential functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


  •           Regular and timely attendance is an essential function of this position. Position is required to work all hours necessary to ensure operations function is fulfilled, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  •           Repairs and maintains, in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications, machinery and mechanical equipment, such as motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment, using hand tools, power tools, and precision-measuring and testing instruments. 
  •           Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble. 
  •           Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, hand tools, and power tools. 
  •           Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  •           Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments. 
  •           Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools, level, plum bobs, and straightedges. 
  •           Repairs or replaces functional and structural parts in devices, using hand tools. 
  •           Starts devices to test their performance.
  •           Lubricates and cleans parts.
  •           May set up and operate lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  •           May initiate purchase order for parts and machines.
  •           May repair electrical equipment.
  •           Required to weld and burn. 
  •           Requires lifting up to 50 pounds maximum.
  •           Sets up codes/repairs for production lines.
  •           Observe operation of equipment to determine if the problem is with equipment or operator. 
  •           FOOD SAFETY: Required to follow the Good Manufacturing Program GMPs as listed in the Code of Federal Regulations CFR 21 section 110. Required participation in various Food Safety related training that Buffalo Rock utilizes. Required to report potential issues related to Food Safety. 
  •           Carry out other duties as assigned.



·         Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

·         Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

·         Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

·         Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken

·         word.

·         Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

·         Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

·         Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

·         Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.


Supervisory responsibilities:



Work environment:

Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold, all for extended periods. 


Physical demands:

N (Not Applicable)     Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)         Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)             Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)            Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

  Physical Demands                                             Lift/Carry








Manually Manipulate




Reach Outward


Reach Above Shoulder








Squat or Kneel




10 lbs. or less


11-20 lbs.


21-50 lbs.


51-100 lbs.


Over 100 lbs.



12 lbs. or less        C


13-25 lbs.              C


26-40 lbs.              O


41-100 lbs.            O




Other Physical Requirements:


·         Vision (Near, Distance, Depth)

·         Sense of Sound - Hearing is required from 2/3 to a full workday.

·         Sense of Touch

·         Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - eye protection, burning glasses

·         Sense of Balance


Travel required



Required education and experience

·         Education:

- High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Required

·         Experience:

- 3 plus years of experience in Manufacturing Maintenance: Required

- Industrial Electrician Experience: Preferred

- Multi-Craft Industrial Experience: Preferred



Affirmative Action/EEO statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic makeup, status as a protected veteran, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.


Purpose of Job Description

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.


I have reviewed this job description, and I can perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.


Applicant/Employee-Partner______________________________     Date__________________


Interviewer/Supervisor___________________________________     Date__________________

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