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Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Dallas, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Our Pet Segment is searching for a Maintenance Technician in our Dallas, TX location. The Maintenance Technician contributes to quality, reliability and production schedule by maintaining and repairing the manufacturing equipment.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA) is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Answers and responds to calls for assistance from production lines and fellow maintenance technicians.

  • Complete preventive maintenance requirements to ensure reliability of production machinery such as motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines.Employee must be able to utilize diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications to troubleshoot malfunctions.

  • Proficiently utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System to track and perform assigned tasks.Further the utilization of the CMMS by adding, clarifying and updating PMs and system information.

  • Calls upon engineering or OEM resources to solve equipment breakdown or malfunction issues.

  • Works well with limited supervision and seeks out work when not actively engaged in assigned tasks.

  • Locates root causes of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation, listening for problems and using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Safely disassembles, repairs or replaces defective machine components, and ensures that repairs are complete, and the machinery is functioning properly.Determines changes in dimensional requirements of equipment components by inspecting parts, using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.

  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments with appropriate tools.

  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.

  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Provides mechanical maintenance and machine operation information by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, establishing personal networks.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Contributes to team efforts by problem solving and completing tasks on large, fast tracked or difficult opportunities.

  • Employee must possess a positive work ethic and a desire to contribute to our overall success by being an active and collaborative contributor.

Ideal Candidate Attributes

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Technical School or Apprentice Program preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing setting as a Maintenance Technician

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Lifting 30 pounds occasionally.

  • Required to engage in activities that are consistent with a maintenance position, including using hand tools, power tools and other devices that require care to avoid injury to self and others.

  • Capable of performing troubleshooting on a wide range of equipment including extruders, packaging machines, injection molders, blenders, etc.

  • Be able to develop a plan of action to repair or replace defective components once the troubleshooting has identified the likely cause of a breakdown or malfunction.

  • Equipment Maintenance, Technical Understanding, Technical Zeal, Deals with Uncertainty, Basic Safety, Power Tools, Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Supervision, Job Knowledge, Productivity

  • familiar with common troubleshooting tools

  • Experience with specialized skills such as welding, industrial wiring, soldering, machining and rigging are a plus.

Working Conditions

  • Production floor

  • May be required to operate on or around heavy equipment such as forklifts, scissor lift or large moving machinery

  • Must be able to be respirator trained for Half and Full-Face respirators

  • Confined space entry will be required on an infrequent basis.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All successful applicants should expect to undergo a screening for prohibited levels of drugs prior to beginning employment.

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