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Production Technician II- Sysco

Company: SYSCO
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

US1354 Buckhead Meat & Seafood Mid-Atlantic

Zip Code:

Minimum Level of Education:
High School or Equivalent

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 Years

Employment Type:
Full Time

Travel Percentage:


The Production Technician II role is essential for supporting the operations team and is responsible for troubleshooting equipment issues and performing preventive maintenance on production equipment throughout the facility with limited supervision. Participate in 5S and Lean manufacturing activities including material handling improvements, production line configuration, and safety procedures.

This role must learn industry leading maintenance practices and methodologies to increase equipment safety, uptime, and performance.


  • Supports company and industry standard safety policies and procedures - OSHA, NEC, NFPA, USDA, FDA, etc.
  • Perform inspections and complete preventive/predictive maintenance tasks on production and process utility equipment to increase quality, safety, and overall equipment reliability.
  • Diagnose and repair production and process utility equipment deficiencies and failures; to include, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment. May include facility repairs as needed.
  • Learn and use continuous improvements tools and methods to improve equipment reliability, may include root cause analysis (RCA), failure mode analysis (FMA) and make recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Work and train with OEM technicians during production equipment rebuilds, line moves, installations, setups, calibrations, and emergency repairs
    • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
    • Responsible for effectively managing assigned planned work, unplanned failures, and work orders in a high-paced, fluid work environment.
    • Responsible for accurately and concisely logging work orders in computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to properly track maintenance and equipment performance metrics; to include labor, equipment uptime, preventive maintenance compliance, MTTR, MTBF, part usage, etc.


      • Required
        • Three (3) plus years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting.
          • Experience troubleshooting mechanical systems, electrical components, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, material handling equipment, etc.
            • Preferred
              • Experience using lockout tagout, job hazard analysis, hot work permits, confined space, etc. 1-3 years of food processing maintenance experience is a preferred.
              • Experience working in a food processing environment and familiar with USDA, FDA, and SQF policies and procedures.

                • High School Diploma or GED

                  Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
                  • Required - Must provide own tools (diagnostic equipment and major tools provided by Sysco) necessary to perform all maintenance repair and diagnostics.
                  • Preferred - Formal training in equipment maintenance repair, installation, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment is highly desired.

                    • Moderate knowledge of OSHA safety regulations.
                    • Moderate knowledge of environmental regulations
                    • Basic computer skills and knowledge
                    • Moderate knowledge and skill in Preventive Maintenance Inspections and repair
                    • Moderate knowledge and skill in diagnosis and repair of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
                    • Moderate knowledge and skill with a multi-meter and infrared thermometer.
                    • Ability to operate a forklift and scissor lift
                    • Ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals
                    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, and processes
                    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
                    • Ability to work both alone and in a team environment
                    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple work orders in a fluid and dynamic environment
                    • Ability concisely report and escalate equipment repair statuses and timeframes
                    • Basic knowledge in PLC, VFD/VSD, and relay logic is preferred.
                    • Moderate knowledge and skill in welding and cutting (gas, electric, MIG, TIG) is preferred.

                      Physical Demands:
                      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
                      • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
                      • The employee is occasionally required to sit and must frequently lift heavy items.
                      • The employee is Repair work requires excellent hand and finger dexterity used for wrenches, hand tools and other shop equipment
                      • Ability to operate various pieces of equipment
                      • Ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, reach
                      • Ability to push/pull
                      • Ability to lift /carry
                      • Ability to grasp tools
                      • Ability to perform Repetitive motion: wrenches and hand tools

                        Working Conditions:

                        The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.
                        • Food processing temperatures of
                        • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, extreme cold and/or humid conditions; and moving mechanical parts and may be required to work in confined spaces. The associate works non-traditional business hours including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call. The associate may occasionally be required to travel to other Operating Companies or the corporate office as business needs dictate (i.e. training, business continuation, etc.). The associate is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and confined spaces. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

                          BENEFITS INFORMATION:
                          For information on Sysco's Benefits, please visit

                          HOW WE PROTECT OUR ASSOCIATES

                          COVID-19 Precaution(s):
                          • Personal protective equipment and masks provided
                          • Temperature screenings
                          • Social distancing guidelines in place
                          • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place


                            Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

                            We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We're looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.

                            AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

                            Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

                            We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

                            This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Associated topics: administrative, administrative secretary, assist, assistant, counsel, mail room, office, office assistant, receptionist, secretary

Keywords: SYSCO, Silver Spring , Production Technician II- Sysco, Professions , Silver Spring, Maryland

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