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Maintenance Mechanic II

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, 19154

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Tastepoint Facilities team at our Decatur Road, Philadelphia facility.   Tastepoint is fueled by passion and enhanced by the technology and insights of IFF.  Our purpose is to be the spark that advances our customers. We’re an agile, energetic product development partner with a fresh perspective. Tastepoint captures the essence of our customers’ ideas, and the imagination of their consumers. Together, we'll create a fresh take on taste. We solve customer challenges and craft consumer delight.

The ideal Maintenance Mechanic candidate must be self-motivated and able to work independently.


About you:

As the Maintenance Mechanic you should have a broad knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems and general facility repairs and possess a minimum of five years’ experience in a manufacturing or laboratory/education environment. Candidate must have strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to react to issues and emergencies. You should also be comfortable inspecting the work of the contractors and directing any improvements in services.  

Job Requirements

You will spend your time…


As the Maintenance Mechanic you will be responsible in performing preventative and scheduled maintenance throughout facility, focusing on those tasks that are best performed when the building is not fully occupied.  You will also be the eyes and ears of the Maintenance Supervisor and the Facility Manager regarding contractor operations to ensure they meet IFF standards and expectations.  You will install, maintain, and repair processing machinery including stills, pressurized reactors, control systems, rolling stock, physical structures, piping, and electrical systems in a manufacturing environment; operate automatically fired boilers and related equipment.  You will adhere to all HACCP requirements including scheduled calibrations and protocols for releasing repaired equipment back to service (FSP-013 & FSP-014); Perform all remaining essential duties and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of all applicable SOP’s; Correctly diagnose machine or equipment failures or malfunctions;  Dismantle defective machine and equipment and install new or repaired parts; Install or repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, electrical and electronic components of machinery, equipment, or the facility. 


Required Skills and Experience: 


Minimum five years’ experience as a Maintenance Mechanic in a manufacturing facility or chemical/food/pharmaceutical plant
Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and handle unexpected situations.
Experience with Maintenance and Repair duties incl the adjustment and alignment of all types of pumps, fluid machinery, valves, pneumatic systems, steam systems, solid material processing and handling equipment, filling and packaging machinery.
Experience with basic welding, shop machinery, and portable power tools.
Trained in confined space entry, hot work, line breaking, LOTO, and lift truck operation
Boiler Operator’s License, OSHA 10 and/or formal emergency response training is a plus
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable; Philadelphia Class “A” or Class “D” Operating Engineer’s license.
Ability to read & comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and work orders;
Ability to communicate effectively with written and verbal correspondence in English. 
Ability to operate or learn to operate a computer and Windows based programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
The employee may be exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, loud noise levels. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies must be followed.
The physical demands described here are representative, but not inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. 
Strict COVID Protocols are in place and adherence is required.



At Tastepoint by IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more… 

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia