Date Posted: August 3, 2023

Deadline: August 31, 2023

Organization: EA Sween Company

Location: Greenwood

City: Hodges, SC

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time


Required Qualifications:

  • Have good communication skills
  • Be proficient at Microsoft Word, Google Drive and Outlook
  • Ability to manage time and workload efficiently and independently
  • Highly proficient at electrical troubleshooting and building wiring circuits
  • High level understanding of pneumatic/hydraulic and mechanical components and circuits
  • Highly proficient at HVAC repairs and troubleshooting in ammonia and freon based systems
  • Degree in Building Maintenance and/or HVAC or equivalent certifications and licenses, and at least two years industry experience in like role.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Must be highly motivated and willing to work in a fast pace environment
  • Must be able to work well with various levels of employees and diverse cultures
  • Some overtime is expected in the role
  • Ability to lift 50Lbs+ regularly
  • Ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces
  • Ability to safely climb ladder and work at heights over 10 feet
  • Ability to work in various temperature environments for extended periods of time (-10F up to >90F)
Job Description:

We are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family. We are a third-generation family-owned organization that understands the significance of our employees and that we are successful due to our incredibly committed team. We are excited to announce the search for our next team members for our brand-new manufacturing facility in Greenwood County, South Carolina! We are looking for Building Maintenance Technicians to join our growing team! The future is bright at E.A. Sween Company and we invite you to come grow with us!

E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

The Building Maintenance Technician position is responsible for efficiently maintaining all HVAC and refrigeration equipment and infrastructure supporting equipment and components. Technician also supports all ancillary equipment used in the production/sanitation process in RTE.

Essential Competencies:

1.            Safety                                                                                                                                 

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for the various areas of the plant.  Including handling of equipment, tools, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, and organized workspace
  • Demonstrate safe work habits by following all safety rules and general plant rules
  • Wear Personal Protection Equipment: Cut resistant gloves, hard hats while in Production, or safety glasses and specific protective equipment-based task being done
  • Successfully complete the mandatory E.A. Sween Safety quarterly safety training

2.            Technical Scope

  • Display an advanced ability to manage time and perform self-directed work.
  • Ability to work with outside vendors to improve current processes or find future process improvements.
  • Learn location and layout of all facility equipment across the site
    • HVAC infrastructure
    • Refrigeration Infrastructure
    • Utilities Infrastructure (Water, Electric, Gas, Compressed Air)
    • Physical Infrastructure (HQ, Plant, North Star)
  • Maintain and repair building and grounds
    • Basic Plumbing
    • Painting
    • Moving of furniture
    • Occasional yard maintenance
  • Display an advanced understanding and aptitude of mechanical processes and procedures while troubleshooting equipment
    • Ability to use basic hand and power tools
    • Identify mechanical issues and remedy
    • Ability to perform mechanical repairs efficiently and effectively
    • Display high level understanding of pumps and pumping systems.
  • Display an advanced understanding and aptitude of electrical processes and procedures while troubleshooting equipment
    • Using a meter to perform high level troubleshooting to component level.
    • Replace/Program electrical components including VFDs, PLC programming and complex wiring.
    • Advanced electrical abilities including sensor technologies
  • Display an advanced understanding and aptitude of pneumatic processes and procedures while troubleshooting equipment.
    • Ability to read schematics and interpret circuits design and component functions within the circuit
    • Ability to troubleshoot pneumatic components effectively
    • Understand and troubleshoot solenoid panels and related equipment
    • Display advanced ability to troubleshoot and maintain HVAC and refrigeration systems.
    • Ability to interpret system read outs and make adjustments as necessary.
    • Ability to repair/replace components of HVAC and refrigeration systems including ammonia and freon based equipment
  • Display advanced ability to use shop equipment
    • Mill
    • Lathe
    • Drill Press
    • Band saws
    • Welder
    • And hydraulic presses
  • Help to build the PM procedures for all building/HVAC equipment. Complete Work Orders in CMMS for all work performed in a timely fashion.
  • Follow all aspects of the Maintenance Planning Process
    • Use and help validate PM Job Plans
    • Use Asset Essentials to create a Work Order
    • Follow all aspects of the Parts Process
    • Understand Storeroom Layout
    • Parts Checkout process and expectations
    • Using Asset Essentials (parts lookup, part requests etc.)
  • Must maintain good attendance, GMP and Safety records

3.            Continuous Improvement                                                                                                                        

  • Understand general principles and goals of EAS Continuous Improvement/LEAN program
  • Take an active role in new equipment design/install projects
  • Be willing to participate in any company mandated or recommended training to grow skills within given scope of the role

4.            Quality                                                                                                                                                               

  • Have an understanding of SQF Level 3 (Food Safety & Quality)                    
  • Have an understanding of regulatory & customer requirements                
  • Have an understanding of HACCP plans                 
  • Understand your responsibility in protecting the safety and quality of our food through proper GMPs                      
  • Report any questionable product to the QA, Supervisor or QC

5.            Teamwork                                                                                                                                                        

  • Assist in providing a friendly, positive work environment.  Show respect for all other co-workers.  Get along with all co-workers.                       
  • Ability to accept work instructions & complete requests from co-workers                             
  • Provide input and feedback on department updates, status, changes, etc.
  • Provide training for Technicians as needed.                        

6.            Building Maintenance/HVAC Technician: 

  • Demonstrate the mastery of the following standard work processes                        
    • Repair physical structures and equipment using the industry standards and collaborating with other departments as needed
    • Work with other departments to ensure repairs are completed on timely basis
    • Completely & correctly complete all required paperwork for Production and the department
      • Daily PM Walk Through
      • Maintenance board
      • Parts checkout sheet
      • Work Order (enter new and complete assigned)
      • Other documentation as required

    qual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    Four, ten hour days, Monday through Thursday
    Contact Name:
    Jennifer L. Goldman
    Contact Phone Number: 864.910.8610
    Application Process:
    Apply online
    Employer Address:

    5730 Highway 25 North
    Hodges, SC 29653
    United States

    Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.