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Maintenance Technician

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Work under the direction of Maintenance Technicians and Lead Technicians to complete workload.

  • Respond to breakdown and scheduled work effectively.

  • Work with Maintenance Planner to identify spare parts and quantities needed on hand.

  • Granulator blade changes and dust collector filter changes will constitute a large portion of daily tasks.

  • Respond to all machine failures; assist Maintenance Technicians as needed with troubleshooting, repairing and rebuilding all major equipment during production breakdowns.

  • Under the guidance of Maintenance Technicians, build, service, overhaul, modify and perform preventive maintenance work on all equipment in the production facility.

  • Assist with facility cleaning activities as needed.

  • Provide insight and recommendations for continuous improvement on production, equipment, performance, and product quality.

  • The greatest challenge facing this position is adaptability and flexibility as we build our new facility. A key to success is maintaining agility in meeting the needs of the facility and ultimately, our customers.

  • The effectiveness of this position is measured by downtime, quality of equipment maintenance, and flexibility to satisfy internal customer requirements.

  • 0-3 years’ prior work experience in a manufacturing maintenance environment.

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, hydraulic systems required.

  • Demonstrated safe work habits and extensive knowledge of workplace safety is required.

  • Ability to read basic drawings and perform simple mathematics is required, HS Diploma or equivalent is preferred.

  • Ability to lift, push, pull 10 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis required.

  • Ability to wear a hard hat, steel-toed shoes and other PPE required.

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, squat, climb a ladder, bend, climb and reach on a regular basis is required.

  • Previous experience driving forklifts and utilizing material handling equipment preferred.

  • PC proficiency a plus, especially Windows-based programs such as Microsoft Office Suite.

  •  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, customer service and communication skills.