Position: Maintenance Technician
Level: Staff FLSA
Maintains equipment, performs preventative maintenance, and conducts diagnosis and repair of equipment and machinery according to prescribed methods and criteria. Performs activities to ensure accurate records of repairs are documented, conducts inventory of parts and tools. Performs housekeeping at the job site and in the maintenance storage area.
A Maintenance Technician regularly performs duties in the production area, an industrial environment that requires use of personal protective equipment including safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat, steel toed shoes, work gloves, protective sleeves and/or clothing, respiratory protection, and other specialized protective equipment all as directed by the Company’s operating procedures, safety procedures, and other instructions provided by management. The production environment includes equipment operating at very high temperatures, often resulting in temperatures inside the production area that are higher than ambient temperatures. The employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, sharp equipment components and tools, hot work (i.e. electrical work greater than 50 volts), hot surfaces, hot plastic, hot water, wet or slippery floor conditions, airborne dust and particles, and outdoor weather conditions.
The employee will work in high places using fall arrest equipment. Typical current work schedule includes 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week (overtime is required according to production demand). Alternative work schedule which may be adopted in the future includes 12 hours per day, with alternating 36/48 hours per week (overtime is required according to production demand). Rotating shift work required. Work instructions are provided in written form or spoken in English.
Essential Functions and Requirements:
Maintenance tasks include but are not limited to: preventative maintenance tasks, dismantling defective machines and equipment, installing new or repaired parts, cleaning and lubricating machinery parts, and analysis and resolution of equipment maintenance issues. Typical systems include but are not limited to: electrical motor control, logic control, and other electrical systems, material transfer, water transfer, heat transfer systems, hydraulic/pneumatic equipment, and general building infrastructure. Installs, repairs and operates automated machinery and other tools such as grinders, drills and other machines to repair or fabricate parts, fixtures and tools. Reads and interprets electric and mechanical diagrams. Performs tasks and ensures compliance with all safety, environmental, product quality and plant performance criteria; performs and documents maintenance activities according to established procedures and other instructions provided by management; communicates complications or obstacles to management to maintain safe, reliable, and efficient operations; and performs other tasks as directed by management. Regularly uses a multi-meter and electrical current meter to troubleshoot single and three phase voltages that supply motor power wiring and machinery control circuits. Periodically performs tasks using material handling equipment which include but are not limited to: a forklift, pallet jack or similar device to transport material and other items. Periodically assembles, fills and/or disassembles packages.
Regularly performs tasks using automated machinery which include but are not limited to grinders, drills and other machines, to repair or fabricate parts or fixtures. Shift changeover, housekeeping and other general tasks include but are not limited to organization and cleanup of work areas. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions listed above. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands & fingers to handle and feel objects, tools, and controls; reach repetitively with arms & hands; talk; and hear.
The employee is required to walk, sit, climb, balance, kneel, crouch, crawl and stoop. The employee will routinely lift items up to 55 pounds from floor level to above shoulder height and use devices that require a pushing or pulling force up to 120 pounds. The employee will climb ladders and perform tasks at heights greater than 6 feet and stand on concrete floor or platform regularly throughout a 12 hour shift. Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Employee must also have a satisfactory attendance record and be responsible for the safe operation of all equipment and materials.
Maintain awareness of and perform tasks in compliance with all internal policies, procedures and practices, as described in the Employee Handbook, all Safety Manuals, all Quality System Procedures, and other instructions provided by management, as well as applicable OSHA regulations. Identify, troubleshoot and report the following to management: undiagnosed equipment defects or malfunctions; safety issues or incidents. Initiating actions up to and including equipment shutdown, to mitigate a safety, environmental and/or product quality incident. Effective verbal communication with co-workers and management is required. Certain reports and other communication will be required to be in writing.
High School diploma or GED equivalent; produce acceptable scores on the following ACT Work Keys tests: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, Reading for Information and Applied Technology. Preferred candidates should have prior work history in a manufacturing environment performing maintenance tasks and have a strong mechanical and electrical aptitude.
Position is eligible for Chemtrusion’s certification program. With appropriate tenure, training, and available openings, may advance to Sr. Production Operator and/or a suitable management position.
Location/Region: Houston, TX