• Maintenance Technician

    Job Location US-KS-Kansas City
    # of Openings
    Direct Hire
  • Overview

    The mechanic performs the role of maintaining and optimizing plant assets in order to provide the capacity to meet the needs of manufacturing by performing the role of mechanical troubleshooting specialist in reacting to equipment failures as well as recognizing problems/failures before they occur. The mechanic actively works with equipment operators to minimize the impact of failures.  They will utilize the skills and tools of the maintenance specialist, stationary engineer, machinist, maintenance support, etc. They perform the role of mechanical analyst in reviewing equipment failure history and predictive maintenance information to optimize equipment performance. They perform sandblasting and other maintenance support duties as outlined as common skills.  They perform the role of training specialist for Apprentices, Maintenance Partners, and other fellow Mechanics.  This includes, but is not limited to, development and execution of training plans, maintaining training records, and determination of certification status to those team members assigned to him/her.  Performs the roles of data manager interacting with computerized plant systems ensuring that data input is accurate and up to date for assigned equipment.  This includes, but is not limited to, utilizing the computerized maintenance systems to procure parts and input/receive relevant information on equipment, budgets, work methods, tasks lists, etc.  Performs the role of production operations team member for the purpose of performing preventative maintenance, debugging, troubleshooting, and testing equipment.  


    • Participates in the safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the plant.
    • Adheres to rules and regulations, both internal and external, relative to environmental stewardship as well as responding to environmental emergencies in a safe and timely manner.
    • Installs, fabricates, repairs and maintains any equipment and machinery in both production equipment and in plant infrastructure.
    • Maintain includes tasks like performing pm’s for example which may include tasks like lubrication,  checking for vibration, temperature, alignment, etc.  
    • Utilizes diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, manufacturer’s specifications, engineering drawings, verbal field instructions, or other related document needed to perform assigned tasks.
    • Performs any carpentry and plumbing tasks.  Works with power and hand tools common to the trades.
    • Installs and makes repairs on locks door closers and related hardware.
    • Insulates pipes, ducts, furnaces, tanks, ovens, walls, ceiling and installations.
    • Erects and works from rigging, scaffolding and ladders.  Note:  scaffolding erection is only done by certified professionals (usually a contractor).
    • Maintains, diagnoses malfunctions and repairs auto equipment and other related internal combustion powered machines.
    • Performs any type of electric arc and acetylene welding and cutting. Assignments using generally accepted welding and cutting procedures (including, but not limited to, soldering, brazing, inert gas welding, etc.).
    • Leads, assists, trains and performs the duties of the Mechanic apprentices under the direction and authority of the Maintenance Leader or Shift Leader.
    • Inspects wells.  Takes well water samples as necessary.
    • Assembles or rebuilds equipment or equipments parts.
    • Performs the duties of the Sheet Metal Worker classification as assigned. This may include repairs on ductwork as well as fabrication of guards.
    • Operates machine shop equipment as assigned after qualification.



    The employee should hold the following abilities:


    • Must be able to read, write, and speak English
    • Must be able to understand verbal and written instructions
    • Must have the ability to multi-task
    • Must work well in team environment
    • Must have to ability to do basic mathematical calculations
    • Must be able to secure and maintain fork lift drivers license as well as lift operators license (scissors lifts and other misc. lifts).





    The employee must be able to:


    • Operate a computer
    • To learn the SAP system for parts requests as well as work requests, time logging, activity reports, and other misc. items for doing PMs.






    The employee should have the following:


    • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is required
    • Possess valid forklift driver certification
    • 4 or more years related experience and/or training in an industrial environment
    • Must be a US citizen or have the right to work in the US
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must be drug and alcohol free




    This position requires:


    • Exposure to temperature extremes
    • Exposure to heights, as well as working in confined spaces such as pits, tanks, manholes.
    • Exposure to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable
    • Prolonged sitting or standing for 8 hour shifts (and/or rotating shifts)
    • Bending or twisting
    • Handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls
    • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 50 pounds
    • Regular attendance on site and the ability to work varying or rotating shifts
    • Wearing respirator protection
    • Participates in the Safety and good housekeeping programs as established within the Plant






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