Maintenance Technician

Job Location US-MO-St. Joseph
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Maintenance Technician's will perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repair work including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic production and facility systems and equipment. Additional obligations include facility beautification through handyman repairs, grounds maintenance, and property cleanliness and upkeep.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Is able to learn to read and demonstrate competency in interpreting equipment manuals, drawings, schematics, blueprints, and work orders to perform required maintenance.
  • Demonstrates aptitude to diagnose problems and failures and repairs or replaces parts as required. 
  • Demonstrates aptitude to adjust various types of devices and control systems. 
  • Demonstrates progressive understanding in inspection, monitoring and maintenance of ammonia refrigeration systems and wastewater systems in facilities. Understand these systems and component functions and relationships and becomes competent in their troubleshooting and repair.
  • Demonstrates progressive competencies in facility repairs and beatification.
  • Complete daily preventive maintenance and reports as tasks are completed
  • Ensure compliance with state, federal, and local agencies, including OSHA and the EPA
  • Collaborate with the Safety Manager to develop and implement written Process Safety Manual (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RPM) programs
  • Operate and maintain all facility heating and air conditioning systems
  • Trouble shoot electrical problems
  • Follow safety rules and regulations
  • Keep accurate and timely work records and turn in paperwork as required.
  • Other processes may be assigned at management discretion.





QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions as listed below.



  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED is encouraged, Technical or Refrigeration Engineers Technician Association (RETA) certification preferred, HAZMAT certification is preferred, CARO or CIRO certification preferred. Two years previous operating anhydrous ammonia systems OR HVAC/R experience - or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals.  Reading and interpreting of blueprints and wire diagrams.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Must be able to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, and work orders in the English language.  Bilingual, Spanish and English is preferred, but not required.


REASONING ABILITY AND MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply mathematical applications to practical situations.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form. Must be able to solve problems quickly and with good judgment. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form (English Language).  Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be able to acquire Authorization / Certification in the following: Forklift, Pallet jack, Lockout/Tag out, Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, Man-lifts or other equipment as required by the Maintenance Department.  Must be able to pass the Maintenance Assessment. Must be able to pass the pulmonary test for Refrigeration positions.







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