The Maintenance Technician assists production in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical machine related issues. The Maintenance Technician performs skilled maintenance activities such as cutting tool replacements, troubleshooting of machine workholding, mechanical repairs, equipment rebuilds, plumbing, welding and electrical installations. The Maintenance Technician also performs all necessary preventive maintenance on production and building equipment as required.
Troubleshoots the tooling and the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical machine systems to identify, resolve and prevent problems in the processes, machines and tooling
Sets up, maintains and troubleshoots the workholding on machines (i.e. lathe chucks, VMC chucks, broach chucks, induction hardening fixtures)
Maintains and replaces damaged or worn machine tooling (i.e. lathe toolholders & blocks, induction hardening coils)
Troubleshoots & performs minor programming/reteaching of machine automation (i.e. linear servo slide gantry units, articulating arm robots)
Follows up on needs of the production floor with machine down issues and expedites corrective actions through ordering of components or service technicians.
Utilizes information on past work orders to understand how to correct equipment issues.
Occasionally operates manufacturing equipment (i.e. for testing and troubleshooting purposes)
Performs all preventive maintenance on production and building equipment to ensure minimal unplanned production downtime
Provides suggestions to Maintenance Manager on Preventative Maintenance components and if they are being properly maintained.
Maintains maintenance records for inspection, repair and preventive maintenance activities performed throughout the work day
Works with Engineering or directly with equipment suppliers to locate and order necessary non-inventory repair parts
Fabrication of support accessories such as tables, stands, guarding, etc. – sometimes without the aid of a formal print
Uses fork lift equipment to relocate machinery and other subsidiary equipment
Accurately accounts for hours worked by entering hours and items worked on into the daily timesheet within Plex
Performs other associated responsibilities as assigned
Must demonstrate proficiency in analytical reasoning to effectively and systematically troubleshoot process issues
Has sufficient vocabulary; understands and interprets written information; follows written and verbal directions
Must know how to use basic part and machine measurement equipment such as calipers, micrometers, linear height gages, optical comparators, voltmeters and ohm meters
Must possess basic computer skills in such software as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
Familiarity with various machining operations such as turning, milling, drilling, spline forming, induction hardening, grinding, etc.
Works well in a team environment with a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrated ability to work with hands and work in mechanically oriented situations following instructions of a supervisor
Ability to work with little or no supervision, given proper instructions
Trained and experienced with hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and electrical systems on production grade equipment, i.e. pumps, fans, motors, PLCs, servo drives
Experience with Fanuc Robotics, Fanuc processors & controls, Allen-Bradley PLC programming a must.
Ability to design and fabricate various support accessories using metal, aluminum, Lexan or plastic materials
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades involved
Skilled in the care and use of tools and equipment used in the trades involved including hoists and forklifts Ability to understand and use both English and metric units of measurement
Flexibility for occasional travel for training or new equipment evaluations
Flexibility to work any production shift
High School Diploma or GED required.
2 year technical degree or diploma from a vocational school preferred
5+ years maintenance mechanic preferred
Personal inventory of a full complement of maintenance tools & necessary instruments