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Position Details

Maintenance Tech

  • Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Job purpose

    This position is responsible for Trouble shoots and repairs all production and support equipment involving all multi-craft skills, to repair and eliminate causes for breakdowns.                                                                                          

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Design and implement cost savings ideas, machinery improvements and cycle time improvements                   

    • Insure that all paperwork is completed and turned in daily (work orders, PMs, log books, etc.)                             

    • Report the machine repair completion to the production team leader / shift supervisor                                          

    • Work on projects such as root cause analysis, minimizing recurring problems, and increasing OEE                       

    • Pass all information on the status of operating machinery to the relieving shift                                                            

    • Keep all maintenance supervisors informed of all repair status of production equipment along with communicating any problems to the maintenance team leader                                                                                          

    • Help with maintenance shop parts inventory                                                                                                                              

    • Train all maintenance associates the aspects of trouble shooting and repair of all equipment in the plant        

    • Will be a working associate and a leader of specific shift assigned.  Ensure that there is production floor coverage at all times                                                                                                                                                 

    • New associate training and equipment layout.  Along with the maintenance procedures related to PMs, work orders, log books, crib stock, etc.                                                                                                                                     

    • Ensures protection of the environment with all jobs that may have an impact on it.  Completes all required documentation that maintains our SPCC Plan (Spill, Prevention, Countermeasure and Controls)                          

    • Understands how maintenance activities impact the system                                                                                                

    • Report on problems that have the potential or are causing nonconformance's to the system                                

    • Assist in corrective/preventive actions to problems affecting the system                                                                        

    • Other duties as assigned.                                     



    •     High School diploma or GED

    •     Must have knowledge and proven experience of AB (PLC500, PLC5, PLC5000) ladder logic for trouble shooting

    •     Knowledge of RS Linx

    •     Analog 4-20mA, 120AC, 24VDC control circuits knowledge

    •     Calibration of industrial controls using 4-20mA and 0-10VDC analog control

    •     Knowledge of hydraulics including ability to understand complex hydraulic schematics, proportional valve operation and trouble shooting

    •     Strong knowledge of 3 phase industrial electricity: Advanced electrical meter functions, NEC requirements

    •     CNC machining equipment knowledge (Fanuc controls preferred)

    •     VFD controllers and setup

    •     Welding experience

    •     Rigging and equipment installation experience

    •     Robot experience (Fanuc), Mechanical knowledge, teach pendant operation, experience with vison line tracking

    •     Strong mechanical skills and previous work history in this area is a plus


    Working conditions and environment

    Extensive exposure to foundry/manufacturing environment with exposure to high noise, heat, hazards of moving equipment, and molten metal.  Use of protective equipment to protect eyes, feet, ears, and potential burn areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Normal equipment used

    Hand tools, power tools, mills, lathes, presses, benders, saws, computers and electronic diagnostic equipment.  Also man lift, lift truck, pumps, etc.