Maintenance Technician

Turning Point Brands • Louisville, KY 40202

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

The Maintenance Technician must be experienced with the ability to use technical drawings, schematics and manuals to troubleshoot and repair complex process equipment (e.g. packaging machines, scales, conveyors, blowers, compressors, etc.) to maintain equipment in "like new" condition. This is primarily a first shift position. The normal shift is 40 hours per week in the manufacturing environment, though overtime may be necessary. This position may be assigned special projects, as determined by the supervisor.

Essential Functions:

* Install and repair industrial machinery equipment, conveyors, etc.

* Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts, following specifications and blueprints, using precise measuring instruments and hard tools.

* Layout, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.

* Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment.

* Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.

* Install machinery and equipment according to blueprints and other specifications.

Technical Requirements:

* Minimum five (5) years of recent experience working as a maintenance mechanic within a manufacturing environment.

* Must have a strong mechanical background to maintain and make improvements to physical assets by performing preventive maintenance, repairing, rebuilding, overhauling, and dismantling all types of complex manufacturing and support equipment.

* Strong welding and fabrication skills; certified welder preferred. Must have TIG welding experience.

* Machine shop experience using mill, lathe, band saw, etc.

* Ability to operate a forklift.

* Ability to lift 50 pounds frequently, climb ladder, and stand, walk or move around during the entire shift.

* Must pass written and practical competency assessment.

* Qualified candidate will have good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with key co-workers including department managers, line operators, quality assurance personnel and contractors.

* Basic Microsoft Office computer skills.

* Responsible for being knowledgeable of and acting in strict accordance with the requirements of all relevant laws, regulations, and Company policies, including, among other areas, Food and Drug Administration regulations. Responsible for seeking instructions should your familiarity with such laws be deficient as you will be held accountable for your behavior and that of any subordinates. (FDA statement)

* General awareness knowledge of the ISO9001 Quality Management System requirements, company Quality Policy and your contributions to the effectiveness of the QMS.

Physical Requirements:

* Ability to lift 50 lbs.

* Ability to climb a ladder 10-12 feet and perform electrical and mechanical work.

* Ability to perform electrical and mechanical work on a scissor lift at various heights up to 35 feet.

* Ability to climb to the roof through the roof hatch ladder at 35' height.

* Ability to stand, walk, and move around for seven hours during the workday.

Supplementary Information:

* This description is based upon management's assessment of the requirements and functions of the job as of the date this description was prepared. It is a general guideline for managers and colleagues. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.

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