Maintenance Technician

Des Moines, Iowa

Job ID: JN -062017-5981 Function: Manufacturing
We are currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join the world-class team at our client s premier Midwest facility. Our client is a very successful, growth oriented plastics producer serving a wide variety of end markets including electrical, automotive, building products and key transportation segments. They continue to serve an increasingly global customer base with technically advanced facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a custom thermoplastics and thermoset plastics manufacturer providing an array of automotive and industrial components and more than 70 years in the plastics industry, this company has developed a reputation for operational excellence, employee development, and community leadership.

Maintenance Tech Position Summary:
Perform a variety of maintenance work to maintain structures, electrical systems, heating systems, plumbing, machine repair, hydraulics and pneumatics.

Job Duties and Essential Functions:
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.
  • Maintain a safety first attitude at all times. Maintain safe working habits by following established OSHA and company safety practices and policies (IE: LOTO, GMP, ARC Flash, Proper PPE practices, Housekeeping).
  • Understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic principals.
  • Diagnose and repair machinery related to manufacturing including but not limited to: injection/compression molding machines, stamping presses, auxiliary equipment, robots, and fabrication and assembly machines.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.
  • Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and equipment.
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Ability to install and repair electrical apparatus such as transformers/robots.
  • Work directly with outside vendors to order spare parts and needed supplies.
  • Perform and/or assist with weekly/monthly/annual preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Bend, cut and thread pipe. Seal pipe joints with sealing compound. Install conduit and pull wires.
  • Repair air leaks on equipment.
  • Support all building/facility requirements as directed by supervisor.
  • Perform and/or assist with weekly/monthly/annual EHS inspections.
  • Maintains a neat and organized work area.
  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a High School diploma or general education degree (GED); with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of electrical controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, fabrication, and excellent diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Effectively communicate equipment malfunction and corrective actions to the oncoming shift and department supervisor.
  • Communicate regularly with co-workers in all positions to maintain a high level of customer service and respect plant wide.
  • Participate in teams to drive change in regard to safety, quality, production, continuous improvement, and employee relations.
  • Maintain a respectful and professional demeanor.


Cyndi Varacalle

I am CulverCareers’ VP of Account Development. Originally from Auburn, AL (War Eagle!), I reside in sunny Southern California, however I help connect companies all over the US with the talent needed to fill their most challenging positions.

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