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Maintenance Technician


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for installing, dismantling, assembling, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining machinery and equipment used in the process of manufacturing and converting corrugated board. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring all equipment runs properly and meets operational and specification requirements. Ensures optimal production, quality, and safety functions are met in alignment with our internal customer’s expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Perform diagnostic testing if applicable and troubleshoot repair of equipment and component failures. Start equipment and observe mechanical operation to detect mechanical failure. Disassemble and inspect equipment and components to determine and repair cause of failure. Reassemble equipment after the completion of repair or maintenance work.

Perform parts, machine and equipment repair and installation including bearings, gears, power transmission, springs, belt drives, chain drives, conveyors, electric motors, machine controls, DC motors, solenoids, timers/counters, conductors, motor drive systems, fluid systems, hydraulic components/systems, pneumatic components, press brakes, robotics, circuit boards, switches, circuits, PLC’s, etc. Perform work in accordance with all known manufacturers’ specifications and guidelines.

Transport machine parts, tools, equipment, and other material between work areas and storage, using cranes, hoists, man lifts or dollies.

Install or relocate new and existing equipment.

Contact equipment manufacturer or vendor for technical support assistance. 

Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information. Complete work orders, purchase orders or maintenance daily summary reports. 

Sharpen tools, create fixtures, rework and fabricate parts including tapping, reaming, grinding and machining techniques.

Modify, engineer or fabricate tools and equipment. Using soldering, MIG and stick welding techniques, processes and equipment to repair joints or fabrication of metals.

Collect and discard worn machine parts and other refuse to maintain machinery and work areas.

Maintain parts, hardware and tool inventory. Notify purchasing when inventory requires replenishment. Occasionally may be required to make a parts run. Communicate with supply vendors as required.

Calibrates equipment, electronically and mechanically.

Maintain parts, hardware and tool inventory. Create a purchase order and notify purchasing when inventory requires replenishment. Occasionally may be required to make a parts runs. Contact vendor for part or service orders.

Assist with spill containment and clean up.

Perform required maintenance per established preventative maintenance program.

Support the work order requests of the Safety Committee. May serve on the Safety Committee.

Back up other Maintenance shifts/positions as needed.

Oversee and perform daily housekeeping duties in maintenance shop. Maintain and cleanup work area after repair or install has been completed.

Follow and comply with all health/safety rules and regulations.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Boiler Technician (**Additional licensure requirement – see below).

Monitors temperature, pressure, water level and chemical levels on boiler system.

Collect water samples and perform testing including PH, sulfite, and conductivity levels. Adjust chemical levels as needed.

Manually blow downs once a week or as necessary.

Prime pump as needed.

Utilizing control panel controls tank mixture and sulfide.

Qualifications:  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.


Associate degree in mechanical technology or related field, or; at least 2 years of related experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.


Knowledge of corrugated, converting machines and ancillary equipment used in packaging and display manufacturing operations including their designs, uses, how to repair and maintain.

Knowledge of forces of machines and the physical forces behind machine functions. Understanding the different types of forces, the physical laws that define them, and the ways in which they are measured. This includes the ability to distinguish between contact and non-contact forces, linear and rotary motion, speed and velocity, and scalar and vector quantities.

Knowledge of mechanical power variables of mechanical power including speed, power, torque, horsepower, and mechanical forces. The ability to determine which power components are most suitable for specific operations, evaluate machine efficiency, and determine when machine components should be replaced. Familiarity with power variables and their effects can help to prevent machine downtime and component failure.


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