Maintenance Technician

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Job Details

Position: Maintenance Technician
Location: Newark, DE
Reports To: Maintenance Manager
Work Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job Functions

Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager and/or Assistant Maintenance Manager, the incumbent performs a combination of machine maintenance, electrical, pipe fitting and carpentry duties with the goal of preventing downtime and completing a project as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Essential Functions

  • Installs equipment, including rigging, setting, and ancillary services
  • Repairs machinery
  • Electrical repairs not requiring skills of an electrician
  • Plumbing and pipe fitting new or existing installations
  • Schedule/Perform preventive maintenance operations
  • Reports machine irregularities so that corrective action can be taken
  • Builds platforms and guards
  • Follows all quality procedures and instructions
  • Observes safety rules and works safely at all times
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager


  • High School Diploma or GED with shop or VoTech background preferred
  • Experience/Training in plumbing, carpentry, and mechanical maintenance
  • Three to five years’ experience in repair of machinery and equipment in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to Pipefit and rebuild dies, gearboxes and extruders
  • Troubleshooting skills in hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical power and controls
  • Operate milling machine and lathe
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, and assembly drawings
  • Possess the ability to work independently
  • Good attendance record, safety record, and safety attitude

Physical Demands:

  • Able to stoop, squat and bend, as well as push, pull, and lift objects and/or equipment of various weight, size and design
  • Keen hearing to listen for mechanical malfunctions
  • Agility of hands, wrists, and arms
  • Able to walk through departments, the plant, and the grounds numerous times daily
  • Able to climb ladders and platforms, including stepping up and down from platforms and catwalks
  • Able to lift 50 pounds from the floor up or above the head
  • Agility to work in tight areas
  • Able to stand for long periods of time

Working Conditions:

  • Combined maintenance shop and warehouse environment
  • Requires exposure to equipment noise and dust

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