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Maintenance Technician

Date:  Jul 19, 2024
Location: 

Taylorville, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

JOB DESCRIPTION 
Job Title:  Maintenance Technician

Department:  Maintenance                                        

Classification:  Non-exempt/Hourly, starting at $18.80/hr up to $39.82/hr depending on electrical experience, $3/hr shift differential for 2nd or 3rd shift

Reports to:  Maintenance Manager

 

Job Summary

This position requires very strong aptitude in industrial automation equipment and processes. This includes working with CNCs, PLCs, various electronic control systems, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls, gearboxes, drivetrains, and machinery rigging. The responsibilities include performing highly diversified duties such as installing, troubleshooting, and repairing mechanical, electrical, electronic controls, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment including CNC press brakes, lasers, punch presses, extrusion equipment, and other highly automated equipment. Facilities maintenance is another component of this position. Prior knowledge with welding, plumbing and HVAC is desired.


Job Responsibilities

  • Display proficiency at mechanical/electrical/fluid power troubleshooting on production equipment to include roll-formers, lasers, turret punches, brake presses, motion control systems, CNC machinery, mechanical stamping/punching presses, and custom machinery.
  • Experience with plastic extrusion equipment is a plus.
  • Daily duties can include some of the following: Utilizing hand tools, operating manual mills/lathes, measuring instrumentation, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lbs. on an occasional basis, standing for varying periods.
  • Be experienced in mechanical/electrical production line installations and have discipline to meet timelines that are established.
  • Prior facilities maintenance experience is a plus.
  • Exhibit self-motivation and strong communication skills with internal customers and peers.  Must have clear technical reporting ability to peers, shift team leaders, and managers.
  • Be familiar with PM/TPM standards and theory, and have the aptitude to follow PM/TPM established guidelines.
  • May be required to operate several types of equipment, including but not limited to forklifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and skid steers.
  • Follow OSHA safety standards and exhibit an attention to detail on safety protocol.

 

Safety Responsibilities

Employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, policies and procedures.  Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE.
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program.

Essential skills

Education

  • ASS Degree in an Electrical / Technical Field with 5+ years technical or electrical maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing environment, experience with sheet metal manufacturing (i.e. metal-working or roll-forming) a plus or 7+ years in an industrial maintenance role working directly with automation equipment.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive experience/ proficiency in troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems.  Experience with automation controls (PLCs, motor controls, VFD’s) is a plus.
  • Industrial maintenance experience including general mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems.
  • Experience in electrical installation per NEC code and preventative maintenance standards for electrical systems ranging in voltage from 5VDC to 480VAC.
  • Experience in mechanical installation per OSHA safety regulations and preventative maintenance standards for mechanical production systems.
  • Capable of reading, troubleshooting from, and complete installation based off of electrical schematics, ladder logic diagrams, and mechanical prints.
  • Extensive experience with and proficient in installation and troubleshooting photo eyes, limit switches, proximity switches, and other sensing devices is highly desired.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works with and near large machinery and equipment daily. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is exposed to a variety of extreme conditions including temperatures ranging from 40°F to 105°F.

 

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this job.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or craw, and frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must be able to stand for up to twelve hours per day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

The employee must wear personal protective equipment (i.e. eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, sleeves, etc.)

 

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None

 

AAP/EEO Statement

AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

Smart Solutions

Our five grain and protein brands help our customers manage seeds and grains, protect animal health and improve productivity. GSI and Cimbria offer advanced, integrated systems that make storing, conditioning, moving, and managing grain and seed easier and more profitable. Cumberland and AP leverage the latest high-tech solutions to improve poultry and swine production, including state-of-the-art climate control, biosecurity, and feeding systems. And Tecno’s innovative layer housing helps egg producers protect the well-being of their birds and achieve better results.


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