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Country:  United States

Watertown, WI, US

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Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
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Maintenance Technician

First Shift Maintenance Mechanic Position Overview

This position is responsible for various preventative maintenance activities, repairing/maintaining machines, and troubleshooting with the goal of maintaining a safe and clean work environment in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Problem-solving skills and a deep understanding of mechanics, pneumatics, and hydraulics are crucial to this role. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Repair and maintain manual and CNC machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance.
  • Perform emergency repairs
  • Conduct preventive maintenance to mechanical/electrical devices
  • Work with operators to problem-solve and troubleshoot machine malfunctions.
  • Be able to detect and troubleshoot malfunctions through observation (sound or visual)
  • Run diagnostic tests to ensure the system is operable and running safely

Secondary Job Functions

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Keep open communication with 1st Shift Maintenance regarding issues, concerns, and solutions
  • Prioritize and schedule various tasks throughout a shift based on importance.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with operators
  • Operate scissors lift and forklifts
  • Communicate machine updates with various departments and shifts. 


  • Knowledge of common manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication along with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience as a maintenance mechanic or similar role
  • Great understanding of pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanics
  • Familiarity using various power and hand tools, such as crane hoists and grinders
  • Knowledge of computer systems (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Must have your own tools to complete essential job functions
  • Strong knowledge of Machine Electronics and Controls


Other Skills/Abilities

  • Physical requirements may include lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Organized and uses time effectively. 
  • Must be able to interpret structural and machining blueprints, knowledgeable of fabrication drawings and tolerances.
  • Ability to think ahead and plan for future needs.
  • Problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing and carpentry.

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