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  • Victorville, CA

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Lead Maintenance Technician

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. • Victorville, CA

Posted 7 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 4 year(s)
Degree - High School
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Installation - Maint - Repair, Skilled Labor - Trades


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Job Description

Work under the direction of the Technical/Quality Manager and Maintenance Coordinator. This position will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Maintenance Coordinator with coordination and oversight of the various maintenance, repair and troubleshooting activities. This includes allocation of resources, scheduling and performing or assisting in the performance of preventive maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting on manufacturing, packaging and/or facilities equipment. This position assists in the direction of the technical activities of other maintenance technicians on shift.


  1. Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture. Support and adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures at all times. Ensure all Line Mechanics and Electricians are doing the same.
  2. Maintain a positive morale environment; assist Coordinator in addressing issues within the team.
  3. Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.
  4. Plan assignments and direct Line Mechanics and Electricians as needed to ensure all scheduled PMs and repairs are being completed effectively. Provide assistance where needed.
  5. May fill in for Maintenance Coordinator as needed.
  6. May assist Maintenance Coordinator in creating work schedules.
  7. Provide on the job training for Line Mechanics and Electricians.
  8. Works individually or with other Line Mechanics and Electricians in performing repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment.
  9. Performs mechanical and electrical equipment repairs as well as maintenance in accordance with schematics, diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturer's specifications or verbal instructions while using hand tools, power tools, precision-measuring and testing instruments. Machinery and equipment may include engines, motors, pumps, pneumatics, conveyor systems, production machines and equipment.
  10. Recommends measures to the Coordinator or Manager to improve maintenance methods, equipment performance and product quality.
  11. Install, monitor, test, repair, and replace electrical circuits, motors, lighting fixtures, circuit breakers and transformers using appropriate tools and testing instruments.
  12. Operate, repair and maintain high voltage switchgear, controls, motor control centers and PLC’s.
  13. Troubleshoot and repair primary and secondary distribution system malfunctions such as ground fault tracing and cable replacement.
  14. Troubleshooting and repair of facility, utility and production systems/machines.
  15. Diagnose malfunctioning equipment using testing instruments and hand tools to locate the cause of the breakdown and correct the problem.
  16. Dismantle electrical machinery and replace defective electrical/electromechanical parts.
  17. Electrical/Mechanical installation of new equipment and machines.
  18. Repair, replace and install conduit and/or wiring.
  19. Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components.
  20. Install and test grounding leads.
  21. Test and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  22. Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring.
  23. Creation of basic panel layout drawings and panel construction.
  24. Interpret blueprints.
  25. Inspect electrical systems to ensure compliance with codes.
  26. Perform routine electrical inspections on plant equipment (i.e.-emergency lighting, motors switchgear, etc.)
  27. Order supplies
  28. Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  29. Ensures proper operation of included but not limited to; boilers, compressors, air handling units.
  30. Assists in maintaining the spare parts inventory.
  31. May provide direction to external contractors/vendors performing building maintenance such as minor and routine plumbing, electrical wiring, etc.
  32. Completes service, repair and other records as required.
  33. May occasionally operate forklift, scissor/boom lift or pallet jack to assist in loading and moving materials and performing maintenance or production related tasks.
  34. Operate production machinery as needed and to ensure proper function of equipment.
  35. Performs other related duties as required.


  1. High School diploma or equivalent. Associate degree preferred and/or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  2.  Minimum 4 years of experience with installing, maintaining and servicing PLC's, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and process control systems.
  3. Minimum 4 years of experience in Manufacturing of consumer packaged goods, food processing /beverage/candy industry or similar.
  4. Previous Lead or similar experience preferred.
  5. Ability to work effectively as a leader and maintain respect and positive team relations
  6. Strong critical thinking and decision making skills.
  7. Solid knowledge of basic office computer skills such as MSOffice and Adobe Acrobat.
  8. Forklift and Scissor Lift experience preferred.
  9. Demonstrated success on the job can overrule other minimum requirements.
  10. Knowledge in PLCs, VFDs, servos, motors and actuators.
  11. Knowledge in pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, and process control systems.
  12. Ability to read, create and interpret schematics, diagrams, sketches, etc.
  13. Ability to read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  14. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  15. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  16. Ability to work nights and weekends as required.
  17. Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  18. Ability to receive, track and distribute materials, supplies and equipment.
  19. Ability to detect problems, repair and report information to appropriate personnel.
  20. Ability to write coherent, concise and comprehensive work instructions, reports and manuals.
  21. Ability to enter data into Preventive Maintenance program.
  22. Ability to connect laptops to PLCs and/or process controllers and troubleshoot problems.
  23. Must be able to use a variety of tools and preferably possession of the knowledge and ability to use machine shop equipment.

Drug Free Workplace:
All applicants who have received an offer of employment, as a condition of employment, are subject to our pre-employment drug testing process. The pre-employment testing procedure consists of dual testing methods: hair sample testing and a 10 panel urine sample test. Positive results will result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment immediately and the applicant will no longer be considered for employment. PLEASE NOTE: Medical Marijuana is not accepted as an exemption even where medical marijuana use is legal under state law, regulation or ordinance: testing positive for the presence of Marijuana or its metabolites will be considered a positive result and will result in withdrawal of the offer. 
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is an EOE  M/F/Disability/Veterans
Job ID: 2017-10088
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