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Maintenance Technician

Allied Reliability Group Aurora Full-Time
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The Technical Resource’s role is to provide on the production floor leadership to build Progressive Maintenance (PM) capability (breakdown elimination) and technical support for delivering the team’s operational targets such as safety, quality and efficiency results.  This role must proactively identify and action risks to safety, food safety, quality and production losses. Technical Resources must also lead and coach root cause problem solving with the other technicians on their team, effectively communicate priorities and escalate issues within their area and across shifts. 

Technical Resources have thorough understanding and mastery of Manufacturing Reliability Fundamentals such as Integrated Work Systems (IWS) and the Factory Operating System (FMOS/Daily Direction Setting DDS).  This role will support the development and execution of Clean, Inspect, Lubricate (CIL), Center Line (CL) and Defect Management for their assigned area.  The Technical Resource is responsible for maintaining standard running conditions of operating equipment in their area plus the repair or replacement of failed components, the ability to troubleshoot unknown equipment issues and recommend adjustments to center line operational output of equipment. 


Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead and support the culture development, 5 Principles and Engagement
  • Coach safety standards, tools and techniques
  • Identify, evaluate and eliminate safety risks using behavior based safety program and near miss reporting
  • Perform mechanical and electrical preventative maintenance on various manufacturing equipment and electrical panels
  • Complete work orders as assigned and proactively look at work orders to complete as time permits
  • Document preventative maintenance and work orders using SAP Plant Maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and repair routine electrical (such as motor starters, switches and sensors using multi-meters and amp probes) and mechanical (hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical drive systems at the component level) problems on all plant equipment
  • Conduct equipment breakdown analysis
  • Register parts and create/update PMs in to improve the maintenance system
  • Participate and sometimes lead Focused Improvement Teams to eliminate losses within functional area  
  • Develop/train technicians to: grow functional/technical skills, learn troubleshooting and repair skills to operate equipment more efficiently, understand Autonomous Maintenance activities
  • Perform technical tasks such as fabrication, welding, machinist skills
  • Drive delivery at or above target of following metrics:  TRS, production reliability, stops reduction, mean time between failure, defects found and fixed, work order/PM completion rate
  • Support spares storeroom process and suggest improvements on how to manage spare parts
  • Uses IWS tools to achieve zero losses, ensure follow up to outages and root cause identification
  • Provide technical support to eliminate line top losses and team’s equipment ownership improvements
  • 90% on production floor working with Technicians to deliver results, assisting in equipment setup and changeover
  • Flow to work as needed to meet the business need

Key Functional Skills & Knowledge

  • Understand and adhere to LOTO, Confined Space, and all other plant safety/GMP requirements
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical drawings/schematics
  • Basic mechanical skills, metal working, plumbing, pneumatics, and steam fitting
  • Basic electrical power and controls, understanding of PLCs
  • Conduct hot work permit work as necessary to include grinding and welding
  • Ability to problem solve in area of operation utilizing IWS tools (Unified Problem Solving)
  • Possesses technical mastery; Advanced technical troubleshooting skills in functional area
  • Subject Matter Expert for Autonomous Maintenance Step 4 component
  • Basic computer skills in AutoCad, Proficy, Excel, Word, Outlook, LEDS, SAP, Red Prairie, and Nexus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-development: Demonstrated to learn & upgrade job related and leadership skills
  • Ability to use part diagram and list to order parts
  • Ability to work with vendor and suppliers

Critical Leadership Capabilities

  • Delivers Consistent Results
  • Creates Collaborative Relationships

Key Supporting Competencies 

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Planning
  • Peer Relationships
  • Drive for Results
  • Action Oriented
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing and Measuring Work


Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous maintenance experience or technical education
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to convey communications clearly and concisely
  • Able to deal with ambiguity effectively
  • Successful completion of a drug and background screen
  • Ability to work rotating shifts under stressful conditions such as heat, cold, heights, and/or confined spaces
  • Have full mobility with the ability to climb ladders and stairs
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous maintenance/TR experience 
  • Technical degree in industrial maintenance or related degree
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a TPM/technical, manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in quality and safety.
  • Functional knowledge and understanding of HACCP concepts

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