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Maintenance Technician (2nd and 3rd Shift), N149 at Express Employment Professionals - Virginia Beach

Maintenance Technician (2nd and 3rd Shift), N149

Express Employment Professionals - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA Full-Time
$20.00/ hour
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Norfolk manufacturing company in need of a 2nd and 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician.

TO APPLY:  COMPLETE our Online Application at:  

then call us to verify we received it, 757-961-8368

PAY:  $20.00 hr

SHIFT:  2nd shift and 3rd shift


  • Maintaining and repairing production machinery and equipment.
    • Repairs within the abilities of the maintenance worker will be made on the facility.
  • Maintain and repair plant mechanical systems including electrical, pneumatic, and process water.
  • Perform facility HVAC, plumbing, lighting and general building maintenance.

Essential Duties:

  • Preventive maintenance – performed daily to the plant production and production supporting equipment.
  • Equipment diagnostics – Runtime and downtime diagnostics on all equipment
  • Equipment repairs – Repairs to equipment mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and control systems
  • Installation and Modification – Installation of new equipment and modification of existing equipment will be performed per direction and documentation provided by vendors and engineering staff. Modification to production equipment may only be completed with approval of the Plant Engineer or PTD Manager.
  • Maintenance Shop Equipment Operation – Setup and operation of drill press, band saws, wheel and disk grinders, and various powered hand-tools necessary to perform maintenance functions.
  • Organization –responsible for maintaining replacement part inventories, and expendable parts and supplies stock.
  • Reporting – Must complete maintenance work orders, preventive maintenance documentation, maintenance timesheets, and purchase orders correctly and submit them in a timely manner.
  • Safety – Maintenance personnel must observe safety procedures in the use of tools and operation of plant equipment. It is every employee’s responsibility to report real and potential safety hazards. 

Required Personal skills:

  • Problem Solving –Must be capable of identifying and solving complex problems. Creative solutions to problems are sometimes necessary.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - Must utilize various units of measure and must be able to convert between common units. The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in decimals and fractions is required.
  • Project Management – Projects must be approached in an organized manner and carried out to completion.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Listening and following instruction is necessary to repair and/or modify equipment to vendor or engineering specification. Careful attention to problem descriptions from production associates is necessary to correctly diagnose problems reported.
  • Communications – Written and oral communications skills are necessary to describe technical issues and report effectively on work assignments.
  • Teamwork – Teamwork is essential in overcoming complex problems. Seeking advice from others can facilitate task completion.  Recognizing and aiding team members in need of help is required.
  • Dependability – The job functions of many production associates depend on availability of process equipment. It is essential that maintenance personnel be reliable and complete tasks thoroughly and efficiently.  Above average attendance is expected of maintenance personnel.
  • Initiative – To be successful maintenance personnel must be self-starters, able to recognize opportunities and takes steps necessary to complete tasks.


Education – High School diploma or GED is required.  A trades school or technical degree or participation in an apprentice program in maintenance skills is required.

Experience - A minimum of 5 years practical experience is required along with meeting the above educational requirements.  10 years practical experience as a maintenance technician may replace the beyond high school educational requirement.

Required Competencies:


  • The ability to read and understand electrical diagrams for the purpose of diagnostics.
  • Capable of selecting proper components and creating a basic motor control circuit.
  • Ability to utilize test equipment (multimeter, etc.) for monitoring and diagnosing equipment electrical problems.
  • Understanding of the relationship between Voltage, Current and Resistance (Ohm’s Law)
  • Understanding of PLC Ladder Logic for the purpose of monitoring automated processes and diagnosing electrical problems


  • The ability to fabricate small mechanical components from engineering drawings (orthographic projections).
  • The ability to properly use maintenance tools for cutting, filing, sanding, drilling and tapping; woods, plastics, and metals.
  • The ability to use mechanics tools to disassemble and assemble machine components.
  • The ability to identify materials and basic knowledge of materials commonly used in plant equipment.


  • The ability to read and understand hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams for the purpose of diagnostics.
  • Understanding of fluid power pumps, compressors, valves, and actuators to the level required for maintaining and repairing hydraulic systems.

Computer Skills

  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and the ability to open applications created in EXCEL and ACCESS for data input is required.

Additional competencies that are not required but enhance effectiveness include:

  • PLC Programming – The ability to connect a personal computer to a PLC establish communications, monitor application logic online, and modify application logic under the direction of engineer authorized to make changes.
  • Welding – The ability to stick weld for repairs and modification of steel components.
  • Machining – Although NLPI currently does not own machine tools; the skills and knowledge associated with operating machine tools can be applied when carrying out maintenance duties.
  • Electrical – All process equipment is controlled by electrical systems. Any additional training in the field of electricity will enhance a maintenance technicians’ ability to diagnose and solve equipment problems.
  • Addition Computer Skills – Enhanced computer literacy improves persons understanding of software function and computer control. The ability to create software applications may facilitate job functions.

Recommended skills

Control Systems
Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Production Equipment Controls
Mechanical Systems
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