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Sr. Technician, Equipment Maintenance (1st)

Plymouth, MN
Sr. Technician, Equipment Maintenance (1st)
Hours: M-F 6am -2pm (OT pay for anything over 40 hours)
Pay Rate: Max rate $33.50 hourly. 2k sign on bonus


The Equipment Maintenance Technician will provide the Manufacturing departments and Manufacturing Engineering departments with support on various production related projects and activities. This role will also develop preventive maintenance job plans for manufacturing equipment, and maintain manufacturing equipment to a high level of quality to produce products according to schedule. Provides guidance and leadership to lower level maintenance technicians. 

  • Provide expertise for manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance. Must have advanced skills to repair automated manufacturing equipment for liquid and powder dispensing machines, cappers, fluid and powder material handling systems, bag forming, labeling, printing, case erection, taping, stacking, robotics, heat sealing and conveyors.
  • Must have advanced skills to repair and maintain material handling equipment for liquid and powder materials. Complete knowledge of pumps, motors, gear boxes/transmissions, compressed air systems and other related equipment.
  • Must have the computer skills to efficiently work within Word, Excel, email systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
  • Must have the skills to read and understand the English language, schematics, electrical and pneumatic diagrams.
  • Maintains & develops records in a CMMS for equipment maintenance and operation to satisfy FDA, ISO, OSAHA, ADA, NFPA and IBC standards. Will use the Mainsaver computerized maintenance management system and other programs to maintain documentation to meet these requirements.
  • Works with outside vendors/contractors for maintenance, repair, replacement and testing of equipment and systems, in collaboration with Maintenance Manager and Manufacturing Engineering staff.
  • Will provide training to other technicians.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Requires two years vocational college in automation and manufacturing equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Advanced PLC programming, robotics and electrical certifications are preferred.
  • 6 years of related work experience required.
  • Must have understanding and working knowledge of automated manufacturing equipment and related systems.
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints, electrical diagrams, mechanical diagrams and schematics.
  • Knowledge and work experience in Lean production methodologies.
  • Works on assignments that are moderate to highly complex in nature, setting workload priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Must have flexibility in ability to occasionally work multiple shifts to provide coverage to meet production department demands.
  • Internal – Daily contact with production maintenance staff and a variety of manufacturing personnel.
  • External – Will have contact with vendors and contractors with a wide variety of responsibilities to include plumbing, electrical, and production equipment manufacturers
  • Ability to be self directed and work independently as well as in a team environment and set work priorities.
  • Must have advanced electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills and a thorough knowledge in the care and use of power equipment. Shall possess a good electrical and mechanical aptitude, with knowledge in the operation of automated manufacturing equipment and electronic control systems.
  • Knowledge of special automated machine designs, process equipment, polymer pumps, and heating systems. Electrical controls including design, panel building, electrical controls, and wiring diagrams.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of test equipment used in troubleshooting production equipment, such as volt ohm meters, clamp on amp probes and other related test equipment.
  • Must be knowledge in machine tools to safely setup and operate equipment.
  • Must be knowledge in materials used in the manufacture of machines used for medical device manufacturing process.
  • Must be familiar with and use and creation of safety practices for equipment lock-out/tag-out and use of personnel protection equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to us a personal computer and be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Will be working with computerized maintenance management system, Mainsaver.
  • Will be working with programmable logic controllers (PLC), variable frequency drives (VFD), AC/DC drives and other electronically controlled equipment.



Must have the ability to perform the physical requirements of the position. Must be able to walk, stand, crawl, stoop, crouch, bend or reach above and below shoulders height frequently. Requires the ability to lift things such as motors and pumps weighing over 50 pounds. This job requires frequent twisting and turning of the body and the use of both hands.

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