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Reports to: Maintenance Manager


SUMMARY: Responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing and adjusting all manufacturing equipment in the plant consisting of electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical.


Hours: Monday-Friday, Weekends and Holidays as needed


Job Duties


  • General Industrial maintenance to include, but not limited to lubricating, repairing, rebuilding, trouble shooting, and cleaning production machines. Other duties to consist of infrastructure maintenance and fabrication. This includes welding, cutting, grinding, carpenter work, and operating shop machines drill press, grinders, saws, and other hand tools.

  • Preform maintenance and repair lift trucks, air compressors, and other process support equipment.

  • Perform electrical, plumbing, hydraulic, HVAC, and outside y ard work.

  • Accurately carry out and assist in the development of preventative maintenance procedures.

  • Utilize the CMMS and other resources to provide maintenance planning.

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines following diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications to troubleshoot malfunctions.

  • Work with production personnel to troubleshoot mechanical or electrical issues.

  • Work in conjunction with outside contractors and/or vendors as well as OEM’s to troubleshoot and make repairs to plant equipment.

  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Wire and install AC/DC motors, drives, and motion control equipment.

  • Electrical trouble shooting using the proper tools and PPE.

  • Controls downtime by performing routine preventive maintenance techniques.

  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communication actions including phone or other.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications

Education: Associates Degree and completion of a craft apprentice, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

Experience: 2+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and industrial skills as well as PLC, HMI and frequency drive experience.

Licenses or Certifications: Controls, Automation, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanical preferred


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to encourage the building of mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members.

  • Ability to plan and coordinate projects within confines of production, defined budgets, and deadlines.

  • Effective time management and organizational skills.

  • Work independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints.

  • Ability to perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment.

  • Display empathy, understanding, and patience with employees and external customers.

  • Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries.

  • Broad technical views and understanding of manufacturing process design including statistical methods that will enhance or improve the speed, quality and cost effectiveness of production process.

  • Ability to set priorities and to work with minimal direction and supervision.

Schedule Expectations.

  • Flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary

  • May be required to work at other Appleton Lumber Company locations

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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