Plant Maintenance Technician

Vossloh Fastening System America Corp.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Perform plant preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Repairs machinery and equipment using the appropriate methods, replacement of parts, trouble shooting and diagnosing electrical, electronic, controls, hydraulic/mechanical systems.
  • Perform a preventive maintenance on equipment that will minimize service repairs.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment, parts and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Responding quickly to any emergencies.
  • Adheres to and promotes all safety guidelines and company standards.
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
  • Assist operation in training operators in the operation of new equipment.
  • Provide recommendation of purchasing of new parts and maintenance equipment.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations; uses pressure wash machines, sweeping, cleaning up debris, arranging work areas, gathering tools, returning and restocking tools in their proper storage area; maintaining hand tools, power tools, welders and portable saws.
  • Documents all repairs, preventative maintenance, and inspections.


  • High School education or equivalent
  • Journeyman or Master Electrician preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of PLC programming, Automation control troubleshooting, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electrical (high and low voltage), Electronic control systems, Welding, Cutting, Fabrication and General Mechanics
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical schematics, identify and resolve input and output functions of logic controls
  • Ability to use all tools and required equipment.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to record data for maintenance records.
  • Ability to work with others in all phases of manufacturing.
  • Possesses a high level of initiative and is able to work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Maintains a sense of urgency, individual responsibility, and possesses the ability to effectively work under pressure and with changing priorities.
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively.


  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance according to company guidelines.
  • Must be available and willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear; climb stairs and/or ladders.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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