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Valmont Maintenance Technician in Salina, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12944499

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for assisting with all functions of the preventive and repair maintenance, electrical, electronic and mechanical work for the Coatings Division to achieve personal and professional growth. The Maintenance Technician is also responsible for learning basic metal fabrication using welding, cutting and brazing. Incumbent must work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes the ability to complete a respirator fit test per OSHA standards which requires candidate/incumbent to trim or remove facial hair that interferes with the seal of the respirator and adhere to Valmont safety training policies. The Maintenance Technician assists with preventive maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and facilities with a learned level of proficiency. Responsible for learning plant equipment, including pneumatic and mechanical systems, clutches, brakes, power transmission components, combustion engines, and electrical and hydraulic systems. Assist with basic electrical work and fabrication under supervision of an experienced technician. Records labor and materials used on each repair.

Essential Functions:

Assist with testing, inspecting, repairing and re-assembling basic plant equipment, components, and systems including but not limited to overhead bridge cranes, hoists, gear boxes, forklifts, straddle trucks, shag trucks, company vehicles, pneumatic and mechanical systems, power transmission components, combustion engines, boiler systems, and electrical and hydraulic systems

Assist with electrical work

Learn basic metal fabrication

Communicate with other maintenance and production team members via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face

Operate gauging equipment including tape measures, micrometers, and dial calipers

Responsible for maintaining tools and equipment

Must be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes

Must be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection

Complete Lock-Out/Tag-Out training

Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet

Must be able to distinguish colors

Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors

Important Details about the Role

This position reports to the Maintenance Manager

Domestic travel overnight up to 2% annually to assist with maintenance at other plant locations

Become knowledgeable with plant equipment

Learn basic blueprint reading

Learn basic testing and troubleshooting skills

Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards

Complete record logs including labor, repairs made, equipment, and use of materials on the computer

Responsible for working with small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns

Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

Participates in Safety and LEAN initiatives

Communicates problems or needs to departmental supervision

Communicates and interact with coworkers in a professional manner

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

0-1 year of relevant experience

Mechanical aptitude and desire to learn

The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision

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