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Maintenance Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Marshfield
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, boilers, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems by performing the following duties.

Assure that work assignments are carried out in accordance with all safety programs procedures, standards and policies and are completed safely, accurately and by the deadlines
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and problem-solve Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Computers, Controls, Electrical/Electronics (3 phase, 220, 440), Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Plumbing, HVAC, and general building maintenance to determine necessary repairs
Maintain and monitor the high-pressure boiler for safe and efficient operation of manufacturing process

Chemically treat and check safety valves/controls on the high-pressure boiler
Demonstrate comprehension of boiler operation via testing

Ensures that equipment repairs remain functional and are not a contributor to continued downtime
Understand and comply with company policies and city, state, and federal requirements to safely maintain facility grounds
Fabricate, hang and fit stainless steel pipes to 3 A standards, mig, tig, and purge
Document activities in an organized and accurate manner for effective communication with teammates and other employee owners (Including Work Orders, PM records, Order Requisitions, Inventory Lists, Parts Requisitions, etc.)
Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine
Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts in a timely and professional manner
Complete painting, grouting, grounds maintenance, water treatment, carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting/fabrication, and electrical work by the deadlines indicated
Read schematics and diagrams to accurately troubleshoot electrical, wiring, and building issues, using a diagram/schematic, perform the steps in effective troubleshooting
Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment
Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery
Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment in the facility by visually inspecting, testing machinery and equipment to ensure proper function and promote efficiency to ensure breakdowns due to maintenance issues are controlled
Rebuild and maintain a wide range of equipment, including, but not limited to forklift, motors, pumps, piping, ammonia system & process equipment, and small engines
Perform successful maintenance on various pieces of equipment
Evaluates needed repairs and compare costs with outsourcing needed services to determine most cost-effective method
Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment
Ensure welds are safe, strong, accurate, and compliant with sanitary and USDA codes
Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools
Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts
Other duties may be assigned


Requires sufficient time to accomplish the tasks leading to long days, weekend, and holiday work schedules
Ability to manage change, interruptions, and the unpredictable nature of this business is paramount to being successful in this position
Must be able to effectively follow all written and oral instructions
Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the position
Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow all GMPs as described in company guidelines
Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion
Must be able to successfully perform all the duties assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor
Must exhibit independent initiative to solve problems and correct them
Will possess advanced communication skills and be able to effectively interface with Plant Engineering, Operations Management/Supervisors, and outside equipment vendors, suppliers, and engineers
Will work effectively and quickly under pressure
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
Must be able to work independently to organize tasks and manage the workload
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations


Require the candidate do an extensive amount of walking while on the job
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. regularly, have good agility
Must be able to climb, stoop and bend
Be able to work in unusual positions and confined spaces
The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery and hot conditions
Hours as needed by the company
Must be able to work overnights


Keywords: balchem, Madison , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Marshfield, Wisconsin

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