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Maintenance Technician

Anchor Brake Shoe Company provides high quality, innovative and competitively priced brake shoe products that are engineered to Outperform (E2O) to freight and transit railroad industries worldwide. These industries count on Anchor for reliable, high quality products and outstanding customer service that combine to make Anchor the very best option for all of your brake shoe needs.

Anchor Brake Shoe combines high quality materials and a proprietary manufacturing process to produce brake shoe products that are durable, reliable and provide outstanding braking performance. Our friction formulations are engineered to reduce incidences of broken steel backs, friction delamination, and metal pickup within the friction material. Mitigating these causes of premature brake shoe removals helps to ensure Anchor brake shoes are providing the greatest value to our customers.

Position is responsible for repairing and installing production/manufacturing equipment. Inspects equipment for proper functioning and performs preventative maintenance duties per manufacturer s specifications. Diagnose equipment malfunctions and make repairs or adjustments as needed. Perform typical maintenance tasks to support operations and plant functions. This position requires frequent lifting, climbing, and standing, crouching, bending and kneeling.

Essential Functions:

  • The general maintenance mechanic is responsible for troubleshooting and resolving equipment malfunctions which include electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, motors, variable frequency drives and various pumps and valves.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on production equipment. Reference machine operation and maintenance manuals to perform scheduled and unscheduled periodic maintenance.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems, or assists team members in solving maintenance problems.
  • Repair all production equipment as needed and fabricate repair parts by using shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Maintains equipment, parts and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory levels, placing and expediting orders and verifying receipt.
  • Work with outside contractors working on assigned tasks.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. In addition, follows safety rules and regulations.
  • Contribute to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce downtime and improve efficiencies.
  • Provide adequate training for employees on proper equipment usage.
  • Provide for adequate facility maintenance repairs including utilities.
  • Responsible for requesting adequate material and supplies for the maintenance function.
  • Work independently under limited supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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