Maintenance Process Technician

Plastipak Packaging is a global industry leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic rigid containers of the highest quality. Our list of customers include some of the worlds most recognized and respected brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Pepsi, just to name a few. Plastipak is fully invested in our associates providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development. Our commitment to our employees is demonstrated in numerous awards for innovation, environmental sustainability, and corporate citizenship. We pride ourselves on an environment where our associates have the freedom and encouragement to reach beyond the ordinary, with unlimited possibilities.

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Position Description
The Maintenance Technician repairs and maintains production machinery, facility maintenance, and mechanical equipment, such as blow molding equipment, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, leak detectors, grinders extruders, case packers, and ink jet printers.

  • Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and trouble shoots to locate causes of trouble.
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Repairs electrical equipment.
  • Lubricates and cleans parts.
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines.
  • Performs work in a safe manner and is responsible for following all safety policies and procedures, including lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Responsible for adhering to all Good Manufacturing Practices GMP rules.
  • Responsible for maintaining high standards relating to area housekeeping.
  • Responsible for working effectively with Production/Shift Supervisors, Production Technicians, Quality Departments, and other plant personnel.
  • Has the authority to place product on hold and shut machines down.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responsibilities and authorities as documented in the Quality Manual, Operational Procedures, HACCP Manual, Common Work Instructions and Site Work Instructions.


  • Excellent mechanical skills, exhibited by related mechanical experience, or a minimum of a two year university or technical school degree or equivalent, or a combination of education and related experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to perform intermediate math calculations and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.

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