Maintenance Tech II - Edwardsville IL

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Maintenance Tech II - Edwardsville IL

1 Gateway Commerce Center Dr W, Suite B
Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025
United States

Maintenance Technician II - Edwardsville, IL

The Maintenance Technician - II is responsible for installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment. They will also perform mechanical and electrical work under the general supervision of a Maintenance Technician III. 
In addition, employees in this classification will support and guide employees classified as Maintenance Technician I.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
An employee in this designation must have developed basic skills in both the mechanical and electrical trade and possess approximately two years of experience in either.  The level of tasks assigned will be based on an expected proficiency for persons holding this position.  An employee in this classification will potentially remain at this level for a minimum of 2 years and until he/she can demonstrate competencies in both the electrical and mechanical areas by demonstrating those practical abilities listed on the Competency Checklist – Maintenance Technician III and by completing either the electrical or the mechanical training plan in the TDC. (If assigned to Assembly and was hired in as a Maintenance Technician II – a person in this classification will need to complete the Packaging Courses.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
* Understanding and demonstrating the behavior that the safety of yourself and other coworkers is paramount and is the #1 priority here at WestRock.
* Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown.
* Inspect mechanical and electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
* Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
* Disassemble machinery to remove parts and make repairs, reassemble machinery.
* Repair as needed mechanical or electrical systems to include repairing or replacing malfunctioning
* Repair as needed industrial material handling equipment to include battery operated as well as IC
units up to but not including the most complex.
 * Repair as needed basic electrical breakdowns.
* Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specifications.
* Welding of structural steel assemblies and machine components.
* Fabrication of brackets, guards, devices, assemblies, and general construction.
* Repairs requiring basic Lathe and/or Mill work ability.
* Assist Maintenance Technician – I with completing preventative maintenance (PM) tasks as prescribed.
Install or replace meters, regulators or related measuring control devices.
* Install equipment or attachments as needed on machinery or related structures.
* Understand mechanical drawings with the ability to determine the correct parts needed for repair.
* Understand and use computer software for documenting all daily activity including submitting accurate
parts requests.
* Direct and assist with training employees in the Industrial Technician – I role to install, maintain, or
repair equipment including print reading and electronic documentation.
* Respond to mechanical or basic electrical emergencies during non-standard business hours.
* Responsible for the overall Safety and cleanliness of equipment and area.

* Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.

* Overtime is required.

*Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Qualifications
Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade supplemented by industrial or vocational course work in electrical, industrial or mechanical maintenance programs or a related field. 

Two years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility. An employee in this position should possess the ability to obtain an appropriate, valid journey level certificate as issued by the State of Illinois journeyman certification board.
In-house electrical authorization must be obtained prior to conducting any electrical
assignments.  A person in this position must possess the ability to:
 Apply advanced skills in the use of  hand tools both powered and manual.
Interpret blue prints.
Set up and operate a variety of  machine tools such as drill press, lathe, or welding equipment.
Operate maintenance vehicles including but not limited to; aerial lifts, personnel transport vehicles,
and forklifts.
Independently perform mechanical maintenance, repair, installation and testing functions on all but the
most sophisticated equipment.
Use electronic calibration devices.
Use control or regulating devices to adjust or maintain industrial machinery.
Interpret department policies and procedures to reach full and accurate understanding.
Conduct tests in order to troubleshoot mechanical or electrical equipment.
Align or adjust clearances of mechanical equipment.
Maintain or repair small engines or motors.
Maintain welding equipment.
Operate various tools, instruments and equipment used in the testing and repairs of mechanical equipment.
Perform hydraulic plumbing.
Repair or replace malfunctioning or  worn mechanical equipment.
Assemble and install pipe sections, fittings or plumping fixtures.
Bend tubing or conduit.
Adjust or set mechanical controls or components.
Analyze problems and develop effective solutions.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral or written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

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