Career Opportunities

Maintenance Associate

Hickman, KY - Plant


Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

Other duties may be assigned.


Level 1 Requirements:

  • Safety awareness
  • Lubrication of equipment
  • Basic repair of auxiliary components
  • Understand and use tape measure, micrometer, caliper and other measuring devices in both English and Metric units
  • Operate hand and power tools
  • Operate manlift
  • Obtain a valid forklift license
  • Computer knowledge and Maximo functions as required

Level 2 Requirements:

  • Assist in repairing machinery
  • Minor forklift repair
  • Familiarity of plant production equipment
  • Familiarity of plant systems
  • Torches - setup and operation
  • Arc welder - setup and operation
  • Basic plumbing
  • Butt welder troubleshooting and repair
  • Basic multimeter functions (fuses, conductivity, voltage presence)
  • Basic understanding, operation and repair of rolling cassettes

Level 3 Requirements:

  • Perform preventative maintenance on all machines and equipment
  • Basic mechanical repair
  • Basic welding capability
  • Perform a complete rebuild of rolling cassettes
  • Perform alignment requirements of rolling cassettes
  • Inspect/change brushes on DC motors
  • Lighting/ballast
  • Basic troubleshooting skills (hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, mechanical)

Level 4 Requirements:

  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems - control circuits on all machines (excluding PLCs)
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Thorough knowledge and operating capability of all plant production and systems equipment
  • Knowledge and safe operating capability of shop equipment such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, sander, drill press, hydraulic press, etc.
  • Install single phase and 3-phase electrical motors and capable of wiring correctly
  • Understand and troubleshoot branch feeder circuits and disconnects
  • Remove and install blocks and gearboxes of rolling/drawing machines and use proper rigging techniques
  • Repair and setup of cross wire insertion gearbox
  • Advanced use of multimeter, meger and other testing equipment
  • General knowledge of plumbing, valve types, fitting types and types of pipe such as PVC, steel, copper, etc.
  • Ability to make decisions on problems and repairs and react accordingly
  • Willingness and ability to train other employees in Levels 1-3
  • Willingness to attend training seminars and vocational classes as related to job functions

Level 5 Requirements:

  • Advanced electrical circuits - relays, contactors, motors, starters, DC drives, AC drives and advanced troubleshooting of Servo motor systems
  • Read and understand electrical schematics
  • 24V - 480V circuits
  • Welders
  • Shear
  • Coiler
  • Stacker
  • DeShazo Cranes
  • Air compressors, chiller, dust collector, etc.
  • Drawing/rolling machines
  • PLCs (SAIA and Siemens)
  • Erotherm SSD links
  • Setup, calibrate and install AC-DC drives
  • Install welder transformers in all welders
  • Advanced hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical
  • Troubleshoot relief valves, flow valves, cartridge valves, directional control valves, pumps, cylinders, etc.
  • Proficient in blueprint reading
  • Remove and install all internal parts in a welder
  • Willingness and ability to train others in all previous levels
  • Ability to stick weld in all positions.

Download our PDF for a full job description.

Employee Benefits

  • Health Care Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company-paid Life
  • Company-paid AD&D
  • Company-paid Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings & Retirement Plan
  • Incentive Programs
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement

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