Maintenance Technician (Laminations)

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Laminations, a division of Great Northern Corporation and leading producer of edge protective packaging is welcoming candidates for full-time Maintenance Technician at our Allentown, PA facility.

In addition to excellent hourly rates the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance; sickness and accident benefits; vacations; holidays; shift differential; profit sharing and, 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for mechanical repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance to all production and facility equipment in addition to installation of said equipment in the plant, warehouse, and office areas by performing the following duties.  Basic electrical and welding experience is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  • Performs predictive and preventative repairs of all equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  • Adheres and actively participates in lock out/tag out practices and procedures. Keeps all documentation up to date of lock out/tag out and works with Safety Director to maintain safe practices.
  • Assists Operations Manager, supervisors and maintenance staff with the operation of the predictive and preventative maintenance program.
  • Inspects and insures that all operating machines and equipment conform to electrical and mechanical operational quality standards.
  • Assists with the implementation of new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of equipment, labor and materials.
  • Confers with plant manager, production manager, supervisors and other appropriate personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommends measures to improve operations and conditions of machines, equipment and processes.
  • All other reasonable duties as required.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must have punctual and regular attendance.
  • Assist in all phases of machine and department operation as needed for breaks, changes, or special projects.
  • Keep up to date with any ongoing machine improvements.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Foster an attitude of lean thinking, sustain improvements and follow lean initiatives.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • High school diploma or equivalency plus 3-5 years of experience in an industrial maintenance related field in a manufacturing environment;
  • Excellent safety record
  • Ability to operate computer and a wide range of hand tools, test instruments, machining equipment and maintenance equipment
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and percentages;
  • Ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions or blueprints, and reading of schematic diagrams;
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Other KSA’s in full job description

WORK RELATIONSHIP AND SCOPE:

Reports directly to Operations Manager.  Works closely with production supervisors, machine operators, outside contractors and parts suppliers.

Maintenance Technician 3rd Shift

Great Northern Corporation, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging and display items is seeking a 3rd shift Maintenance Technician. In this role, you will be responsible for performing semi-routine maintenance tasks for the Plant Operations facility and for Administrative Offices facility. Some on-call support may be needed.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Technician will assist in troubleshooting and repairing electrical problems, troubleshooting and resolving semi-routine and complex plant machinery mechanical malfunctions, repairing problems related to hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and assist in office moves, adds and changes.

General Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot and repair mechanical breakdowns related to plant operations machinery, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and repair minor electrical outages related to plant operations equipment and corporate office electrical needs.
  • Perform basic plumbing repair as required including plugged sewer lines and minor sewer repair.
  • Perform welding repair as required on plant operations machinery and related equipment.
  • Assist in general repair, alteration, small-scale new construction and preventative maintenance work.
  • Shovel snow and operates snow blower equipment as required.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  • Follow safe operating procedures and all safety rules in accordance with Company policy and in accordance with OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and orderly; cleans up after completing maintenance work throughout the plant.
  • Monitor unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and discuss machine operation variations with Supervisors or other Maintenance Workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Dismantle defective machines and equipment.
  • Inspect and measure machine parts to detect wear, misalignment, dimensional requirements or other problems.
  • Remove, repair and replace worn or defective parts, mechanisms and systems.
  • Realign and adjust functional parts, components, devices and control adjustments.
  • Start machines and equipment to test operation following repair.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all machines by cleaning and lubricating shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of the machinery.
  • Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as wiring, and electrical components of machinery and equipment.
  • Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Repair and maintain the facilities (inside and outside of building).
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures and tools.
  • Fabricate and repair counters, benches, partitions, and other fixtures or structures.
  • Initiate purchase orders for parts, equipment and machines.
  • Participate and is certified as a member of the First Responders Committee and the HAZMAT team.

Competencies:

Customer Orientation Ability to operate with the customer’s best interest in mind.

Excellent Phone skills.

Creativity Look for ways to improve relationships with customers and to make servicing the customers more efficient.
Ethics & Integrity Take responsibility for actions and use best judgement when making decisions. Be responsible for your own safety and those of others.
Collaboration Ability to work with other departments and facilities.

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Certificate in maintenance related technical field and/or 2-4 years of related work experience and/or the equivalent combination of both.
  • Ability to use a personal computer.
  • Familiarity with Maintenance Management Software/Systems.
  • Above average aptitude applicable to the methods, practices, tools and materials used in building, mechanical, maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Mechanical and spatial aptitude required.
  • Demonstrated performance and self-motivation to assume greater responsibility and work output to achieve results.
  • Commitment to ethical business standards and personal integrity.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and provide work direction to others.
  • Must be self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and ability to work effectively with internal customers, vendors and contractors
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to move from one task/assignment on short notice, comfortable in a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to understand and carry out basic oral and written instructions made and follows up with feedback where appropriate.

GNC offers an excellent benefits package including Health and Dental Insurance, profit sharing, 401(K), paid holidays, paid time off, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, etc. We are a Tobacco Free campus.

Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

For more than 50 years, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our extensive experience in designing, developing and manufacturing packaging and display solutions guarantees that our customers have access to the resources and expertise necessary to develop packaging that performs.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Perform preventative maintenance procedures and related maintenance duties on a wide variety of equipment and infrastructure. Included are Corrugating machines and Corrugate Converting machines, process support equipment, interior and exterior of buildings and grounds. Conduct preventative maintenance procedures on both electrical and mechanical systems. Poses the ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical failures. Maintain overall condition of company assets following the standards set forth and regulated by the company policy

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING. OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.

  1. Participates in continuous improvement and effectively communicates opportunities to improve efficiencies and effectiveness for this position.
  2. General Industrial maintenance to include, but not limited to lubricating, repairing, rebuilding, trouble shooting, and cleaning production machines. Other duties to consist of infrastructure maintenance and fabrication. This includes welding, cutting, grinding, carpenter work, and operating shop machines (lathes, mill, drill press, grinder, saw, and other small hand tools).
  3. Perform maintenance and repair to the lift trucks; roll grabs and dollies, steam generators, air compressors, and other process support equipment.
  4. Perform electrical, plumbing, hydraulic, HVAC, and concrete work.
  5. Accurately carry out and assist in the development of preventative maintenance procedures.
  6. Create and complete work orders using the CMMS.
  7. Communicate with machine operators.
  8. Utilize the CMMS and other resources to provide maintenance planning.
  9. Support and develop downtime reduction initiatives.
  10. Work overtime as required.

All other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

The Maintenance Mechanic must hold a high school diploma or general education degree (GED); three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. It is a requirement to possess, or obtain, an Associate’s Degree, Millwright or Journeyman card in a related field to remain in the department. Once hired, the Maintenance employee will have six years to obtain an Associate’s Degree, Millwright or Journeyman card if they do not possess one before being hired. Mechanic must demonstrate the ability to read and interpret documents such as mechanical and electrical drawings, maintenance procedures and manuals, company policies and safety rules. Mechanic must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence as well as be able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills using various units of measure is required; this includes whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. The ability to compute rate, velocity, ratio, and percent, perform conversions, interpret and/or develop graphs and technical reports is also required. The mechanic must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Possession of the ability to deal with problems involving several variables in various situations and take appropriate action to resolve these problems is a must.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, vibrations, extreme heat, and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands for manual dexterity; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Candidates need to have an Electro-Mechanical background either through education or experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, display a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.  The starting wage is $26.41 and after 1,000 working hours completed will increase respectively.

GNC offers modern facilities and equipment with a commitment to continuous improvement and upgrading along with a full benefits package and competitive pay.

If you can work with a team to meet our customers’ expectations, be relied upon to work hard and enjoy the challenge of solving day-to-day production problems then we may have an opportunity for you.

Persons hired are required to work a M-F rotating shift assignment of:
3rd shift – 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM
2nd shift – 2:00PM to 10:00 PM
1st shift – 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Overtime is also required which can include 12 hour shifts and weekends.

If your qualifications and interests meet the requirements of this position, please fill out our Online Application

Equal Opportunity Employer

Machine Maintenance Technician

Are you looking to begin a career with an established and stable local company? We have a GREAT opportunity for you!

Privately held, Great Northern Corporation is one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging.  For more than five decades, customers have turned to Great Northern Corporation for integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets. Our vision is to help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of our growing team.

In addition to excellent wages, the company has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!

Due to continued success and growth, we are increasing our staff.  Ideal candidates for this position will possess three (3) to five (5) years of maintenance experience with a strong electrical and mechanical background, but those that are mechanically inclined are also encouraged to apply. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone. Candidate must be open to all shifts. Corrugated experience would be beneficial, but not a requisite.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for electrical and mechanical repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance to all production and facility equipment in addition to installation of said equipment in the plant, warehouse, and office areas by performing the following duties.

  1. Performs electromechanical repairs, preventative maintenance and maintenance of all equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  2. Performs electromechanical maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, water, electric power, gas and air required for smooth, uninterrupted operations.
  3. Maintains the company security, fire alarm and sprinkler systems.
  4. Assists plant engineer/maintenance manager, supervisors and maintenance staff with the operation of the preventative maintenance program which includes the vibration analysis and electric motor testing program.
  5. Inspects and insures that all operating machines and equipment conform to electrical and mechanical operational quality standards.
  6. Assists with the implementation of new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of equipment, labor and materials.
  7. Keeps maintenance area neat, clean and orderly; cleans up after completing maintenance work throughout the plant.
  8. Monitors building and exterior grounds to keep all areas clean and neat.
  9. Regular and reliable attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Individual must possess: high school diploma or equivalency plus two years of other schooling in a maintenance-related field such as Electromechanical Technology, Industrial Electronics, or Apprenticeship training, or 5 years of experience in an electromechanical position; excellent safety record; ability to operate computer and a wide range of hand tools, test instruments, machining equipment and maintenance equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and percentages; ability to follow written, verbal or diagrammatic instructions or blueprints, and reading of schematic diagrams; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; legible handwriting to record information and fill out forms; ability to delegate responsibility when appropriate; ability to: plan, prioritize and organize work effectively; work effectively under pressure and time deadlines; analyze problems (not just symptoms), propose reasonable solutions, make logical decisions, carry out decisions made and follow up with feedback where appropriate.

 

HOURS

Persons hired are required to be available to work M-F, and be available for any shift: 1st shift – 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 2nd shift – 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM, 3rd shift –10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Overtime is also required which can include 12 hour shifts, some Saturdays and occasionally Sundays.

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