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Cretex Maintenance Technician in Humboldt, Iowa

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.5 billion in 2019. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 5000 people and operates more than 85 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Maintenance Technician will be responsible completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements; troubleshooting repairs and problem diagnosis of forklift/machine/equipment; stormwater and spill, providing feedback for long-term machine use and efficiency, making adjustments, conducting inspections, maintaining records and supporting all aspects of the company's safety program.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports all aspects of the company's safety program and creates awareness by demonstrating commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others. Investigates safety incidents and retrains staff and needed.
  • Troubleshooting/repair of equipment and fixtures used in the precast concrete industry.
  • Design and fabrication of tools, jigs, fixtures to improve the safety and efficiency of the operation.
  • Lead the installation and removal of production equipment.
  • Assist in the training of new employees for the appropriate equipment operation.
  • Support production operations during periods of vacations or absenteeism.
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion; completing winterization procedures.
  • Corrects forklift, machines and equipment deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, electrical, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
  • Verifies forklift, machines and equipment performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
  • Maintains forklift/machine/equipment appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
  • Maintains records by annotating services and repairs.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; schedule mechanical downtime/unscheduled mechanical downtime appropriately; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
  • Enhances maintenance team and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Regular, timely attendance to meet organizational needs in an efficient and effective.
  • Performs special projects or assignments as directed.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Business/technical degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five plus years' experience in a manufacturing plant.
  • Working knowledge of large machine operation, construction of infrastructure.
  • Technical expertise in welding, hydraulics, pneumatics, machining and electronics.
  • Must be able to work hours beyond the normal workday as required by the business cycle, customer volume of business, and specific sales efforts underway. It has a moderate demand for tight deadlines.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise verbal instructions along with the ability to listen and ask questions to understand points made by others.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and ability to present oneself and communicate in a professional, positive, and courteous manner at all times with all levels of employees.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise verbal instructions along with the ability to listen and ask questions to understand points made by others.
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and database systems.
  • Ability to read and apply information from plans, blueprints, work instructions and equipment manuals.
  • Diagnostic problem solving techniques.
  • Detail orientation.
  • Ability to apply effective time management and self-management skills.
  • Mathematical skills and mechanical abilities to diagnose and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated pattern of positive attitude, strong work ethic, and dedication.
  • Must have a valid drivers' license and ability to travel 5% percent of the time to possble other locations.

Our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in the future of our employees to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. We offer an excellent compensation package that includes: competitive pay, vacation, ten paid holidays, 401k plan with company match and contribution, medical, health reimbursement account (HRA), flex plan, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and life insurance.

Please submit a resume or complete an application at the plant: Forterra - 2563 Gotch Park Road

Humboldt, IA 50548 - phone (515) 227-6375 for more details.

Forterra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V - Forterra is a Drug Free Workplace.

Full Benefits

Job Start/End Date: 12-Jan-2021 to 13-Mar-2021 (EST)

Department: Forterra Pipe & Precast-Humboldt IA

Location: Humboldt, IA, USA

Employment Type: Full Time