Maintenance Technician
Dow Kokam LLC - Midland, MI

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Position Title: Maintenance Technician
Reports To: Maintenance Leader
Classification: Non-exempt
Status: Fulltime

Location: MBP/1

Job Summary:
Maintenance Technician has vast maintenance responsibility and accountability for equipment uptime and reliability (including electronic circuitry, instrumentation, controls, mechanical, electrical, pipe fitting). Under the guidance of the Maintenance Leader the role delivers hands on trouble shooting, repairing, and maintaining equipment and systems to an empowered, work process driven, manufacturing organization. Applicants must feel comfortable in Multi-trade position and expectations.

Primary Responsibilities:
Work with engineers and equipment suppliers during design, start-up, debug, and commissioning for new equipment to optimize product performance (including mechanical, instrumentation, controls, etc.).
Collaborate directly with Operations Technicians to troubleshoot, repair and improve equipment and operations processes.
Set up standard test equipment and circuitry to conduct functional, operational, environmental, and life tests in order to evaluate performance and reliability of designs.
Perform preventive maintenance activities as required. (This will include instrument calibration, lubrication, replacing wear/consumable parts, inspection for wear, replace filters, calibrate and or align equipment, etc.)
Perform predictive analysis / maintenance. (This will include test equipment, vibration analysis, thermal signature analysis, mean time between failure, lubricant analysis, etc.)
Perform corrective and emergency maintenance activities as required.
Lead continuous improvement pertaining to our equipment uptime and reliability. Lead specific projects to drive continuous improvement.
Collaborate with engineering to determine root cause and perform failure analysis.
Maintain needed documentation to support our instrumentation qualification, maintenance, and reliability.
Ensure that all work / maintenance is performed per Dow Kokam’s safety guidelines and per the guidelines of applicable regulatory agencies

Additional Responsibilities may include:
Flexible to come in on a non-scheduled shift to support any major maintenance issue.
Attend engineering and project meetings as needed.

Position Qualifications:
Minimum of 5 years of maintenance manufacturing experience (instrumentation, electronics, controls, mechanical, electrical, pipe fitting)
Learn and successfully operate, troubleshoot, and maintain various semi and highly automated equipment
Must have good technical skills to learn and grow, keeping current with new automation and technology
Demonstrated experience in root cause analysis
Able to work with PLCs (programmable logic controllers, Mitsubishi PLC’s preferable)
Strong computer skills including MS office.
Be able to work non-day shift and schedule that would include afternoons, nights and/or weekends
Two year associate degree in a technical field or equivalent strongly preferred documentation can be substituted with years of experience
Licensed Journeyman a plus (but not required)

Key Competencies:
Takes actions and displays behaviors that demonstrate ownership in the success of the company.
Demonstrates primary focus on meeting both internal and external customer needs when identifying, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Works independently and overcomes obstacles to achieve results
Willingness to participate in teams to reach desired outcomes either as a team leader or team member.
Evaluates existing work processes and initiate practices to promote continuous improvement.
Builds safety, quality and compliance into all actions.
Committed to continuous learning and self-improvement.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. The above statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required. All staff may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities as needed.


About this company
Dow Kokam was established in 2009 to develop and manufacture technologically advanced and economically viable battery solutions for the...