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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Company: CHEP Inc
Location: Kilgore
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Internal/External job posting description

Position Purpose:
As a proactive team member, working varying shifts, the Automation Technician is responsible for performing and managing plant maintenance programs under the direction of the Plant Manager. Maintenance activities must ensure that employee health and safety, product safety, and the protection of the environment are never compromised, and that all maintenance activities enhance product quality, plant performance and business priorities. The Automation Technician I will adhere to all health and safety policies and directives and maintain a clean safe work area. This position partners with internal and external engineering services and local parts vendors to ensure automated equipment operates at the highest level of efficiencies and will advocate improvement projects as assigned.

Shift: 10pm - 6am

Major/Key Accountabilities

Responsible for hands on maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all plant pneumatics, hydraulics, and electric systems including program logic control (PLC) systems controls machine network devices (Ethernet IP Network). The Automation Technician I will diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical failures in all plant manufacturing equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, conveyers, process pallet handling machines, dismantling, painting and stenciling systems.
Responsible for hands on maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all process hand tools, such as pneumatic or electric reciprocating saws and nail guns.
Performs minor unscheduled maintenance and repair on trucking equipment such as forklifts and yard shuttle trucks
The Automation Technician I is responsible for accurate and timely documentation of performance and processes as required by local and regional leadership. The Automation Technician I will schedule, execute and properly document work orders within the corporate Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
The Automation Technician I will accurately complete additional scheduling and repair material documentation and reporting as required. Active participation in machine process and design improvement forums is required. The Automation Technician I will provide coaching on use and repair of industrial production equipment.
Automation Technician I will participate in health and safety programs including council or committee meetings, OSHA and corporate mandated training, certification and recertification.
Basic use of welding/cutting equipment.
And any other duties as assigned.


Mechanically inclined - Knowledge of and demonstrable ability to use common mechanics tools.
Willing to work non-traditional hours including nights, weekends and holidays with on-call availability.
Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
Ability to stand and walk on concrete floors for up to 12 hours and lift 75 pounds.
Ability to read and use mechanical and electrical schematics for troubleshooting.
Ability to use an electrical Multimeter for troubleshooting.
Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot and repair industrial pneumatic and hydraulic system components, such as pumps, valves, cylinders, motors and solenoids.
Understanding of and ability to troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical system components such as motors, variable AC drives, PLCs, and field sensors.
Understanding of industrial air compressors and peripheral components such as, dryers, water separators and automatic bleed off.

This position requires demonstrated experience in maintaining and repairing plant production equipment. Specific areas of expertise include:

3-5 years of experience in industrial machine maintenance.
Knowledge of HMI operation and troubleshooting.
Proven track record of production machine maintenance and repair success.
History of effectively working in a team environment.
Demonstrated success handling multiple high priority projects, in addition to normal responsibilities.

Skills and Knowledge
This position requires knowledge in maintaining and repairing plant production equipment. Specific areas of expertise include:


Control panels and power cabinets.
3 phase 480-volt power systems.
Rockwell Automation Compact Logic (RSLogix 5000).
Ethernet IP networks, EthernetIP on machine devices and VFDs.
Yaskawa, Fanuc or Kuka robot experience

Mechanical Knowledge

Chain Drive Live Roller Conveyor systems
Chain Conveyors
Belt Conveyors
Hydraulics pumps and circuits
Air compressors
Pneumatic circuits valves


Ability to use and navigate MS office and internet applications.
Knowledge of OSHA and Control of Hazardous Energy procedures and regulations.
Some welding experience
NEC 70E electrical Safety.
Ability to use Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Languages Required; English; Desired: Spanish

Keywords: CHEP Inc, Longview , Industrial Maintenance Technician, Professions , Kilgore, Texas

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