Maintenance Specialist


York, PA



Maintains and improves the company facilities, support systems, laboratory and production equipment, with the primary focus being on safety and equipment reliability.

Essential Functions:

  • Safely and effectively maintains all the company’s equipment and facilities based on a thorough understanding of the manuals, drawings, and operating procedures; collaborates and takes into account input from other associates as needed.
  • Schedules, plans and performs preventive maintenance and calibration duties
  • Troubleshoots equipment and facilities problems as they arise; schedules, plans and performs corrective maintenance duties; responds to immediate needs as required maintaining safety, quality and throughput of equipment
  • Performs facility and equipment installations, modifications and repairs under the direction of engineering; includes welding and flame cutting, parts fabrication using machine tools, plumbing and electrical installation, testing, troubleshooting and documentation.
  • Coordinates work with outside service providers
  • Assists in response to small hazardous waste spill clean-up following established procedures.
  • Adheres to the company policies and procedures in carrying out maintenance assignments achieving excellence in timeliness, quality of work, documentation, inspection and communication skills.
  • Depending on grade level, may also be called on for overall design, planning and implementation of some projects.
  • Depending on grade level, may also be responsible for training and provide technical support to lower level mechanics and/or maintenance apprentices.
  • Depending on grade level, may be responsible for creating and overseeing overall preventative maintenance program for divisional equipment and facilities.
  • Remains in compliance with personal training requirements of position syllabus.
  • Provides input and influences overall organization effectiveness in a positive and proactive manner.
  • Assures alignment of independent actions consistent with overall business strategies and priorities; manages priorities and commitments delivering outputs that tangibly enhance company profitability consistent with overall business strategy and plans.
  • Communicates effectively with peers, Engineers, Supervisors, Product Development Chemists/Scientists and other associates, while maintaining the self-confidence and self-esteem of others; voluntarily assists other associates, and communicates effectively to prevent problems from occurring.
  • Conducts all aspects of position in a professional, respectful manner consistent with company Guiding Principles; embraces 6S LEAN culture; organizes personnel workspace and appearance consistent with corporate and divisional professional image.
  • Responsible for following all relevant regulations (e.g. ISO, FDA, OSHA, EPA, DEP, etc.) and company procedures.
  • Responsible for following MSOP-000012 for chemical waste handling and disposal.

Job Specifications

  • State Certified Journeyman Maintenance Mechanic or equivalent
  • Four years experience as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic with training and experience in facilities maintenance, machinery repair, metal fabrication, welding, flame cutting, parts fabrication with machine tools, preventive maintenance services; repair and installation experience with electrical, industrial plumbing, hydraulic, pneumatic, HVAC, equipment rigging and instrumentation systems
  • Experience in calibration is preferred
  • Experience with chemical processing and converting equipment preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Driver’s license and ability to operate a forklift
  • Mechanical aptitude, math and computer skills (Auto CAD Lite 2002 experience preferred)
  • Strong organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Can accommodate non-routine work schedules, and be able to respond to call-ins
  • Must be capable of providing technical support and training of apprentices
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented with the ability to work with minimal supervision and limited direction
  • Must communicate fluently in English and have legible handwriting
  • Must keep customer information confidential
  • Must be capable of lifting up to 100 + pounds
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