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Equipment Maintenance Technician



Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Job Description


The technician’s job is to ensure the smooth running of the production system and to maintain equipment for which they are responsible in a specified condition.

Note: This is a second shift position.


  • Carrying out corrective maintenance.

  • Carrying out preventive maintenance.

  • Carrying out improvement maintenance.

Duty 1: Carrying out corrective maintenance.

  • Carries out work at the request of the team leader and/or the molding/marking adjusters and/or the Maintenance Manager on tools during production.

  • Analyses, repairs, or replaces defective components.

  • Reporting: Analysis (nature of the breakdown, duration of the work, resources required, etc.).

  • Organizes work in compliance with safety rules.

  • Drafts work orders.

  • Enters information in the MP2 (computerized maintenance management system).

  • Makes production reference changes on sensitive equipment.

  • Follows applicable methods and procedures.

  • Advises on and participates in meetings.

Duty 2: Carrying out preventive maintenance.

  • Ensures the follow-up and organization of work in compliance with the set deadlines and taking into account operational constraints.

  • Carries out environmental safety audits (5S) in all technical premises and reports any discrepancies to the Maintenance Manager.

Duty 3: Carrying out improvement maintenance

  • Contributes to the improvement of production tools and maintenance procedures by reporting recurring technical issues and associated solutions.

  • Participates in and seeks out conversations with various business contacts depending on the issues encountered to arrive at an optimal solution.

  • Carries out work by themselves, takes responsibility for organizing work or has work carried out by third parties according to the skills required.


  • Operational availability rate of equipment and automated lines.

  • Improvement actions implemented: volume and quality.

  • Preventive actions implemented on time.

  • Quality of communication with the manager, staff, and external contractors.

SKILLS (knows how to do)

  • Follow and apply processes and procedures.

  • Diagnose equipment failures.

  • Analyze: Assess possible solutions, response time and associated risks.

  • Convey knowledge

ASSOCIATED KNOWLEDGE (is familiar with, understands)

  • High school diploma required

  • 2 years’ higher education in maintenance preferred.

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment.

  • Read drawings, diagrams, and technical instructions.

  • Knowledge of electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, automation, robotics, and vision.

  • Make a written and oral report.

  • Analyze a breakdown, make a diagnosis, then carry out the work.

  • Use job-related IT resources (machine program, MP2)

  • Is familiar with 5S methods.


  • Rigorous and methodical.

  • Good interpersonal skills (listening, talking, communicating)

  • Good teacher

  • Responsive

  • Teamwork

  • Brings ideas to the table

  • Follows instructions


  • Videojet or equivalent ink printing

  • Basic electronics

  • Siemens or Allen Bradley

  • Vision Systems

  • Pick & Place robotics


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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Applicable


2nd - Evening

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


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Job Posting End Date:06/14/2024

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Requisition ID:R295737