Manufacturing Equipment Mechanic

Location: Salem, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Our client is a contract manufacturing company committed to quality of products and services and exceeding client’s expectations.  Our client has transformed from a traditional apparel manufacturing company into a contract manufacturer of industrial and military textile products such as military shelter systems, heavy-duty gear bags, carrying cases, industrial equipment covers, motorcycle covers, combat helmet covers and liners, and protective vests. Our client also has full-service capabilities to design, sew, and assemble a wide variety of specialized apparel.

Sewing Machine Mechanic

General Definition

The Maintenance Technician will work to increase operational efficiency, company profitability and customer satisfaction. He/She will continually work to improve operations around a fabric cutting and sewing plant. Responsible for equipment maintenance to include Gerber spreader/cutter, industrial sewing machine and other secondary operating equipment.

Typical Tasks 

  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and the plant facility’s equipment.
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facilities.
  • Performs work in an organized manner and maintains equipment, tools and supplies in a high degree of readiness.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective equipment and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of packaging and production machines.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Perform maintenance of electrical systems (replace light bulbs and sockets, clean and repair circuit breaker panels etc.).
  • Inspect alarm systems (fire, protection) and schedule repairs when needed.
  • Maintain scheduled service of company equipment.
  • Computer knowledge.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Performs other related duties as required and or as assigned.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with people who have diverse ideas, perspectives and values.
  • Contribute to an enthusiastic, positive work climate; energizing others.
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities for personal growth and development

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical skills and basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • This position requires that the person be a, self-motivated individual who can work independently and have flexibility
  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.

Training, education and experience

High School Diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent of 4+ years of education and manufacturing maintenance experience.

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