Maintenance Technician (Day Shift)

Silva International Careers

We are seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician to work independently to troubleshoot and repair mechanical issues while performing preventative/routine maintenance tasks on plant production machinery, building, and equipment. Additionally, some specific skills being sought in this position are the capability to maintain and repair forklifts, as well as welding and fabrication experience. Expectation for quality repairs to be performed with limited down time. The hours for this position are typically 6:00am-3:30pm.

Basic Functions:

    • Repair, Troubleshoot and Maintain condition and performance of plant, property, machinery, and equipment at all locations.
    • Support the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program with a goal of continually reducing unscheduled downtime.
    • Analyze problems and interpret technical information necessary to make required repairs (troubleshooting of equipment issues).
    • Perform mechanical, electrical maintenance and repairs on production machinery and facility support equipment.
    • Inspect, operate, and test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and validate work performed.
    • Welding tasks consist of basic repairs to complete rebuilding and fabrication projects.
    • Ensure safety by following all company policies including safety rules, procedures and Lock-out / Tag-out procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), FDA Standards, personal safety standards, food safety standards as well as OSHA standards.
    • Complete all assigned work orders within the time allotted. Maintain records of work performed, work orders, detailed logs and have good communication skills across all departments.
    • Assist with equipment change overs and line startups, troubleshooting issues as needed.
    • Identify required parts, as needed and reorder.
    • Assure that all products are manufactured to the highest standard of quality.
    • Participates in Continuous Improvement, also provides suggestions to improve processes and participates on team projects.
    • Able to maintain, troubleshoot and install bearings, seals and gaskets, compressed air systems and basic plumbing/piping, align gearboxes, sprocket/chains, belts, bearings, conveyors, and belting.
    • Knowledge of use all power tools, hand tools, drill presses, shop tools, etc.
    • Able to identify and use basic measuring tools for mechanical repair. (ex. Tape measures, calipers)
    • Able to read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, procedure manuals and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Able to work from drawings, schematics, sketches and through verbal communication.
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment on assigned projects/ tasks and report to supervision the status of each as needed.
    • Able to demonstrate practical problem-solving skills.
    • Perform tasks in accordance with proven skill levels as directed by Maintenance Manager.
    • Work cooperatively with production staff to accomplish tasks and achieve departmental goals.
    • Maintain property, plant, and equipment to support and improve the safe production and performance of the operations.
    • Troubleshoot, repair, and resolve mechanical issues efficiently, effectively, safely and cost effectively.
    • Perform other tasks as assigned.


    • 5 years production equipment maintenance experience.
    • Extended mechanical and electrical training and experience.
    • Welding and fabricating experience.
    • Experience repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining machinery such as forklifts, scissor lifts.
    • Organizational, interpersonal, communications, analytical and problem solving

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. with single person lift
  • Climbing (ladders, stairs, etc.)
  • Operating production and support equipment (production lines, forklifts, scissor lift, power tools)
  • Bending and stooping
  • Extended periods of being on your feet.

This is a full-time, hourly position with benefits package that includes paid vacation, health insurance, dental, vision, and 401k retirement plan with generous employer match.

Please upload a resumé online or send a resumé to [email protected].

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet Employer