Maintenance Technician

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. Expectation for quality repairs to be performed with limited down time. This position has a regular schedule of Tuesday-Saturday, typically 6am-3:30pm.


  • 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.
  • 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