Apprentice Maintenance Technician 2Nd Shift

Ryt-Way Industries Inc Grand Rapids , MI 49502

Posted 2 weeks ago

Apprentice Maintenance Technician

Do you possess a basic mechanical aptitude, but lack formal training? Do you have experience maintaining and repairing equipment and are ready to take the next step to Maintenance Technician? If so, then our apprenticeship program may be perfect for you! As an apprentice in our program, you will train on repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment used in the production and packaging of products. Regularly participate in inspecting equipment, structures or material; work on all requests for the various types of maintenance work assigned. This is a four year program that allows participants to receive formal training at no charge while earning a paycheck.

Although training initially occurs on 1st Shift, participants in the apprenticeship program must be available and open to moving to 2nd or 3rd Shift as training progresses.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain accurate reporting of hours for apprenticeship credit

  • Complete assigned training classes and maintain passing levels on courses

  • Effectively and safely operates standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools and basic electrical testing equipment.

  • Perform preventative maintenance from daily up to Semi-Annual.

  • Read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics at 50%.

  • Complete minor troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical related issues without direct supervision.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulation as well as other departmental policies and procedures. Help to develop proper safety techniques.

  • Detect, document, report and repair improper machine operation and faulty equipment.

  • Follow and perform emergency procedures regarding power failures.

  • Diversify maintenance skills that will allow assignments to be given in any work areas as required and on any shift required.

  • Understand and certify in our LOTO program.

  • Effectively inform through written communication daily pass-downs issues and actions.

Required Competencies & Knowledge

Knowledge of:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude

  • Basic practices in maintenance and repair of mechanical and/or electrical components

Skill in:

  • Strong problem solving

  • Strong organization and time management

  • Strong attention to detail

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and written

  • Ensure collaborative relationships with other staff members

  • Issue and receive instructions

  • Focus on safety, quality, and company policies

Proficiency in:

  • MS Office Suite

  • General computer usage

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily done in a manufacturing production floor

  • Frequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting at a work station for short periods of time

  • Frequent line calls throughout the building requiring immediate response

  • Stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders on a frequent basis

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds on an infrequent basis

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.

  • Proven mechanical aptitude

  • Previous maintenance experience is a plus

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