Mechanical Maintenance Specialist

Japan Tobacco Inc. Danville , VA 24541

Posted 2 months ago

We're JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you're free to choose. In fact, we've spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It's how we've grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn't just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they're free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business.

That's why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It's why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we've been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running.

So when you're ready to choose a career you'll love, in a company you'll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea.

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Position Purpose

Individual will report to and receive primary guidance/instructions form Maintenance Supervisor concerning preventative and corrective maintenance on processing equipment, processing vehicles and building and grounds at the JTI Leaf Services complexes. This individual will be a hands-on technician that will have the responsibility to provide support for mechanical or electrical issues to ensure the processing facility is operated in a safe and efficient manner. Individual will be responsible for working in a team environment at times and will be required to treat others with respect and fairness as they work together to accomplish one common goal. Learn to use proper resources that are available that will help you perform duties, help develop skills and share information with others so everyone is on the same page. Maintain (tools, vehicles, equipment, work areas) in a clean orderly manner, complete (daily, weekly, monthly and annual) check list for equipment maintenance, ensure submission of workorders in SAP maintenance system, follow up on them to ensure completion and properly closed in collaboration with maintenance support associate. Adhere to all Federal, State, Local and JTI safe regulation, ensure all safety equipment utilized is properly maintained and meets all compliance standards.

Position is located in Danville, VA

Responsiblities and Requirements

  • Consult with Maintenance Supervisor on assignment of task, and provide hands on support for mechanical or electrical issues prevenative and corrective. Submit Maintenance Workorders in SAP Maintenance tracking system, verify when workorder task assigned have been fulfilled (document hrs. parts and corrective action)

  • Be proactive to provide mechanical or electrical support to processing supervisors at the time of production in the event of breakdown requiring emergency corrective actions to ensure the resumption of the flow of product in a timely manner.

  • Assume accountabe for assigned task and ensure they are completed in a timely, professional and safe manner, eliminating possiblity of downtime or requiring rework of task.

  • Provide feedback to managers concerning improvements to reduce downtime or equipment failure while helping to reduce cost and improve the overall efficiency of the processing facility.

  • Strive to be a dedicated team member working in collabration with Maintenace, Processing, Qualtiy and EHS teams to ensure processing equipment is functioning at optimum mechanical efficiency to support the achievement of meeting customer targets.

  • Comply with all EHS standards i.e. labor safety, fire protection, environmental and hygienic company rules, equipment safety, etc. Ensure the usage of the correct PPE when completing assigned task, equipment safety guarding is reinstalled after completion of work, the correct tools are being utilized to complete task, tool are clean, properly stored and inspected before and after useage to verify safety compliance.

  • Montior colleagues, contractors and visitors working at processing facility and provide feedback to the individual or a manager when unsafe actions are being performed, proper PPE is not being utilized or additional safety measures need to be investigated.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree with a mechanical or electrical focus or High School Diploma or equilvent with 5 years of mechanical or electrical hands on experience in a industral environment

  • Minimum of 5 years mechanical or electrician experience in a manufacturing environment perferred but will consider individuals new to work force with mechanical or electrical degree.

  • Articulate in English with good communication and written skills when dealing with individuals

  • Self-Motivated, Ability to work in a team environment, Perficient Computer skills, Open minded, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Skills


Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with the experience and responsibility requirements.

Excellent employee environment with a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual Performance based Bonus

  • Annual Merit Increase

  • Healthcare

  • Dental + Vision

  • Voluntary benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid family leave benefit

  • 401k Plan

  • Company Contributions
  • Life Insurance

  • Disability

  • Tuition Assistance

"JTI offers equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors."

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