• Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.

    Maintenance Technician

    Job Description

    Basic Function
    Under the direction and supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor and in cooperation with the Team Leader, service, maintain, and repair Company equipment and the facility, making independent decisions with minimal direct supervision given appropriate instructions.
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    1. Repair and maintain machinery, mechanical equipment, etc. in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, manufacturer’s specifications, and generally accepted mechanical maintenance and safety procedures.
    2. Maintain/inspect plant systems that include water, heat, gas, oxygen, and compressed air.
    3. Maintain and inspect hoists and assist with preventative maintenance programs.
    4. Assist and/or work under the supervision of qualified electricians in the installation and maintenance of electrical tools, parts, electrical or electronic equipment and systems.
    5. Maintain work area in clean, orderly, and safe condition, following 6S guidelines.
    6. Recommend and requisition parts and supplies as needed in accordance with Company standard policy and maintain inventories of maintenance repair parts.
    7. Fabricate parts, jigs, racks, etc. for the Maintenance department and production of products.
    8. Use a computer mouse to access and open/close computer documents.
    9. Operate or use various hand, power, and air tools including welding gun, scrapers, grinders (portable & bench), wrenches, hammer, cutting torches, drills, punches, a tape measure, and Air Arc.  Also operate or use forklifts, and overhead hoists and cranes with associated rigging equipment.
    10. Keep maintenance equipment and tools operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; follow manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshoot malfunctions; call for repairs; and complete daily check sheets.
    11. Complete work tasks as necessary to meet maintenance specifications.  Perform work to the utmost of one self’s ability at all times. Continuously strive to improve one self’s work-related skills, efficiency, and the quality of output.
    12. Perform or assist other departments and/or personnel in maintenance, fabrication, repair, construction projects, assembly, etc. as qualified and requested by Supervisor or Department Leader.
    13. Interact with fellow employees, customers, and management in a cooperative, supportive, and courteous manner; comply with Company policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, and uphold KPI Core Values.
    Essential Functions
    1. Perform work standing on concrete up to 10 hours per day.
    2. Ability to use general mechanic and maintenance tools and equipment.
    3. Ability to maneuver in congested work environment with usual working conditions associated with heavy equipment repair (exhaust, solvent, etc.)
    4. Ability to work on, in, around, and under equipment as necessary to perform duties. Climb ladders, work platforms, stairs, etc.
    1. Ability to read and interpret necessary instructions or specifications required performing duties.
    2. Primary work assignment will require employees to be able to frequently push/pull/lift up to 45 pounds.  Employees may occasionally push/pull/lift greater than 45 pounds if they are physically able to safely do it.  Employees are encouraged to use caution at all times when pushing/pulling/lifting.  Please consider the size, shape, weight of the object to be pushed/pulled/lifted, the path and the distance you must travel along with your own physical ability.  If necessary, please seek assistance with pushing/pulling/lifting tasks.  Employees should never lift more than they are physically able to do. 
    3. Two to three years of progressive manufacturing experience.
    4. Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.
    Essential Functions of the Job (with or without reasonable accommodation)
    1. Perform work standing on concrete a minimum of 8 hours and up to 12 hours per day, and a minimum of 3 days up to 7 days per week.
    2. Willingness to train/work during hours outside of regularly-scheduled core shift.
    3. Flexibility to work additional hours beyond and/or consecutively with core work schedule when needed.
    4. Willingness to cross-train and perform the work of any job tasks or positions within the Company as assigned, outside of or in addition to primarily-assigned position, work area, and/or department.
    5. Willingness to assist with training and mentoring co-workers.
    6. Regular and reliable attendance.
    7. Perform work safely in accordance with all Company safety policies, procedures, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
    8. Perform work in various physical positions including standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, and reaching (temporary variances may be accommodated based on employee’s primary assignment).
    9. Perform work in heavy industrial setting with exposure to heat, cold, and humidity, industrial odors, fumes, gasses, chemicals, oil, grease, smoke, dust, loud noise (hearing protection provided and required), and vibration. Work involves climbing ladders and stairs, movement of heavy objects, using pneumatic tools, working with moving machinery and equipment, working near moving mechanical parts, working in cramped quarters, and working above floor level which could include high, precarious places.  There is risk of electrical shock associated with this job.
    10. Ability to wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for this position, including hearing protection, safety glasses, safety boots with metatarsal guards, face shield, welding helmet, welding gloves, welding sleeves/jacket (leather or cloth), and welding apron/chaps.  A respirator may also be required.  Fall protection and arc-flash protection may also be required.
    11. Ability to operate or use a variety of hand, power, and air tools and devices.
    12. Ability to use and read a tape measure correctly.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    13. Ability to understand welding symbols and diagrams, and read blueprints and/or other printed instructional materials for guidance and specifications in order to assemble and/or weld products or parts in a correct and efficient manner.
    14. Ability to apply common sense.
    15. Must complete and maintain forklift operation certification and be able to safely operate a forklift when necessary.
    Education and Experience
    1. Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screening, physical, and background check, and random drug and/or alcohol screenings during employment.
    2. High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) preferred
    3. Relevant trade school or college course work desired.
    4. Knowledge of commonly-used maintenance concepts, practices, and procedures required.
    5. Electrical knowledge, including ability to read and understand electrical drawings, AC & DC power, and control voltage preferred.
    6. Heavy equipment manufacturing experience desired.
    7. Computer experience desired, particularly the ability to use a mouse, and locate and open/close files.
    Essential Qualifications
    1. Must be dependable, dedicated to getting the job done correctly, and use time wisely.
    2. Adept at problem-solving. Adaptable to new situations and challenges. Open to changes and new ideas.
    3. Ability to satisfactorily work alone with reasonable instructions, training, and supervision, and ability to work with others respectfully and professionally in a team environment.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively, express needs, and ask questions.
    5. Ability to read and interpret detailed and written and/or oral instructions or specifications.
    6. Ability to handle the stress that accompanies production standards and deadlines.
    7. Ability to accept constructive criticism and make subsequent adjustments, and willingness to rework incorrect tasks completed by oneself or others.


    Contact Information

    Business Name: Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc.
    Contact: Rhonda Kocer - Human Resources Manager
    Street: 700 W. 21st St.
    City/State/Zip: Yankton, SD 57078
    Local Phone: (605) 665-9311
    Fax: (605) 665-2623
    Email: personnel@kolbergpioneer.com
    Website Address: http://www.kpijci.com

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