Maintenance Technician
Des Moines, IA 
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Job Description

During the assigned shift the Maintenance Technician performs all tasks associated with installing, adjusting and maintaining mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment in order to keep the operations running in a safe, efficient manner. This position also troubleshoots mechanical, electrical and computer related issues that arise and takes appropriate steps to resolve.

What your day may look like

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems and production machines.
  • Follows diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions and engineering specifications to troubleshoot malfunctions.
  • Troubleshoots and maintains PLC's, plant instrumentation and plant electronic equipment.
  • Completes simple programming of logic controllers.
  • Reduces downtime and increases on-stream time on all operations running on assigned shift.
  • Composes and provides written documentation on all issues utilizing a PM program or work order system to ensure clear communication is provided to the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager on items that need attention.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation.
  • Listens for problems using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts by using rules, calipers, micrometers and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs and straightedges.
  • Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on equipment and plans for and takes corrective action.
  • Makes necessary corrections and runs adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Installs new machinery and equipment.
  • Performs maintenance welding, cutting, brazing, sawing, grinding and related metal work.
  • Maintains inventory of assigned tools and related supplies.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Maintains tools and machinery in good condition.
  • Assists in training plant team members on the operation of new equipment.
  • Notifies leader of recurring equipment malfunctions and corrective action taken.
  • Maintains a clean work environment both inside and outside the facility by using good housekeeping habits.
  • Performs work in a safe, responsible manner by following all safety rules and procedures.
  • Other work-related duties as assigned by leader.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.

Education and experience needed for this position

  • Technical degree or trade school certificate in mechanical, electrical or HVAC is required.
  • Two years of plant maintenance experience working with electronic troubleshooting and logic controllers is required or three years of plant maintenance experience working with electronic troubleshooting and logic controllers is required.

Other skills that will help you succeed

  • Written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Prioritizes on an hourly basis.
  • Can use common tools and advance diagnostic tools.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • Employee may be required to pass OSHA respirator physical.
  • Must be able to work rotating shift as scheduled

Your work environment and the physical aspects of the job

There are potential hazards associated with any chemical manufacturing business but at Helena Industries safety is our highest priority. We seek out extensive safety measures including engineered solutions and personal protective equipment and put them in place to minimize exposure to anything that could potentially be harmful to our employees.

The work environment for this position is that of a typical plant environment where the noise level is usually moderate to loud. In this position, you will regularly work near moving equipment/mechanical parts and could be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemical and biological hazards, vibrations and a risk of electrical shock. This position requires you to use your hands for many different tasks and to talk, hear, walk, stand and sit. You may be occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Lab and office positions at the plant would only have occasional exposure if they must go out into the plant.

Who we are

Helena Industries has provided formulations and packaging solutions for companies around the world for over 60 years. As one of the largest chemical toll manufacturer's and service companies in the U.S., we set the bar for the industry in ensuring the safety of our clients' technology, brand and assets with integrity and pride.

Helena is a special place to be

At Helena, we are family. Our employees take care of each other and support each other at work and in their personal life. Our family-like atmosphere creates a positive work environment that allows our employees to be high-performers because they feel comfort and compassion from their leader and team.

Our family-like culture is centered on our employees who embody our core values which we refer to as R.A.P.I.D.S. -- Responsive, Attitude, Proactive, Integrity, Dependability and Safety. At Helena Industries, you will find transparent and open communication. We care about our employees and value their opinions. We appreciate that our employees want to understand their contribution to the company's mission, that they take ownership of their responsibilities and then are trusted to perform.

At Helena Industries, you will find recognition for hard work and positive reinforcement through excellent benefits, competitive pay and daily workplace interactions.

Helena's commitment to diversity and inclusion

At Helena, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment where all our employees feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to succeed. We embrace different backgrounds and human experiences because our customers are also diverse. When we all show deep appreciation for each other and our customers it builds trust that strengthens Helena and keeps us competitive.

Helena supports individuals with disabilities and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.

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Helena is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
2+ years
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