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Maintenance Technician

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
Job Type:
About The Opportunity
Excellent opportunity to contribute to the development and completion of the preventative/predictive maintenance program by troubleshooting problems, repairing and maintaining all manufacturing and facilities equipment
Key Responsibilities
- Priority on any safety issues that arise and need to be addressed in the plant.
- Perform troubleshooting and repair functions on all equipment to support productivity and reliability throughout the facility.

- Provide hands-on technical support for down equipment coverage and/or project coverage.

- Training of operators to perform autonomous maintenance tasks.
- Be responsive and dedicated to meeting production needs and requirements.
- Perform installation, corrective maintenance or preventive/predictive maintenance all equipment and tooling as assigned.
- Utilize the following technical skills required for the position:
  • Reading electrical schematics and hardwiring to prints,
  • Troubleshooting electrical systems via electrical test equipment (multi-meters, amp probes, data recorders, etc.)
  • Having working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC License is preferred)
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot AC motors and controls to 480Vac 3 phase &DC motors and controls to 180Vdc
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting of servo drives and motors (Specifically AB motors with AB Kinetix drives)
  • Strong knowledge of sensors including proximity switches, reed switches, color sensors, laser sensors.
  • Interfacing PCs to PLC controllers &Troubleshooting via PLCs including but not limited to Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Performing PdM activities including thermographic imaging, ultrasonic, vibration analysis, and oil analysis
  • Troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulic, power transmissions systems
  • Operating machine tools (mills, lathes, breaks)
  • Welding processes
- Develop PM / PdM Plans for production equipment.
- Inspect and correct problem areas on above mentioned systems to ensure proper operating conditions.
- Refer complex situations to Maintenance Team Lead or Maintenance Supervisor.
- Capable of Handling Continuous Improvement Projects in the production areas of the facility.
- Provide feedback to the team and Engineering functions about area that are in need of improvement and ideas for implementation.
- Work with Plant Teams on Problem Solving & Kaizen Activities.
- Continuously work to improve the level of housekeeping in not only the facilities and maintenance areas but through-out the plant.
- Have familiarity with the Chilled Water Systems, HVAC Units, Air Compressors (up to 150hp), Power Distribution Systems (from secondary side of utility transformer to the assembly equipment), Fire Suppression and Sprinkler Systems.
- Be responsible for managing their individual development and improvement through the IPS System.
- Utilize CMMS for work order tracking and closure.
- Monitor spares & equipment levels for facility equipment and flag up shortages, obsolescence and inventory requirements.

- Perform any other duties as specified by Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

  • Minimum Requirements 
  • - Have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • - Experience Required:
    • 2 year college degree in Industrial Systems or equivalent field and 2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
    • -or Minimum 5 years’ experience in in a manufacturing environment
  • - Must be willing to work altered shift schedules as needed to support the business.
  • - Daily and Weekend Overtime will be required to complete duties of the position.
  • - Personal Computer System Skills required (MS Office Suite preferred).
  • - Complete interview, reference checks and medical examination.
  • Other Requirements
    • - Be physically capable of performing all the above duties and repetitive hand motions.
    • - Possess strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.
    • - Demonstrate good interpersonal skills & be self-motivated. Have a work behaviors and show initiative.
    • - Display good team working skills, adaptability to change and a willingness to learn new technology.
    • - Be involved in an ongoing training program to improve/broaden skill base
About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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