Position title
Machine Maintenance Technician

Advance your career with an exciting opportunity! Exceptional opportunity to grow into a lead role within this manufacturing maintenance department.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team in the following position: Machine Maintenance Technician Although not required, preference will be given to candidates with printing and/or paper converting experience.

This Machine Maintenance Technician position is a union position and is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes in support of the site's business goals and objectives. The candidate will join a two-person department that is managed by the Plant Superintendent.

  • Perform highly diversified duties to overhaul, install and maintain production machines and the plant facility's equipment
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and perform scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities
  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and plant facility
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties
  • Communicate technical issues to equipment suppliers to obtain assistance with troubleshooting, as needed
  • Rebuild and fabricate parts using machine shop tools
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision
  • Generate parts purchase orders to maintain parts inventory
  • Perform facility maintenance, comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas
  • AA degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance preferred
  • Prior diagnostic/troubleshooting and preventative maintenance experience
  • Previous experience within high-speed industrial environment
  • Lean manufacturing experience a plus
  • Printing and/or paper converting experience preferred/a plus


  • Strong/confident self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated mechanical, electrical and technical aptitude, ability to read mechanical/electrical blueprints
  • Ability to follow manufacturers' specification and schematics
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) knowledge preferred
  • Familiarity with servo drives and motors
  • Knowledge of rapid continuous improvement, implementing new ideas to achieve a safer and more efficient work flow
  • Ability to perform lifting up to 75 pounds
  • Basic machine shop knowledge: Lathe, Mill, Welding
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with ability to prioritize tasks to maximize production schedule
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain productive relationships with vendors, peers and management
  • Basic computer skills
  • May be required to supply hand tools

Required Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience
  • 4+ years of manufacturing experience; strong hydraulic, electronics, pneumatic, mechanical and industrial skills with some PLC experience
Job Location
2100 Elm Street SE, Minneapolis, 55414
Date posted
February 18, 2022
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Position: Machine Maintenance Technician

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