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Maintenance Technician

Newton, IA 50208

Posted: 07/03/2024 Job Number: 730532 Pay Rate: 22.00 Industry: Paper/Pulp/Printing

Job Description

Position Title: Maintenance Technician – 12 Hour Shifts

Wage: $22.00 - $30.00/hour

Shift: Days or Nights (2-2-3 Rotation)

Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm or 7:00pm - 7:00am

Are your skills not being fully utilized? Reach your maximum potential by working with QPS!

QPS Employment Group has a great opportunity available for a Maintenance Technician at a company in Newton, IA. This is a direct hire position for 12-hour day or night shifts. Apply today!

Maintenance Technician Responsibilities:
- Observe mechanical devices, equipment and machinery in operation and listens to their sounds to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment, repair or replacement
- Study blueprints, sketches, machine parts or specifications
- Dismantle machinery or equipment to gain access to and remove defective parts
- Examine form and texture of parts to detect imperfections
- Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements
- Adjust functional parts or devices and control instruments
- Repair or replace defective parts
- Install special functional and structural parts in devices
- Assemble and test operate machinery and equipment to verify correction of malfunction
- Coordinate with manager and assists with production operator’s timely preventative maintenance and predictive parts replacement and repair
- Set up and operate drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts
- Repair electrical equipment or replace faulty wiring, switches, or relays, as qualified to perform
- Coordinate for outside services when needed
- Initiate purchase orders for parts, repairs or replacement equipment or pieces
- Monitor paper recycling operations
- Ensure compliance with all applicable OSHA and EPA federal and state rules, regulations, policies and guidelines and company safety rules in the plant

Requirements for Maintenance Technician:
- One-year certificate from college or technical school and three to five years of related experience and/or training or any equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole number, common fractions and decimals
- Demonstrated skills in leadership, organization and communication
- Ability to anticipate problems and implement appropriate preventative measures
- Ability to develop new techniques for work processes
- Ability to give technical direction to others and project leadership over multiple safety teams
- Ability to redirect to issues as they emerge and reprioritize based on current business conditions 
- Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Benefits include:
- Medical
- Dental
- Vision
- Life and AD&D Policies
- Short and Long-Term Disability
- 401K with Company Match
- Paid Time Off 
- Paid Volunteer Time Off


QPS Employment Group is a full-service staffing firm comprised of dedicated and passionate people with over 50 offices throughout the Midwest. We place great people with great companies in industrial, skilled trades, administrative, manufacturing, general labor and professional employment. Hiring immediately!

Why Work with QPS?
- Access to sought-after positions with leading employers
- Dedicated placement specialists who will guide you through every step of the job search process
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