Full-Time Maintenance Technician – Fort Smith, AR

Full-Time Maintenance Technician – Fort Smith, AR

Position Description

Job Title:  Full-Time Maintenance Technician
Location:  Fort Smith, AR

Position Description Summary:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for routine and emergency maintenance of production heat-treating equipment and facility operations to achieve optimal levels of productivity, quality and safety. Scope of work will include gas fired furnace technologies where a combination of Mechanical, Electrical, Pipefitting / Plumbing and Welding skills are needed.

Essential Function(s) of the Position:

The duties listed below are the specific duties and tasks that someone in this position must accomplish.

  • Repair and replace defective equipment and machines to assure operation of production heat-treating equipment and processes.
  • Troubleshoot and identify root causes and solutions to current production problems in order to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Monitor processes to ensure proper equipment functionality.
  • Troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance to keep equipment operating properly.
  • Utilize blueprints, repair manuals and parts catalogs.
  • Fabricates fixtures, stands, racks, tables, etc. for plant use.
  • Inspect drives, motors, belts, fluid levels following general maintenance checklists.
  • Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools and power tools.
  • Monitor spare part inventories and planned maintenance activities.
  • Conduct assessments of inactive heat-treat equipment to identify opportunities for repair or improvement.
  • Maintain equipment records for all heat-treatment and heating equipment including maintaining records of changes, modifications and repairs as well as equipment manuals and drawings.
  • Create and maintain records of daily activities.
  • Process improvement activities to enhance facility operations.
  • Provide assistance to Engineering regarding equipment and suppliers.
  • Assist Supervisors in training Furnace Operators in the proper use of heat-treating and heating equipment.
  • Monitor and reinforce operator conformance to correct practices.

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate, GED or equivalent
  • 5+ years of hand-on experience building, troubleshooting, and repairing in a production environment.
  • Experience with gas fired ovens, generators, pipefitting and welding/fabrication is a plus. Certified Welder, Journeyman electrician or similar certifications are also a plus.
  • Competent knowledge of heat-treating equipment including functional knowledge of design and operation of each heating or hardening unit is a plus
  • Must be able to lift and carry weight greater than 35 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long hours.
  • Basic level of computer knowledge is a plus.
  • Positive personality and effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent attendance required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as required.
  • Must be able to obtain a forklift driver’s license.

Candidate Requirements:

Candidates must successfully pass drug screening, a physical examination, and undergo reference/background checks prior to Offer of Employment. Position requires physical ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Work Hours:

Position requires 8-hour shifts Monday through Friday, with some overtime and on-call responsibilities. On-call responsibilities are shared throughout the Maintenance department. We are willing to work around school schedules if necessary, and provide a tuition assistance program to help cover costs of attending college-level classes.