Maintenance Mechanic
Madison, WI  / Poynette, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description
The Maintenance Mechanic must be mechanically inclined, highly skilled in the diagnoses and repair of complex machines and tools used in the manufacturing industry, temperamentally suited to do skilled accurate work that requires concentration working close to dimensional tolerances.  should be able to trouble shoot and repair complicated electrical and PLC systems, have strong communication skills, able to work independently, and is able to be on call 24 hours.

You will be responsible for:
  • Trouble shooting, repairing, installing, and maintaining machinery, mechanical equipment and associated electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, water, and structural facility using safe work practice.
  • General responsibility in plant maintenance will include plumbing, electrical wiring, and physical structure work including fabrication of process parts and equipment.
Qualifications include educational and work background emphasizing machine trouble shooting, maintenance, and repair, as well as experience reading electrical schematic/ladder diagrams and a hands-on ability to troubleshoot electrical and electronic controlled devices. The ability to operate machines such as but not limited to lathes, milling machines, CNC machines, drill presses, welding equipment, and other machine and hand tools to make and repair parts and equipment.

Qualifications include a High School or Vocational School education, or equivalent. The determination of a person becoming a Maintenance Mechanic I will be at the discretion of management.
General duties
  1. Repair and maintain equipment and facility in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, sketches, work orders, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications. Other repairs include machinery and mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors, conveyor systems, and production machines. You will be required to use hand tools, power tools, machine tools, hoists, and testing instruments.
  2. Observe mechanical devises in operation and inspect machinery and mechanical equipment for defects. Dismantle and reassemble devices to gain access to remove and replace defective parts.
  3. Examine form and texture of finished products to detect and correct quality imperfections.
  4. Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements using rulers, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  5. Adjust functional parts of devises and control instruments.
  6. Install special functional and structural parts in devices.
  7. Start and stop devises to test their performance.
  8. A. Do fittings of bearings, shafts, etc.
B. Perform skilled fitting and alignment of components where requirements are dimensionally close.
        9.  Lubricate and clean shafts, bearings, gears, pulleys, and other machine parts.
        10. A. Set up and operate all shop maintenance equipment.
B. Make complicated replacement parts involving work from detailed drawings with close specifications. Equipment includes but not limited to: lathe, drill press, grinder, horizontal and vertical mill, welder, shear, brake, and other metal, wood, and other material working tools to make and repair parts.        
         11. A. Troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment.
                   B. Should be able to trouble shoot and repair complicated electrical and PLC systems.
12. Install electrical equipment and repair or replace wiring and fixtures. Repair and maintain machinery, electrical wiring, and fixtures in accordance with blueprints, manual, and technical publications.
13. Repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other plumbing equipment. You will also be required to open clogged drains using a plunger and other plumbing tools, measure, cut, and install pipe and tubing for air, gas, water, hydraulic, and other fluid lines using standard piping fitting tools and equipment.
14. Make and repair counters, benches, partitions, and other wooden structures using saws, braces, bits, and other carpenter’s tools. Paint walls, floors, woodwork and fixtures of establishment using spray guns and brushes, Also replace and repair brick and plaster walls using common construction procedures.
15. Generate and implement equipment, process, and facility improvements.
16. Support and train other employees in the maintenance group.
17. Observe all plant safety rules.
Physical Fitness
                Must be capable of working at heights higher than three feet off the ground to perform tasks of general maintenance. You should also be capable of performing acts of safe lifting procedures associated with maintenance activities and that back, arms, legs, and feet be sound for maximum safety.
                Must have a valid motor vehicle operator license for the state of Wisconsin and be capable of driving a motor vehicle. It’s important to have your own personal transportation for the conveyance of tools and self to perform maintenance mechanic work related services at our out of town properties, facilities, and off hour emergency calls at all Research Products Corporation properties.


Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
1st, 2nd or 3rd shift
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
Required Experience
2+ years
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