Maintenance Technician

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About Ply Gem:


At Ply Gem, we make it possible for every homeowner and professional to enjoy a beautiful, custom-looking home exterior that’s also energy efficient and low maintenance. From siding and stone to windows, trim, gutters and accessories, we manufacture the products homeowners and professionals need to create the home exterior of their dreams – one with character and curb appeal, which stylishly expresses their individuality.


Why work for us?


In business for more than 70 years, Ply Gem provides a strong foundation where you can build your career. With multiple units, we offer a progressive and vibrant work environment and wide range of career opportunities. With more than 7,000 associates throughout North America, Ply Gem is dedicated to promoting personal growth, encouraging innovative thinking, and cultivating diversity. We understand the success of our company is directly related to the contributions of our associates.


The Maintenance Associate performs scheduled and emergency maintenance on manufacturing machinery.  Corrects problems with hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical components, and PLCs. Maintains specified production and spare equipment.  Plans and fabricates metal parts (e.g., brackets) for manufacturing application; installs and maintains electrical equipment.  Operates and assists maintaining motorized equipment.  Performs basic to complex grounds/facilities repairs, as required.  Performs basic to complex electrical repairs and installations.  Interacts with vendors to complete projects or to repair equipment. Ensures accuracy and safety in all operations.


Job Functions:

  • Diagnose root cause of problem and correct issue with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical components and PLCs in plant machinery and equipment.        
  • Perform routine, preventive, and predictive maintenance on all machinery.
  • Maintain and repair motorized equipment.
  • Operate manlifts and forklifts; transport heavy parts and equipment.
  • Identify needed parts to repair equipment and facility. Complete required paperwork to order new parts and to track existing parts.  Coordinate maintenance of parts inventory with MRO and purchasing personnel. 
  • Maintain grinders as applicable and associated blowers; adjust and replace blades.
  • Fabricate metal parts (e.g., brackets); perform welding as required.
  • Perform grounds/facilities repairs, as required. Maintain work logs, including logs of repairs and alterations to schematics 
  • Perform basic to complex electrical repairs and installations 
  • Train Maintenance Associates as required.
  • Complete daily forklift safety/damage inspection checks.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

Other Functions:


  1. Train other Maintenance of manufacturing associates as needed.
  2. Maintain supplies at workstation.
  3. Respond to on-call emergencies as needed.
  4. Use assigned timecard daily to accurately record time worked. 
  5. Attend weekly shift meetings and/or monthly plant meetings, if required.
  6. Actively participate in all plant safety programs, depending on location.
  7. Notify department supervisor if proper tools are not furnished to complete job functions.
  8. Actively participate in all plant safety programs, depending on location. 


Job Requirements:


Education:     High school graduate/GED supplemented by technical school or formal apprenticeship in electrical and mechanical maintenance theory and application.


Experience:    Minimum of four years of maintenance experience, at least two years of which must have been in mechanical and electrical maintenance. 


Knowledge:    Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance scheduling and implementation required.  Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and basic carpentry and  tooling. Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations pertaining to equipment.


Mental/Physical/Visual Demands:  Position requires walking, crawling, standing, heavy lifting, bending, twisting, pulling and pushing.  Should have correctable eyesight and be able to distinguish between colors and pass colorblindness test.  Ability to coordinate and organize complex tasks.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to identify and prepare part orders.  Must be skilled in production line set-up equipment requirements for all products manufactured.  Must have excellent mechanical aptitude.  Must be able to lift 86 pounds maximum, and lift 87 to 100 pounds with assistance.  Must be able to work well with others.  Must have excellent math and design aptitude.  Must be skilled in working with hand and electrical tools.


Working Conditions:  Manufacturing plant environment with exposure to equipment noise, temperature extremes, and dust.  Work involves exposure to high voltage equipment and rapidly moving machinery.  Outside work during hot and cold weather for emergencies to be expected.


Equipment/Tools Used:  Amp probe, basic hand tools, hand power tools, O scope, OA torch, plasma cutter, soldering iron, volt meter, hydraulic jack, mill, lathe, saws, sander, grinders, utility knife.  Forklift/manlift on occasion. Safety glasses, face shields, various gloves, earplugs, steel toed shoes.


Safety:  Safe work performance is required from each Associate at all times.  Additionally, the proper discharge of safety responsibilities is an integral part of each Associates’s performance appraisal.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


How to apply?

Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity to work for an industry leader that offers a competitive pay and benefits package should submit their resume along with salary requirements/salary history.  Visit our website at   Candidates must be able to pass drug screen and background check upon job offer.         EOE


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