Plant Maintenance Technician

Knight's Precast

Central, SC


The Plant Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring that the precast concrete plant, trucks, and equipment are in reliable working order.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine periodic maintenance and repairs on the precast plant equipment, including overhead cranes and heavy equipment.
  • Troubleshoot issues as needed.
  • Coordinate with Plant Maintenance Manager, Welding Manager, and/or Construction Manager as needed to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Identify replacement parts and supplies as needed to ensure successful plant operation; follow Accounting procedures for procurement, and coordinate with Purchasing and Plant Maintenance Manager to request.
  • Fabricate and repair forms and other structures as needed using welding and other construction standards.
  • Communicate with plant crew, quality control technicians, and maintenance team, to ensure successful daily operations.
  • Respond to repair calls outside of normal business hours as needed.
  • Perform daily truck check-in in accordance with Maintenance Shop specifications and schedule.
  • Perform light repairs on trucks as needed; complete repair orders and send to Maintenance Shop when completed.
  • Contact Maintenance Shop to report truck issues and repairs when needed.
  • Ensure that all company safety regulations and policies are followed at all times.
  • Ensure that all company environmental regulations and policies are followed.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in plant maintenance required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with diesel equipment maintenance required.
  • Must have prior experience diagnosing and repairing cranes; overhead crane experience preferred.
  • Ability to successfully perform welding and fabricating jobs required.
  • Prior knowledge of precast concrete production preferred.
  • Must have a valid South Carolina Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Must own tools.
  • Ability to safely use miscellaneous tools, such as sledgehammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pneumatic hammer/drill.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others.
  • Must be able to work varying work shifts with varying start and stop times.
  • Overtime work plus nights may be required; some travel required.
  • Experience complying with OSHA and state environmental regulations required.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to safely lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, bend, squat, lift, stretch, push, pull, twist, kneel, stand, walk, sit, reach, and operate a computer keyboard. 
  • Ability to safely climbing up and down stairs and/or ladders.
  • Ability to work primarily outside, with possible exposure to the extremes of hot or cold weather.