Facilities Maintenance Technician


Rutland, VT

Position Summary

The Facilities Maintenance Technician utilizes knowledge of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair machinery or equipment, diagnose issues with machinery components and determine when adjustments or repairs are needed. The incumbent will have an increasing level of responsibility with an increase of experience and expertise.

Key Responsibilities
    • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service. 
    • Prevents plant breakdowns by performing planned preventive maintenance on conveying systems, power transmissions and other power-driven rotating equipment. All repairs and preventive maintenance to be performed in conformance with established company and federal standards. 
    • Communicates equipment issues resolution to operators. 
    • Works in extreme environments that are often “dirty”. 
    • Repairs or coordinates repair of warn defective machinery or equipment; tests machines to ensure that quality and rate of production meets specifications. 
    • Performs extensive housekeeping duties and uses a variety of small tools, hand-powered tools, and knives while complying with safety regulations.  
    • Maintains necessary log for daily equipment inspections to ensure that the risk of downtime is kept to a minimum. 
    • Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules and advises Plant Maintenance Manager if additional work is needed or cannot be completed within the standard repair times. 
    • Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance and product quality and makes service calls for emergency breakdowns. 
    • Cleans, inspects, and/or performs routine maintenance or minor repairs on recycling equipment, such as discs and belts to ensure proper functionality of MRF equipment. 
    • Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, and/or abide by our core values.  


    Career Path Definitions & Distinctions 


    B Technician: Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level C skills and equipment, while showing an increasing amount of knowledge of Level B Skills. Level C mechanical skills include grease bearings, knowledge of types of belts, lubrication (gear oils), ladders, use of all lifts and filter carts. Level C electrical skills include knowledge of wire sizes, splice connectors, knowledge of voltages, ability to read labels on sub panels to find main supply, ability to reset breakers and what to do if they continue to trip.  

    A Technician: Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level B skills and equipment, while beginning to show an increasing amount of knowledge of Level A skills. Level B mechanical skills and equipment include: use calipers, an understanding of reading name plates, changing bearings, gearboxes, shafts, pulleys and conveyer belts, welding with torches, use of a hydraulic wrench, changing motors, voltmeter, hydraulic solenoids, changing coils, diagnose motors or gearboxes, making hydraulic hoses, and LOTO. Level B electrical skills and equipment include colt and multimeter, wire all motors and voltage, trouble-shooting motors, test fuses, change starters, overloads, input/output cards, program UFD’s, run and bend conduit, wire motor as “Y” Delta, read name plates and change breakers in panels.  

    Master Technician: Demonstrates the ability to complete and understands all Level C, B and A skills and equipment. Level A mechanical skills include vertical weld and overhead weld with stick, diagnose dialed motor, gearbox and pumps, rebuilds gearbox, solenoids, motors, pumps (hydraulic/water), reads hydraulic schematics, welds 1/2” steal or larger. Level A electrical skills and equipment include: Electrical schematics, low voltage, control wiring, 480/240/120 volts circuits, isolation tests on motors, diagnose prof. buss circuits, conduit size, wire size, and wire count, wire a new panel by schematic, and load calculation and balance panels. A master Technician should also demonstrate the ability to successfully lead and train a small team.  


Education, Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or GED, progressive technician training, 1-5 years experience diagnosing and repairing equipment, a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment and be legally eligible to work in the US. It is expected that the candidate is at least 18 years of age, has the ability to work overtime when needed, and has the physical ability to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis. 


Excellent listening, and problem solving skills, the ability to multitask and manage multiple repairs and the ability to read and write English is required.


Positive, team-oriented individual who has a strong work ethic, is committed to safety, customer driven, open to personal and professional training and development, and results-oriented with the ability to see the larger picture while focusing on detailed information. 


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance, Maternity & Parental Leave, Flexible Spending Accounts, Discounted Stock Program, 401K, Boot & Clothing Allowance, Safety Awards, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Incentive, Tuition Assistance, Career Pathways, Tool Allowance, and More.