Maintenance Technician
UGN, Inc
Jackson, TN
3d ago

Job Brief

Maintenance Technician Opportunity

Founded in 1986 as a partnership between Nittoku and Autoneum, UGN is the preferred producer of high quality acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and a recognized leader in customer satisfaction for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America.

  • UGN, with more than $400 million in revenue, has six locations in the United States Farmington Hills, Michigan; Jackson, Tennessee;
  • Monroe, Ohio; Somerset, Kentucky; Tinley Park, Illinois; and Valparaiso, Indiana; as well as a location in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico specializing in manufacturing, research, development, testing, and service support.

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    Since its opening in 2002, the Jackson facility has grown from 52 team members to 440. It is a 220,000 square foot facility with state of the art technology using advanced manufacturing techniques.

    Throughout the years, the Jackson plant has received many health and safety awards, including the Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council, and the Manpower Safety Partner Award three years running.

    Team members at the Jackson plant also give back to their community, actively fundraising in support of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse.

    The Maintenance Technician maintains production and facilities equipment by performing preventative, predictive, project and reactive maintenance services on all UGN machines and equipment as required by individual plant configurations.

    This position is located at our plant in Jackson, TN.

    Responsibilities :

    1. Provide maintenance function Preventive, Predictive, Project & Reactive

    2. Communicate required supply of essential spare parts

    3. Maintain production and facilities equipment manuals library relating to facility

    4. Maintain up to date equipment history

    5. Maintain training level to perform adequate maintenance performance

    Mechanical Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Utilize Proteus computerized maintenance management system for work scheduling, obtaining location and reorder of replacement spare parts and recording work performed for equipment history.
  • Observe mechanical devices in operation and use your senses and devices to identify the need for repair maintenance. Collaborate with maintenance staff as needed for correct diagnosis and repair of machines.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  • Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and
  • Detect malfunctions and discuss machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair.
  • Dismantle equipment to gain access to remove adjust or replace consumable components, or install new or repaired parts in defective machine and / or equipment.
  • Test, diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, pipe system, hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment as required by plant location.
  • Set up and operate testing devices, welders, drill press, grinders, oxy fuel and propane torches, saws and other tools to make and repair parts of machines and equipment.
  • Clean and maintain HVAC and air compressor coils.
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears and other parts of machinery. Upon discovery of dam aged components replacement may be necessary.
  • Clean, lubricate & adjust equipment per scheduled maintenance protocols.
  • Inspect, clean lubricate and repair and truck loading dock plates to maintain in operational order.
  • Replace electric motor bearings and rewire motors.
  • Repair and maintain production facility.
  • Facilities Electrical Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Inspect and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of facilities equipment including re-
  • securing contact terminations.

  • Inspect and test equipment such as transformers, motors, controls, lighting fixtures, wiring and component parts.
  • Inspect and repair or replace faulty electrical components such as printed circuit boards.
  • Facilities Professional Responsibilities :

  • Communicate task completed to team leaders and supervisors before leaving the area.
  • Communicate faulty conditions found during equipment evaluations to Maintenance Coordinator and Technicians for follow up repair or replacement.
  • Proactively share knowledge and best practices with colleagues, coordinator, and MFG management.
  • Regularly seek skill improvement and up to date information on processes and best practices in maintenance function.
  • Experience :

  • Associate degree from a college or technical school; and twelve months related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, temperature, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to catty out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Knowledge of Office applications such as Word, Excel. And Internet software.
  • May be required to have / obtain licenses to operate powered industrial trucks, boom lifts, scissor lifts, or other types of equipment used to facilitate equipment repairs and accessibility.
  • Allen Bradley PLC programming experience preferred.
  • Desire strong mechanical and electrical experience in a manufacturing environment as well as strong troubleshooting / problem solving skills
  • Physical Demands :

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit.

    The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment :

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    The person in this position will conduct activities in an environmentally responsible and safe manner.

    While performing the duties of this job, the member is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The team member is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration.

    The team member is occasionally exposed to wet and / or humid conditions, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles and toxic, acidic or caustic chemicals.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. During the summer months work environment is very hot.

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