RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

The Maintenance Technician routinely performs preventative maintenance on all equipment and components to ensure the continued safe, efficient, and effective operations of equipment used in the facility. This position also assists with maintaining parts inventory, organizing and maintaining the maintenance shop, as well as inspecting and diagnosing malfunctions and breakdowns and performing repairs. The Maintenance Technician must be able to take a proactive approach to preventative maintenance to improve equipment reliability and life.

Level II personnel must be able and willing to perform all level I responsibilities and meet level I skills, abilities, education, and experience in addition to level II responsibilities, skills, abilities and experience requirements.

Responsibilities

Level I

  • Completes routine repairs, preventative maintenance, and troubleshoots maintenance issues on standardized equipment
  • Responds to production requests for immediate attention to production line breakdowns
  • Assists in maintaining the organization of the maintenance shop and adequate parts inventory
  • Documents work completed as required including logs, data reports, procedures, etc.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other departments, including production, warehouse, and quality, regarding the status of maintenance projects and needs
  • Participates in training, retraining, and continual improvement processes and methods
  • Ensures plant is maintained and in accordance with housekeeping policies and guidelines
  • Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Level II

  • Completes more complex repairs, preventative maintenance, and trouble shoots issues on all equipment specific to production operations at each facility
  • Performs work more independently and with limited to no supervision
  • Mentors and trains level I employees; may take a lead role
  • Leads equipment overhaul projects in conjunction with Maintenance Management
  • Identifies and orders parts supplies through the MRO department to maintain critical parts stock levels
  • In smaller sites with limited staff, acts as a utility maintenance that also supports other maintenance activities like electrical support and/or fabrication support on top of general maintenance expectations
  • Travel to other US facilities to assist with complex equipment repairs and maintenance staff training
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

Skills and Abilities
Level I

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work process, and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate courtesy and tact with people in various positions and levels within the company
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking and working both as a team and independently
  • Must have effective time management skills
  • Must have general computer skills, ability to read and interpret schematics and blueprints and is capable of accurately distinguishing colors
  • Must maintain a clean and safe workspace
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be dependable and have excellent attendance
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed; with little, to no notice
  • Must be able to pass a forklift, boom lift, scissor lift, a respirator fit test
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Level II

  • Must be able to work with limited to no supervision
  • Must have effective interpersonal and communication skills to be able to mentor / train other maintenance personnel
  • Must have effective leadership skills
  • Must be able to support other maintenance areas such as electrical or fabrication; travel as needed
Education and Experience

Level I

  • Two-year technical degree in maintenance related field or a combination of education experience
  • Two years of experience as a Maintenance Technician preferred
  • Plastic extrusion experience preferred
  • Forklift and Scissor lift maintenance experience preferred
  • Basic electrical knowledge preferred

Level II

  • Minimum of 5 years of Industrial Maintenance experience required; 2 of those years being work on extruders or related equipment within the plastics industry
  • 1+ years electrical experience in an industrial setting if performing electrical support
  • Must have project work experience; lead capacity preferred
  • Must have stockroom and parts acquisition experience
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Working conditions in the role of a Maintenance Technician may include exposure to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock and non-hazardous chemical agents
Regularly

  • Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Talk and hear to coordinate and operate equipment
  • Use of safety equipment as dictated by the work (safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, face shields, hearing protection, gloves, etc.)
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Frequently

  • Lift and/or move up to 60 pounds
  • Work in temperature extremes, wet and/or humid conditions, with dust, fumes, airborne particles

Occasionally

  • Sit
  • Handle (with mechanical equipment) up to 250 pounds
  • Exposure to noise levels above the OSHA action level requiring use of hearing protection
  • Work at elevated heights of approximately 30 feet

Other

  • Specific vision abilities may require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

EOE, including disability/vets; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or other protected status.