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.

  • Completes repairs, performs preventative maintenance, and troubleshoots maintenance issues on all 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
  • Document 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

Skills and Abilities

  • 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
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Has the ability to make decisions within the scope of the position
  • General computer skills, ability to read and interpret schematics and blueprints, and capable of accurately distinguishing colors
  • Must maintain a clean and safe workspace
  • Must be dependable and have excellent attendance
  • Must be available to work overtime; with little, to no notice
  • Must be able to pass a forklift test and a respirator fit test
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Education and Experience

  • Two-year technical degree in maintenance preferred
  • Minimum two years of experience as a Maintenance Technician preferred
  • Preferred plastic extrusion experience
  • Forklift and scissor lift maintenance experience preferred
  • Basic electrical knowledge preferred
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


  • 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


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


  • Sit
  • Handle (with mechanical equipment) up to 250 pounds
  • Exposure to noise levels above the OSHA action level requiring use of hearing protection


  • 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.