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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Ferndale, Michigan
Title: Facilities Maintenance Technician

Location: Ferndale, Michigan

For this position, sponsorship would not be available now or in the future​.

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all assets throughout the plant
  • Maintain facility equipment, including powered plant vehicles such as forklifts, terminal tractor/yard truck, skid-steers, telescopic boom lift
  • Maintain steam system piping and auxiliary equipment (condensate pumps, steam traps, etc.)
  • Maintain compressed air system; identify and repair leaks throughout plant
  • Maintain building and grounds, including roll-up doors, automated gates, trash removal and snow removal
  • Troubleshoot mechanical issues and breakdowns
  • Participate in capital project planning and implementation
  • Support contractors on capital projects
  • Install, repair and maintain piping, valves, industrial mixers and pumps
  • Write hot work, confined space, lockout/tagout and line breaking permits as needed
  • Perform calibration of measuring sticks and other instruments requiring calibration
  • Conduct housekeeping activities and Lean Manufacturing practices to ensure an efficient, organized workshop and office area
  • Provide training and mentorship for new FSG members as needed

  • 5+ years of industrial maintenance experience required, chemical industry PREFERRED
  • Strong technical troubleshooting/repairing equipment proficiency and demonstrated field experience
  • Plumbing and pipe fitting experience PREFERRED
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required, including basic math skills
  • Must be able to operate a forklift
  • Arc, MIG & TIG welding experience PREFERRED
  • Ability to operate oxygen-acetylene torch PREFERRED
  • Experience repairing gas and diesel operating equipment PREFERRED
  • Strong work ethic and attendance record, being available on call may be required
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills, experience with computerized maintenance management systems PREFERRED

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Onward Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits promotions, training, termination or any other condition of employment or career development.   All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.

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