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Otter Tail Corporation Maintenance Technician - 2nd Shift - $2,000 Sign-on Bonus in Lakeville, Minnesota


Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: Maintains, inspects, repairs and tests equipment and machines in the plant as well as the building's operational system. Design and fabricate new equipment and accessories in conjunction with the maintenance function.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain equipment and building through procedures outlined in scheduled preventative maintenance work orders.

  • Repair equipment as necessary to include General repair "M" and Emergency "X", work orders.

  • Be able to read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine repair problems.

  • Be able to fabricate equipment as required to include the associated; welding, cutting and drilling

  • Submit timely progress reports on specific maintenance projects he is in charge of and update all involved individuals.

  • Follows department procedures to enter time and components accurately on maintenance work

  • Uses continuous process improvements to improve preventative maintenance procedures.

  • Be able to replace machine parts as part of repair projects.

  • Consults with the Maintenance Lead and other personnel as required in conjunction with maintenance and/or repair projects.

  • Be able to provide required tool assortment for position within 30 days of Tech 2 status. List will be provided.

  • Must follow BTD safety policies including the wearing of proper PPE at all times when on duty.

  • Participates in other organized activities, committees, etc. within BTD.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus at least two years of related technical training and one year on the job BTD experience or three years of on the job related experience in the machine maintenance field.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Considerable knowledge of trouble shooting and problem solving skills.

  • Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, practices and tools used in electronic and manufacturing maintenance including reading blueprints and schematics.

  • Considerable knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.

  • Must be able to perform moderately complex manufacturing maintenance activities.

  • Must be able to operate general office equipment including maintenance related application on a

  • Must understand and follow routine oral and written instructions.

  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

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 the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)