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Otter Tail Corporation Maintenance Technician III *1st Shift* in Washington, Illinois


New Starting Wages!! Up to $23.49 starting!up to 3 weeks of vacation, plus paid holidays *Paid Weekly!Benefits starting 1st of the monthSafety Boots, Prescription Safety, Glasses, and Hearing Protection discounts401(k) match and discounted stock Tuition ReimbursementMedical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term, Long Term, Accident, and Critical Illness insuranceBTD has a wide variety of shifts. Apply today. Got to to see all our openings in MN, IL, and GA.

Company Overview:

BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1400+ 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 all equipment and machines in the plant as well as the building’s operational system. Trains new employees in proper equipment operation and provides ongoing information as required. Designs and fabricates new equipment and accessories in conjunction with the maintenance function. Serve as an occasional leader on maintenance projects.

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:

  1. Able to train employees on proper equipment operation procedures and responds to questions as required.

  2. Maintains plant and building equipment through periodic inspections and cleaning

  3. Repairs equipment as necessary to include responding to emergency work orders.

  4. Reads blueprints and schematic drawings to determine repair problems.

  5. Uses continuous process improvements to improve preventative maintenance procedures.

  6. Assist in fabricating equipment as required to include the associated welding, cutting and drilling activities.

  7. Maintains accurate records of equipment repairs.

  8. Submits timely progress reports on specific maintenance projects and updates the involved individuals and/or departments.

  9. Replaces machine parts as part of repair projects.

  10. Consults with Maintenance Supervisor and other personnel as required in conjunction with maintenance and/or repair projects.

  11. 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 three years on the job related experience. MUST HAVE SECOND CLASS C OR HIGHER BOILER LISCENSE.

Experience and Skills Required: At least three years of recent related manufacturing maintenance experience which includes the following skills and abilities:

  1. Strong working knowledge of troubleshooting and problem solving.

  2. Strong working knowledge of the materials, methods and practices used in electronic and manufacturing maintenance operations including reading blueprints and schematics.

  3. Strong working knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.

  4. Ability to organize and perform complex manufacturing maintenance activities.

  5. Ability to operate general office equipment including maintenance related application on a microcomputer.

  6. Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.

  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  8. Ability to establish organized training procedure including training, encouragement, direction and involvement.

  9. Ability to build and encourage sound work ethics and independence among new maintenance staff.

  10. The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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)