Maintenance Technician

  • Sonoco
  • Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
  • Jul 04, 2017
Full time Maintenance Technician

Job Description

Job Description

The essential functions of the position include:

  • The safety and health of employees take precedence over all duties of this job

  • Maintains boilers, compressors, heaters, furnaces and hydraulic units (plant equipment).

  • Repairs fill guns, regulators, control valves, pre-expanders, bead tumblers, water/ steam valves.

  • Performs simple repairs on lift trucks; routine welding and burning with gas and electric.

  • Performs daily routine maintenance/inspections (PM) as required according to quality standards.

  • Repair any fluid or air leaks relating to the mold.

  • Responsible for the pulling and resetting of all mold halves, specifically for the purpose of mold repair.

  • Responsible for assisting with the loading and unloading of all mold carrying trucks.

  • Responsible for the installation and removal of all auxiliary equipment from the manufacturing floor.

  • Perform preventive inspections, lubrication, periodic and incidental maintenance, and repair of production equipment, vehicle equipment and building.

  • Build, install, remodel, troubleshoot and/or make changes to building grounds or equipment, including structures, electrical systems, mechanical systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, building systems and related maintenance.

  • Assist in the design, specification and/or procurement of new equipment. Work with outside contractors and vendors as necessary. Assist in training personnel on the operation of production equipment.

  • Ensure all documentation is completed, submitted and filed in a timely manner

  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on/to molds.

  • Maintains cleanliness of areas.

  • Performs all duties in a manner that demonstrates the highest level of quality and safety.

  • Participate in all safety initiatives.

  • Follow good manufacturing practices.

  • Other duties as required.


  • Associates degree in electrical or mechanical field or graduation from a trade school, preferred but not mandatory.

  • 3 years experience with PLC systems, preferably Allen Bradley 5000 series, Siemens, and Omron. Minimum (3) years industrial maintenance experience required.

  • 2 years experience with DC drives, servos, solenoids, photo eyes, relays, limit switches, and electric motors.

  • 2 years experience with Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems.

  • Must be able to read and or understand written and verbal policy, instruction and directions in English.

  • Must have 480 volt and 3 phase electric.

Company Description Founded in 1899 on the belief that People Build Businesses, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized combined sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has more than 21,000 employees working in more than 340 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco values its people and is committed to giving them every opportunity to use their talent and skills to grow themselves, their careers and our Company. We offer world-class benefits, (including Medical, Dental, Prescription, Paid Holidays, Matching 401K) value people and teamwork, celebrate challenges, reward success, are committed to employee satisfaction and work/life balance, and are recognized worldwide for our commitment to growing future leaders.

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