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Facility Maintenance Technician

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0030819
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2023
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

This role is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting buildings, grounds, and manufacturing equipment. The Facility Maintenance Technician will aid in the implementation of facility related projects.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • 3+ years prior experience as a mechanic, repair technician with an understanding of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and/or refrigeration systems.
  • 1+ year proven experience effectively troubleshooting and utilizing root cause analysis skills, with ability to provide mistake-proofed solutions.
  • Ensures operational availability of machinery and facility equipment by completing corrective & preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines, and lifting devices.
  • Following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Uses hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools.
  • Operates powered industrial vehicles, forklifts, boom and scissor lifts.
  • Completes corrective & preventative maintenance activities related to maintaining wastewater treatment and other facility equipment.
  • Completes corrective & preventative maintenance activities related to regulatory demands in a safety focused manufacturing environment. 
  • Completes facility modification projects including equipment moves, installations and improvements.



  • High school education or equivalent.

Professional experience:

  • Basic reading skills necessary to perform the functions of the job.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working on electrical components, tooling, and mechanical repair.
  • HVAC certification and refrigerant reclaim certification preferred.
  • Ability to rebuild, retrofit and repair electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems is highly preferred.
  • Basic computer skills required (i.e., spreadsheets, data entry, email).
  • 1+ year experience using precision measurement devices required (i.e., pressure gauges, meters, etc.).
  • 1+ year experience working knowledge of machine shop and/or manufacturing equipment preferred.
  • 1+ year experience understanding technical blueprints, electrical schematics, and PLC ladder logic preferred.
  • Prior demonstrated experience with troubleshooting equipment effectively required.
  • Working knowledge of electronics and refrigeration required.
  • Experience with fabrication using a welder, torch, plasma cutter.
  • Experience with sourcing replacement parts.
  • Experience exhibiting customer-focused behavior through effective communication with internal customers, peers and leadership team required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Key behaviors:

  • Lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Lifting over 35 lbs. requires a lifting device, crane, or assistance from another associate.
  • Standing and walking minimum of 8 hours.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist.
  • Must understand and comply with Sullair Safety Standards.
  • Participate in EHS quarterly audits.
  • Required to wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the work area.
  • Required to attend scheduled toolbox and safety meetings.
  • Must immediately report injuries or unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and overtime.
  • Ability to work on call basis to support production off hours.
  • Assertive
  • Critical Thinking
  • Process Driven
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Passionate

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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