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Maintenance Engineering Technician

Location: Effingham, Illinois, United States
Job ID: 325380WP
Date Posted: Jun 17, 2021
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation.
Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

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Maintenance Engineering Technician


Proficiently demonstrates acquired knowledge and experience to troubleshoot, repair, and enhance CNC equipment as well as other automated, mechanical, hydraulic/pneumatic, and electrical systems.


  • Performs extensive root cause analysis to address machine and process deficiencies.
  • Efficiently diagnoses equipment issues utilizing sound/effective troubleshooting methods.
  • Effectively makes identified repairs to CNC machining and turning centers.
  • Provides technical assistance and resolution of electrical, mechanical, or general automation problems
  • Participates with installation of electrical systems utilizing knowledge of electrical principles, hand tools, and measuring instruments.
  • Modifies electrical systems to correct functional deviations in alignment with NEC electrical codes.
  • Provides assistance modifying new and existing equipment through efforts that: enhance safety, practicality, efficiency, and overall robustness
  • Ability to collaborate well with other technical resources both internal and external to define and solve complex problems.


  • Experience with electrical and mechanical installations.
  • Proficient in PLC programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley and Siemens based systems.
  • Experience in fabrication (i.e. welding, cutting) and the use of manual lathes and mills.
  • Ability to comprehend electrical, hydraulic, mechanical drawings
  • Solid work history.
  • Good oral communications.
  • Understand, follow, and carry out assignments utilizing best work practices.
  • Dependable and responsible.
  • Positive work attitude.
  • Punctual and possesses a sense of urgency
  • Must work safely and abide by all company safety protocols
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to work without supervision - self-motivated problem solver
  • Ability to effectively communicate all necessary information within the department as well as to production.

Education/Experience Requirements :

  • Associates degree (A.A.S.) from two-year technical college or university with Computer-Integrated Manufacturing or Mechanical/Electrical Technology as a preferred course of study.
  • Minimum two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, aptitude tests, references verification, pre-employment drug screening, a pre-employment physical, and a job function test.


Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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