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Maintenance Technician

Americas, USA, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Manufacturing / Production
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The SCA North America Global Hygiene Supply, Personal Care (Product Supply) team is currently searching for a Maintenance Technician. This role will be based out of our manufacturing site in Bowling Green, KY.

The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for providing technical support (electrical & mechanical) to the production lines, maintain maintenance and repairs that meet the needs of plant Operations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Continuously improve the safety results of the maintenance shop by challenging and improving our safety procedures and methods;
  • Continuously maintain a constant flow of communication and information within the team;
  • Perform electrical and mechanical support to resolve ongoing issues for all machines;
  • Support the plant operations needs by participating in the daily operations meeting;
  • Assist Mechanical Specialists with machine upgrades and CIP activities that require electrical and mechanical input;
  • Identify and develop plans to resolve long term production (electrical and mechanical) issues;
  • Actively pursue continuous process improvement activities to maximize product quality, uptime, waste and material usage;
  • Participate in maintenance meetings at regular intervals for communication and problem solving;
  • Assist Electrical Specialist in developing training to enhance electrical skills of the maintenance technicians;
  • Maintain maintenance shop equipment in safe workable condition;
  • Guide Production technicians on safe electrical and mechanical work practices;
  • Participate in electrical and mechanical training’s to build personal capabilities and transfer information to other maintenance technicians;
  • Assist technology group with the development of electrical and mechanical CIP plans associated with Capital projects;
  • Ensure understanding of different ongoing plant projects among maintenance team;
  • Coach, Train, Develop, and motivate team members through feedback, participation, group decision-making, and open communication;
  • Encourage an open and positive “CAN-DO” environment;
  • Recognize individuals/team for their accomplishments;
  • Assist Safety Leader in identifying and repairing electrical and mechanical hazards;
  • Provide input to the Technology Engineers with potential issue identifications and developing proposals for the capital projects. Support key project startups;
  • Communicate with other resource and support team member for an efficient operation;
  • Proactively work with Mechanical Specialists in understanding the plant operations needs and develop plans to support them;
  • Proactively solicit feedback on the Maintenance technician’s service from the internal customers to ensure all the needs are being met;
  • Work with Business Unit Leaders and operating teams to develop a strong working relationship between Maintenance and production;
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure spare parts functionality after they arrive in the plant;
  • Maintain communication with BUL regarding efficiencies, action plans, employee relation concerns or other information that impacts the success of the business;
  • Coordinate the P.M. activities to minimize the unscheduled P.M. time to an optimal level;
  • Assist activities to minimize spare parts usage cost with the Mechanical Specialists ($100);
  • Optimize the cost of rebuild parts;
  • Assist Procurement Team Leader in identifying the optimal level of spare parts inventory;
  • A willingness to support lines crewmembers in day-to-day operations and short-term coverage in operating the line.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Electrical Technology/Applied Science or equivalent;
  • Three plus (3+) years manufacturing and or industrial maintenance;
  • Technical knowledge of Allen Bradley, Siemens 500/505 family, Siemens S5 family PLC’s;
  • Technical knowledge of drives; specially used extensively in SCA i.e. Atlas Copco, Siemens and Seco etc;
  • Machine electrical and mechanical process knowledge too include diaper process knowledge;
  • Strong electrical trouble shooting skills;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Strong PC skills;
  • Understand electrical documentation;
  • Site safety rules, NEC and OSHA regulations;
  • Good Communication skills (Written and Verbal);
  • Strong ability to train others;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to confront issues;
  • Ability to lead resources to resolve issues.

Additional Information

SCA is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.  EEO Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled.

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SCA at a glance

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2015 amounted to approximately SEK 115bn (EUR 12.3bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit