GE Appliances, a Haier company Maintenance Technician - Appliance Park (earn up to $29.27 per hour) in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Title

Maintenance Technician - Appliance Park (earn up to $29.27 per hour)

The Challenge

Role Summary/Purpose:

The Maintenance Technician supports appliance manufacturing operations to ensure equipment reliability and uptime in support of safety, quality, delivery and cost objectives. It is an industrial maintenance role involving machine setup, troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and improve hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical equipment

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot VFD’s and Servo Drives, setting and adjusting parameters and replacement of such devices

  • Perform preventive maintenance

  • Complete shop records and use reporting systems following established procedures

  • Provide quick response to maintenance requests and calls from maintenance leadership and manufacturing operations teams

  • Follow safe work methods and procedures at all times to avoid injury to self and co-workers or damage to company property, including use of all required personal protective equipment, following safety precautions (e.g. LOTO), ensuring machine guards, etc.

  • Perform welding and plumbing as needed

  • Follow proper housekeeping standards to ensure clean and organized maintenance work areas

  • Adhere to all company policies and practices

  • The factories are not climate controlled – conditions can be hot or cold.

  • Ability to work at heights.

  • Operate motorized equipment, including but not limited to scissor lifts, JLGs, fork trucks, etc.

  • Use a wide range of powered tools and hand tools and vibratory tools/equipment.

  • Physical demands of the position include: Frequently handling various parts and/or equipment; frequently standing, walking, reaching at shoulder and waist level, bending, pushing/pulling, grasping, pinching, using fine motor dexterity, and neck flexion; occasionally sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at knee and floor level, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders/stairs, pivoting, twisting, neck extension and rotation, shoulder circumduction, and lying supine. Handling and lifting parts/equipment – minimum 64 lbs., carrying 64 lbs., and pushing/pulling, 75 lbf.

  • Ability to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

  • Ability to work at heights.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or GED equivalent

  • Minimum 18 years of age or older

  • Must possess a valid Driver's License

  • Education and/or work experience requirements:

  • Certified Journeyman with 2 or more years of experience in one of the following trades: Electrical or Mechanical,

  • OR Associates Degree or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical field with at least 2 years of current hands-on working experience,

  • OR Minimum of 8 years of experience working in Industrial Maintenance trades

  • Experience working with 480V, 220V, 120V, and low volt DC electrical controls and systems

  • Ability to read / understand electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic schematics

  • Good work ethic and a positive attitude; willingness to learn new ways and meet expectations of the various maintenance assignments

  • Dependability; demonstrate and maintain good attendance and punctuality

  • Mechanical aptitude – ability to understand basic mechanical concepts and relationships

  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English

  • Ability to work in a loud/noisy environment

  • Ability to change shifts and work overtime and weekends, as required

  • Ability to operate motorized equipment, including but not limited to scissor lifts, JLGs, fork trucks, etc.

  • Ability to use a wide range of powered tools and hand tools and vibratory tools/equipment.

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation, including, but not limited to: Frequently handling various parts and/or equipment; frequently standing, walking, reaching at shoulder and waist level, bending, pushing/pulling, grasping, pinching, using fine motor dexterity, and neck flexion; occasionally sitting, reaching overhead, reaching at knee and floor level, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders/stairs, pivoting, twisting, neck extension and rotation, shoulder circumduction, and lying supine. Handling and lifting parts/equipment – minimum 64 lbs., carrying 64 lbs., and pushing/pulling, 75 lbf.

  • Ability to work with parts/equipment which may be hot, cold, and/or wet.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

  • Ability to work at heights.

What you need to Succeed

Desired Characteristics:

  • Education and/or work experience preferred:

  • Certified Journeyman with 4 or more years of experience in one of the following trades: Electrical or Mechanical,

  • OR Associates Degree or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical field with at least 4 years of current hands-on working experience,

  • OR Minimum of 10 years of experience working in Industrial Maintenance trades

  • Proficient in a trade listed above while able to perform at least two other complementary skills to a satisfactory degree

  • Prior experience troubleshooting and problem solving in a manufacturing or industrial environment

  • Experience working with pneumatic, hydraulic, and basic mechanical systems

  • Knowledge of Robot operations and programming

  • PLC experience preferred. Understanding of PLC logic, performing minor editing and programming changes

  • Experience working with the following electrical diagrams: PLC logic, process flow diagrams, instrument flow diagrams and/or P&ID drawings

  • Experience working with Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Analog and digital AC/DC drive systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems

  • Experience working with electrical tools, test equipment and instruments used in industrial plant applications

  • Knowledge of safe shop operation practices

  • Technical certifications a plus

GE Appliances is always reviewing its jobs to find ways to make them less physically demanding and/or to identify additional physical demands that should be evaluated to ensure applicants have the necessary abilities to perform essential job functions safely and successfully. From time to time, GE Appliances implements new physical demands during the period after applicants began the hiring process but before a hiring decision is made. In these instances, GE Appliances will apply the new, updated physical demands when it makes the hiring decision. If necessary, GE Appliances will require applicants to be retested to make an informed decision about their abilities to be employed in the position sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat of harm.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.