Maintenance Technician

at PlastiPak
Location Medina, Ohio
Date Posted July 15, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Position Summary:

Responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of blow molding machines and related equipment, to include tooling and various downstream equipment.


  • Performs mechanical, electrical, electronic, and pneumatic troubleshooting.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.  Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Starts devices to test their performance and ensures proper corrective action has been taken.
  • Sets up and operates drill press, grinders and other metal working tools to make and repair parts.
  • Initiates purchase requisitions for parts and machines.  
  • Makes adjustments and repairs on machinery in the designated work area.
  • Monitors and performs necessary repairs, and records all changes.
  • Completes preventative maintenance requirements.
  • Helps maintain customer requirements according to specifications in bottle weights and various dimensions.
  • Performs changeovers with production associates, following changeover schedules.
  • Works together with Process Technicians and Team Leaders to resolve technical process problems with color, mold and label changeovers.
  • Performs line changeover procedures and ensures correct completion and successful start ups.
  • Makes suggestions to improve procedures and streamline processes to reduce changeover time.
  • Prepares equipment and supplies (molds, trim tooling, etc.) for changeovers, including outfitting molds and repairing tooling.
  • Follows correct housekeeping and safety procedures.
  • Attends all related training sessions and team meetings.
  • Responsible for maintaining ISO standards, including consistent data documentation in PICS/SAP.
  • Responsible for reporting food safety issues to personnel with authority to initiate action.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Welding and fabricator experience preferred.
  • Demonstrates strong teamwork ethic.
  • Exhibits a high level of self-motivation and flexibility of job assignments.
  • Works overtime as necessary, based on production needs/demands.
  • Possesses an appropriate balance of technical and interpersonal communication skills, and willingness to extend knowledge through training.
  • Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, blue prints, and schematics correctly.
  • Applies concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations effectively.
  • Carries out instructions furnished in written, verbal, or diagram form correctly, applying good judgment and practical knowledge.
  • Effectively deals with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • High school Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Essential Functions:

  • Regularly stand / walk up to 8 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Able to work on aerial platforms up to 20 ft.
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