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Kohler Co. Maintenance Hourly Technician Alternating Night Shift in BROWNWOOD, Texas

Maintenance Hourly Technician Alternating Night Shift

Location: Brownwood, TX

Opportunity

BASIC FUNCTION

Installs, debugs, troubleshoots, maintains, PM, repairs, and/or overhauls all plant equipment, facilities, and utilities. Solves problems and makes decisions relative to these functions while working with little or no direct supervision. Follows all plant guidelines and policies in performing those functions. Assists all plant supervision and other personnel to promote optimum manufacturing efficiency. Provide support to Maintenance Supervisor and Area Assistant on KARS Tier levels and other reporting as needed. Technician will be responsible for leading multiple projects, and required to assist in design, install, and develop BOM’s on various new and existing automation projects. Require working knowledge of Excel, Word, Project ,SAP and various other software.

Days/Hours 5pm-5am ( Alternating Night Shift Rotation) Days on and Days off

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Practices and follows all required safety regulations and familiarity with OSHA safety standards and regulations.

Installs and/or repairs electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic and robotic equipment, machines, or systems. All work must be adjusted, assembled, or aligned to equipment manufacturer or Kohler Co. specifications.

Able to do high level programming of PLC/Robot control

In-depth knowledge of automation controls and robotics; prefer Allen Bradley and Fanuc

Ability to troubleshoot and repair any PLC ladder logic issue including documentation

Provides technical assistance in troubleshooting complex maintenance problems.

Assists in developing and implementing ergonomic and process improvements in manufacturing to improve reliability and productivity.

Strong mechanical, analytical, and solution driven skills

Uses SAP Maintenance system to track Work Orders and order/track parts.

Guides, instructs, and trains equipment operators in the operation, adjustment, and PM inspection of equipment used in producing ware.

Read and interpret engineering blueprints.

Critical Thinking: once a problem is identified, Industrial Technician should be able to deal with it critically.

Participates in task team problem solving operations.

Practices and follows all required safety regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervision.

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to Maintenance Team Leader

Organization Relationships:

Frequent contact with all levels of production and maintenance supervision to discuss systems and equipment malfunctions, scheduling of repairs and changes.

Frequent contact with Purchasing to procure production and maintenance supplies, obtains estimates for new or replacement equipment.

Periodic contact with Engineering in design and costing of new or changed system and equipment.

External Business Relationships:

Frequent contact with suppliers of equipment and maintenance supplies.

Frequent contact with contractors and service representatives for system and equipment repair and replacement.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Must meet all the following:

High School graduate.

Five years practical experience in Industrial Automation.

Read, understand, and apply information from maintenance manual; blueprints; and electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics schematics.

Internal candidates will have zero safety accidents/incidents in previous 5 years.

Must have experience scheduling work and leading team.

Must meet one of the following:

State license in one of the following:

Master of Journeyman Plumbers or Electrical License.

Waste Water Plant or Water Purification Operators License.

Federal or State License in any related mechanical field.

License to handle, reclaim or recycle refrigeration gases as required by 1990 Clean-Air Act.

College degree in Engineering or Business.

Two years of completed undergraduate coursework.

Graduate of technical school.

5 years of experience in industrial maintenance.

Must be able to perform routine and complex maintenance services with a journeyman’s or technicians’ proficiency in the following areas:

Electrical power and controls, including PLC’s and other programmable instrumentation.

Robotics

Hydraulics/pneumatics.

Mechanical maintenance.

Plumbing, pipe fitting, and welding.

HVAC systems and controls.

5 years’ experience in Industrial Automation

Must have the ability to read, understand, and apply information from maintenance manuals: to read and understand drawings and schematics.

Must be able to communicate with and coordinate with area supervision and be willing to work in all areas of plant operations as needed.

Must be able to work in extreme heat associates with dryer and kilns.

Must be able to work outdoors.

Must be able to work walk long distances, climb stairs and ladders and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

PLC experience required with working knowledge and experience with Allen Bradley preferred.

Robotic experience required with working knowledge of Fanuc preferred.

Must have knowledge of Advanced Industrial Fundamentals.

Skills/Requirements

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Practices and follows all required safety regulations and familiarity with OSHA safety standards and regulations.

Installs and/or repairs electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic and robotic equipment, machines, or systems. All work must be adjusted, assembled, or aligned to equipment manufacturer or Kohler Co. specifications.

Able to do high level programming of PLC/Robot control

In-depth knowledge of automation controls and robotics; prefer Allen Bradley and Fanuc

Ability to troubleshoot and repair any PLC ladder logic issue including documentation

Provides technical assistance in troubleshooting complex maintenance problems.

Assists in developing and implementing ergonomic and process improvements in manufacturing to improve reliability and productivity.

Strong mechanical, analytical, and solution driven skills

Uses SAP Maintenance system to track Work Orders and order/track parts.

Guides, instructs, and trains equipment operators in the operation, adjustment, and PM inspection of equipment used in producing ware.

Read and interpret engineering blueprints.

Critical Thinking:once a problem is identified, Industrial Technician should be able to deal with it critically.

Participates in task team problem solving operations.

Practices and follows all required safety regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervision.

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS

Supervisory Relationships:

Reports to Maintenance Team Leader

Organization Relationships:

Frequent contact with all levels of production and maintenance supervision to discuss systems and equipment malfunctions, scheduling of repairs and changes.

Frequent contact with Purchasing to procure production and maintenance supplies, obtains estimates for new or replacement equipment.

Periodic contact with Engineering in design and costing of new or changed system and equipment.

External Business Relationships:

Frequent contact with suppliers of equipment and maintenance supplies.

Frequent contact with contractors and service representatives for system and equipment repair and replacement.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Must meet all the following:

High School graduate.

Five years practical experience in Industrial Automation.

Read, understand, and apply information from maintenance manual; blueprints; and electrical, hydraulics and pneumatics schematics.

Internal candidates will have zero safety accidents/incidents in previous 5 years.

Must have experience scheduling work and leading team.

Must meet one of the following:

State license in one of the following:

Master of Journeyman Plumbers or Electrical License.

Waste Water Plant or Water Purification Operators License.

Federal or State License in any related mechanical field.

License to handle, reclaim or recycle refrigeration gases as required by 1990 Clean-Air Act.

College degree in Engineering or Business.

Two years of completed undergraduate coursework.

Graduate of technical school.

5 years of experience in industrial maintenance.

Must be able to perform routine and complex maintenance services with a journeyman’s or technicians’ proficiency in the following areas:

Electrical power and controls, including PLC’s and other programmable instrumentation.

Robotics

Hydraulics/pneumatics.

Mechanical maintenance.

Plumbing, pipe fitting, and welding.

HVAC systems and controls.

5 years’ experience in Industrial Automation

Must have the ability to read, understand, and apply information from maintenance manuals: to read and understand drawings and schematics.

Must be able to communicate with and coordinate with area supervision and be willing to work in all areas of plant operations as needed.

Must be able to work in extreme heat associates with dryer and kilns.

Must be able to work outdoors.

Must be able to work walk long distances, climb stairs and ladders and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

PLC experience required with working knowledge and experience with Allen Bradley preferred.

Robotic experience required with working knowledge of Fanuc preferred.

Must have knowledge of Advanced Industrial Fundamentals.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com .

It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the FederalEEO is the Law (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and theEEO is the Law Supplement (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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