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Rehrig Pacific Company Maintenance Lead Technician in Los Angeles, California

Maintenance Lead Technician

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Job ID: 1169


Position Title: Maintenance lead Technician

Manager: Maintenance manager

Position Location: Local

Manager Once Removed: Technical services manager

Date Prepared: 04/21/2021

Here at Rehrig Pacific, we are all about our people. Since 1913, our organization has focused on sustainable supply chain solutions while creating a culture and atmosphere where amazing people, like you, are celebrated for doing their best work. Rehrig Pacific has grown to meet the needs of our industry consumers across the country and internationally. We are constantly creating innovative solutions to transcend the new standards set forth by our customers. We find true fulfillment in helping others, both within the Rehrig Pacific family and in our communities. As servant leaders, we lead by example.

Brief Role Description

The Maintenance lead technician serves as a liaison between the Maintenance Manager and the Maintenance Technicians, ensuring priorities are aligned and overseeing the execution of work. This role is responsible for supervising the daily work of the maintenance team, ensuring work is completed accurately and within the expected timeframe. The lead technician will provide guidance and directions when needed and helps actively solving problems on anything related to low voltage and basic automation tasks. HE will also be managing the maintenance spare parts program. This role does not have direct reports.

Areas of Accountability

  • Manage and supervise the daily execution of maintenance work, which includes ensuring parts and supplies are available, planning and assigning work, providing effective and timely team communication of work status and updates, and overseeing the work to ensure efficient and accurate completion of tasks.

  • Accurately complete all necessary documentation, which may include documentation related to preventative maintenance, preparation for an internal reliability audit, etc.

  • Develops SOPs and troubleshooting guides.

  • Perform maintenance work alongside maintenance technicians; assist in training maintenance technicians and provide guidance to the team on work procedures.

  • Assist with troubleshooting as needed.

  • Create an improvement plan for preventive and predictive maintenance.

  • Develop, implement, and share beneficial standards and work procedures.

  • Work diligently with all departments to find permanent solutions to reoccurring problems or issues. Participate in and/or lead root cause analysis of down time events.

  • Maintain a positive approach in a fast-paced dynamic work environment.

  • May be expected to manage spare parts inventory and/or manage maintenance costs within budget.

  • Provide support for technical teams within the plant.

Contribute to the development of the local maintenance team according to Rehrig-s core values

Core Performance Behaviors: Living Our Values, Customer Focus, Managing Complexity, Ensuring Accountability, Managing Conflict, Driving Engagement, Directing Work.

  • Coach and lead the maintenance team in alignment with and exemplifying our core values. Coach others to do the same.

  • Demonstrate safety leadership. Ensure actions and initiatives within the maintenance team are in alignment and in support of the plant safety program. Take immediate action to resolve safety concerns.

  • Utilize the Rehrig Management System to define, audit, and continuously improve maintenance processes.

  • Establish plant cleanliness and organization (5S) expectations and practices.

General Responsibilities

  • With Management Team, advance local maintenance metrics.

  • Administer maintenance related training to the local operations team.

  • Audit maintenance related work and core processes for adherence and improvement purposes.

Behavioral Performance Expectations

  • Living Our Values - Ensures team understands the values and keeps them top of mind through continual communication

  • Customer Focus - Addresses gaps in the workgroup-s ability to meet emerging customer needs - both internal and external customers

  • Manages Complexity - Defines complex issues clearly despite incomplete information and is able to use the team to manage day-to-day changes and production concerns

  • Ensures Accountability - Accepts responsibility for successes and failures of own work and the team-s work

  • Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with minimum noise

  • Drives Engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives


  • Technical degree with focus on electric or automation certification.

  • Injection molding experience preferred. Specific experience with Krauss Maffei machines a plus.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement processes from ground up.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and experience with project management tools.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and departments.

  • Experience with Robots and automation

  • Experience with Lean Enterprise, including 5S, kaizen, Kanban, visual controls, root cause analysis, and problem solving.

  • Emphasis on & knowledge of safe work practices required (OSHA, NEC, etc.)

  • Experience with CMMS Systems