American packaging corporation story city, iowa job description

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JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician
SUMMARY: Provide electrical/mechanical repairs as assigned by Maintenance Supervisor and/or Plant Engineer. Technicians are responsible for electrical and mechanical systems in the facility, which will include daily troubleshooting and routine maintenance activities. Troubleshoot and repair equipment problems that affect productivity of the manufacturing group. Be involved with process improvements providing input in production problem solving.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation’s efforts to achieve a zero accident rate.

  • Familiar and able to work with all PLC activities in the plant to include reading programs and troubleshooting. Be familiar with all HMI systems in the facility with the ability to troubleshoot as necessary.

  • Repair and troubleshoot various types of AC/DC Drives to include Indramat, Siemens, ABB, Hitachi and Reliance.

  • Provide mechanical troubleshooting support working with bearings, gear drives, chain drives, etc.

  • Perform welding assignments as assigned.

  • Troubleshoot electronic and relay logic to the component level.

  • Troubleshoot electrical issues, which will include both single phase and three phase applications.

  • Adhere to all company safety guidelines.

  • Communicate with fellow technicians to help assure a safe work environment and strive for downtime reduction.

  • Attend and participate in all company-mandated meetings.

  • Any other responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Related Associates/two year and/or a minimum of four to six years experience preferably from a manufacturing environment (see other skills and abilities section).


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret engineering documents such as blueprints, schematics, flow charts and mechanical and electrical drawings, general business reports, and technical procedures. Ability to effectively present information and to respond to questions from Supervisors and plant personnel.


Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Candidate must possess/exhibit the following skills/abilities:

  • Absenteeism: at work everyday on time

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Communication Skills: technical information, internal/external customers, all levels of employees

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Fork truck license

  • Ability to work independently

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Organizational skills

  • Safety minded

  • Shift work

  • Team: work as a member/ with all employees

  • Maintenance employees are required to purchase and use their own basic set of tools. A general list of commonly used tools is available upon request.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb and balance. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Anything needing to be lifted that exceeds this poundage should be moved with the help of another individual or by using a mechanical aid. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, distance and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles (works in an environment where solvent based inks are used). The employee frequently works in high, precarious places, in humid conditions (summer humidity, plant is not air conditioned), and is exposed to electrical shock (only authorized maintenance personnel are allowed access to electrical cabinets).
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Hearing protection is mandated.

Rev. 27OCT09 Travis Perry

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