Maintenance TECHNICIAN
Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Missouri City , TX
Category: Manufacturing, Skilled & Trades, Mechanics
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 10/4/2018

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring equipment uptime through timely, in-depth troubleshooting and repair.


The Maintenance Technician performs troubleshooting and repair of all production equipment including injection molders, blow molders, fillers/cappers, labelers, case packers, conveyors, palletizers, and stretch wrappers.


The Maintenance Technician also performs troubleshooting and repair of facilities and auxiliary equipment, such as chillers, air compressors, Reverse Osmosis, other water filtration equipment and general maintenance of the plant.


The Maintenance Technician works directly with machine Operators, Supervisors, Preventative Maintenance Mechanics and Sr. Maintenance Technicians to resolve mechanical issues that arise during shift.


The Maintenance Technician proposes solutions to complex and reoccurring problems on production equipment to Sr. Mechanics and Management to resolve issues.


Detailed Description

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems using schematics, technical drawings and testing equipment
  • Repair equipment, fixtures, systems, conveyors, and other equipment at facility
  • Modify, lubricate, diagnose, and operate equipment in accordance with Niagara’s defined processes
  • Maintain industrial control systems
  • Work independently and with other team members to complete repairs in a safe and timely manner
  • Create and report repairs throughout shift. Complete required work order paperwork, document parts and material usage
  • Understand and follow plant safety rules including safe lifting practices and safe machine operation. Personal Protective Equipment is to be used where required
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job to ensure equipment and facility up-time
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice

Minimum requirements

Experience and education

  • 2 years of work experience in a maintenance environment or an Associate’s Degree in a
    maintenance-related field
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook



  • Effective communication of issues and solutions t cross-functional team members
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics: electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic
  • Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, bench
    grinder, drill press, mill and lathe, and assorted power tools
  • Proficient skills with precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, dial indicators, bore gauges, and depth gauges
  • Willingness t be a technical leader and trainer within a specific area of plant or machine

Preferred requirements


Experience and Education

  • 5 years of maintenance experience
  • Associate’s Degree in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, mechatronics, industrial
    manufacturing, manufacturing automation or other similar manufacturing-related
  • Experience in high-speed manufacturing, bottling, beverage, packaging, or plastics industries 
  • Experience with the following technologies:
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD), serv drives, and serv motor
  • Rotary equipment such as rotary press or filler
  • Thermodynamics, heat transfer, or plastics processing
  • Krones, Sidel, or Husky equipment
  • HVAC including chillers and/or air compressors
  • Experience working with electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics for troubleshooting


Preferred Skills

  • Skilled in fabrication capabilities such as cutting and welding (mig, tig or stick)
  • Skilled working with electrical systems including 480VAC & 24VDC power
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics for process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Skilled in the repair of variable frequency drives, serv motors and controllers,
    communication systems (asi-bus, can-bus, profi-bus, ethernet), PLC input/output cards, and safety modules



  • Commitment to demonstrating safe working behaviors
  • Self-driven for continued learning
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to teach fellow technicians
  • Sense of ownership of area of responsibility
  • Strong initiative t escalate and resolve issues
Missouri City , TX 77489
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