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Maintenance Lead Technician

Current Opening

Fort Worth, TX

Role Description:

We are currently seeking a qualified Maintenance Lead Technician to join our Fort Worth, TX team! As Maintenance Lead Technician, you will be responsible for managing and maintaining the equipment to maximize plant production at the lowest cost, the highest quality, and within optimum safety standards.

All applicants must have good knowledge and previous work experience with the following: Flexo-Folder Gluers (FFG), rotary die cutters (RDC), both hot and cold glue systems, strappers/unitizers and basic electronics is a plus. Hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, rebuilding, gear trains, fabrication, and welding is a plus.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage department with a safety-first focus.
  • Develop, lead, schedule, and maintain Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Identify and implement cost reductions.
  • Maintain accurate equipment maintenance records.
  • Implement maintenance program that optimizes capital equipment life.
  • Manages inventory stores to minimize parts on hand while ensuring critical spare parts are stocked.
  • Work with Plant Manager and Production Supervisor to develop departments annual budget.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain written maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Utilize Amtech for planning, tracking, prioritizing, etc. department activities and manage the backlog in the system.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the timely completion of maintenance work orders.
  • Responsible for Root Cause Analysis/Corrective Action of unplanned breakdowns.
  • Create an effective Plant Maintenance Program using industry best practices to maximize equipment reliability and uptime.
  • Contact and work with vendors and subcontractors to achieve desired results.
  • Monitor warranties and service guarantees. Notify personnel of impending expiration dates.
  • Develop and implement short- and long-term maintenance strategy to enable operating efficiency in alignment with company values.
  • Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including union contract, safety program, environmental initiatives, and good housekeeping.
  • Report to Plant Manager any information that may impede the operation of the plant as soon as it becomes known, while providing technical expertise regarding plant equipment and facilities.
  • Interface with Production Team and provides a high level of customer service.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the plant management, supervisory staff, and hourly employees.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Strong Communication skills with ability to adjust communication style and interact across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead multiple operation initiatives, including training, development, and operational standardization.
  • Knowledge of methods, accepted practices, considerations, and regulatory requirements associated with safety and protection of the employees, environment, and site.
  • Knowledge of the electrical, mechanical and logistics equipment used in manufacturing, including its safe usage, maintenance, and storage.
  • Be a strategic thinker with the confidence to make decisions which impact safety, uptime, and productivity.
  • Safety sensitive position – ability to work in a constant state of alertness and a safe manner.
  • Adept at problem-solving and identifying root cause to implement preventative methods.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing maintenance practices.
  • Ability to work overtime when needed.
  • Minimum of 5 or more years of experience in the corrugated box industry with heavy experience in electronics, mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electricity preferred.
Compensation & Benefits:

Payment is dependent upon experience. BCBS medical/pharmacy plan, 401k, Disability, Life/AD&D, Dental/Vision plans, Paid Vacation, and more.

About Rusken Packaging:

Rusken Packaging is a manufacturer of corrugated boxes, covering the southern and eastern U.S. Operating nineteen (19) facilities spread across ten (10) states, Rusken is one of the largest independent corrugated manufacturers in North America. For 50 years, our vision has been to provide our customers with the very best quality, value, and service in the industry, doing business with people you trust.

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