Maintenance Technician in Latta, SC at Signode

Date Posted: 8/4/2022

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Requisition Number = Latta - S-2022-08-001

Maintenance Technician - Latta, SC

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Maintenance Technician, Latta, SC



Title of Immediate Supervisor/Leader to Whom This Position Reports: Maintenance Manager 

*Expected Daily Work Hours: 12 Hours 

*Expected Weekly Work Schedule: 36/48 Rotating Schedule 

* Non-exempt employees will normally work 8-12 hour per shift. Exempt employees will typically work at least 40 hours per week and such additional time as may be reasonably required to fulfill the obligations of their position description. * 

About The Position Overview 

The successful candidate must have a “safety-first” mindset, be a self-motivated partner supporting production operations, be committed to producing quality products and drive continuous improvement throughout the organization. Primary responsibilities include machine maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and improvement of complex plastics processing and ancillary equipment. The candidate will be required to perform root cause analysis, expediently develop and implement solutions and strive to increase equipment reliability, efficiency and effectiveness. Our ideal candidate ensures that the facility and equipment are maintained at the highest level and runs efficiently; will coordinate and implement preventive maintenance activities; provides guidance to peers to ensure optimum production, quality and safety while minimizing cost, energy usage and waste in accordance with corporate policies and health and safety regulations. Primary duties and responsibilities 

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

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. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

  • Read, interpret, troubleshoot, and perform circuit assembly from schematic diagrams. 

  • Diagnose failures in a timely manner and provide integrated solutions to prevent reoccurrence. 


  • Diagnose and evaluate equipment needs, develop integrated solutions in a timely manner to avoid reoccurrence. 

  • Install and/or modify equipment working from detailed engineering documentation. 

  • Develop and implement modifications and equipment improvements based on input and operational observations 


  • Knowledgeable in electrical distribution and machine controls ranging from 24 to 480 volts AC/DC. Able to read, interpret and troubleshoot using schematic diagrams. 

  • Have a working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers, Variable Frequency Drives, analog and digital DC drives, Robotics and automated conveyor systems. Revision: 05/10/2018 

  • Be able to diagnose electrical failures in a timely manner and provide solutions to avoid reoccurrence. 

  • Ability to diagnose and implement solutions to equipment issues that are electrical in nature. Other roles/duties may be assigned as necessary to assist the Company in the attainment of its goals and objectives. 

    Position Qualifications 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Through understanding of general and maintenance safe work practices such as LOTO, Hot Work, Electrical Safety, PPE etc. 

  • Strong electrical and mechanical knowledge to perform maintenance tasks involving AC/DC control circuits, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, lubrication, welding, plumbing, hand tool and shop practices, blue print reading. 

  • Contributes to and utilizes the preventive maintenance program to minimize unplanned downtime. 

  • Initiates production equipment modifications that increase productivity and reduce waste. Typical machinery includes, but is not limited to: extruders, web handling equipment, rotary slitters, winders, pneumatic conveyors, belt conveyors, chillers, towers and other Production Support Equipment. 

  • Analyzes mechanical and operational problems with equipment, plans and takes corrective action. Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maximize safe production and product quality. 

  • Supports and provides leadership with plant and facility maintenance needs critical to maintaining production and delivery commitments. 


  • Minimum three years of industrial maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, plastics background preferred. 

  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Solid computer skills with ability to input/export information into a CMMS. 

  • Experience in a plastic extrusion a plus. 

  • Ability to work 12 hours shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Extended work hours may occasionally be required. 


  • High School diploma or equivalent 

    Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment 


  • Lathes 

  • Drill Press 

  • Milling Machine 

  • Pipe Threading Equipment 

  • Band Saw 

    We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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