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Lead Maintenance Technician

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

What we’re about:

  • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.

  • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.

  • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.

  • Entrepreneurialism-We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible to work under the direction of the Technical/Quality Manager and Maintenance Coordinator. This position will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Maintenance Coordinator with coordination and oversight of the various maintenance, repair and troubleshooting activities.  This includes allocation of resources, scheduling and performing or assisting in the performance of preventive maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting on manufacturing, packaging and/or facilities equipment. This position assists in the direction of the technical activities of other maintenance technicians on shift. 


  • Responsible to always promote a safety culture and awareness throughout the plant and within their area.  Support and adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures always. 

  • Maintain a positive morale environment; assist Coordinator in addressing issues within the team. 

  • Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices. 

  • Plan assignments and direct Line Mechanics and Electricians as needed to ensure all scheduled PMs and repairs are being completed effectively. Provide assistance where needed.  

  • May fill in for Maintenance Coordinator as needed. 

  • May assist Maintenance Coordinator in creating work schedules. 

  • Provide on the job training for Line Mechanics and Electricians.

  • Works individually or with other Line Mechanics and Electricians in performing repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment.

  • Performs mechanical and electrical equipment repairs as well as maintenance in accordance with schematics, diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturer's specifications or verbal instructions while using hand tools, power tools, precision-measuring and testing instruments. Machinery and equipment may include engines, motors, pumps, pneumatics, conveyor systems, production machines and equipment.

  • Recommends measures to the Coordinator or Manager to improve maintenance methods, equipment performance and product quality.

  • Install, monitor, test, repair, and replace electrical circuits, motors, lighting fixtures, circuit breakers and transformers using appropriate tools and testing instruments.

  • Operate, repair and maintain high voltage switchgear, controls, motor control centers and PLC’s.

  • Troubleshoot and repair primary and secondary distribution system malfunctions such as ground fault tracing and cable replacement.

  • Troubleshooting and repair of facility, utility and production systems/machines.

  • Diagnose malfunctioning equipment using testing instruments and hand tools to locate the cause of the breakdown and correct the problem. 

  • Dismantle electrical machinery and replace defective electrical/electromechanical parts

  • Electrical/Mechanical installation of new equipment and machines.

  • Repair, replace and install conduit and/or wiring.  

  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components.  

  • Install and test grounding leads.

  • Test and troubleshoot electrical systems.

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring. 

  • Creation of basic panel layout drawings and panel construction.

  • Interpret blueprints.

  • Inspect electrical systems to ensure compliance with codes.

  • Perform routine electrical inspections on plant equipment (i.e.-emergency lighting, motors switchgear, etc.)

  • Order supplies  

  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous. 

  • Ensures proper operation of included but not limited to; boilers, compressors, air handling units. 

  • Assists in maintaining the spare parts inventory.  

  • May provide direction to external contractors/vendors performing building maintenance such as minor and routine plumbing, electrical wiring, etc. 

  • Completes service, repair and other records as required.

  • May occasionally operate forklift, scissor/boom lift or pallet jack to assist in loading and moving materials and performing maintenance or production related tasks. 

  • Operate production machinery as needed and to ensure proper function of equipment.

  • Performs other duties as required. 

What you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent 

  • Associate Degree preferred  

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with installing, maintaining, and servicing PLC's, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and process control systems. 

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Manufacturing of consumer-packaged goods, food processing /beverage/candy industry or similar. 

  • Previous Lead or similar experience preferred. 

  • Forklift and Scissor Lift experience preferred. 

  • Demonstrated success on the job can overrule other minimum requirements. 

  • Knowledge in PLCs, VFDs, servos, motors and actuators. 

  • Knowledge in pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, and process control systems. 

  • Strong mechanical aptitude including basic knowledge in electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic; strong shop math skills; and strong troubleshooting ability required 

  • Strong computer skills required; previous experience with MS Office and Adobe Acrobat preferred. 

Drug Free Workplace:

 All applicants who have received an offer of employment, as a condition of employment, are subject to our pre-employment drug testing process. The pre-employment testing procedure consists of dual testing methods: hair sample testing and a 10 panel urine sample test. Positive results will result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment immediately and the applicant will no longer be considered for employment. PLEASE NOTE: Medical Marijuana is not accepted as an exemption even where medical marijuana use is legal under state law, regulation or ordinance: testing positive for the presence of Marijuana or its metabolites will be considered a positive result and will result in withdrawal of the offer.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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