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Maintenance Technician

Location: Knoxville, TN, United States
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Description

Responsibilities:

Assume full responsibility for all manufacturing activity and the resulting performance during your shift.
Enforce all Health & Safety policies and regulations, ensuring a safe work environment.
Work with team to determine root cause and corrective action to internal and external complaints. Implement and sustain corrective actions.
Understand delivery requirements and work within departments to assure maximum on-time delivery performance.
Understand sources of scrap and work within each department to minimize.
Generate and issue a daily performance report using SAP data at the end of each shift. In the report, explain the reasons for both good and bad performance.
Work with management to define safety, delivery, quality, cost, scrap, and productivity KPI goals. Update performance on KPI boards every month.

Create content for, schedule, conduct, and document toolbox meetings to maintain open communication between hourly employees and leadership. This meeting should include the review of department KPIs.
Work with department leaders to determine daily work assignments.
Issue discipline to production employees and communicate issues with HR as needed.
Facilitate the Cell Lead team and hold team members accountable to agreed action items.
Assure good housekeeping practices.
Analyze and correct production variances and work with the team to address causes.
Prepare and conduct performance reviews.
Cross-train employees for flexibility within and across departments.
Lead or participate in all continuous improvement activities, including 5S.
Provide continuous feedback and coaching to all your employees.
Enforce company policy. When required, document and provide disciplinary action.
Work with operators and support staff to ensure accuracy of bookings and line clearance.
Perform the proper shutdown of equipment and facility at weekend or before a holiday.
Assure a clear transfer of information between shifts.
Perform all other assignments as requested by management.

Essential Skills/Experience/Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
2+ years experience in production or maintenance
Exceptional ability to quickly analyze, assess, and correct process problems on converting, packaging, and support equipment.
Knowledge and understanding of mechanical components and systems and the ability to conduct maintenance and repairs.
Knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits and controls and ability to perform basic electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
Ability to read, write and speak English; bi-lingual Spanish a plus.
Ability to work safely and effectively in a dynamic & diverse production environment.
Basic computer literacy in MS Office.
Ability to operate industrial lifting and material handling equipment.
Ability to work flexible schedules and overtime as needed.

Desirable Skills/Experience/Qualifications:
Working knowledge of cGMP, ISO, and FDA regulations is a plus.
Previous forklift and/ or motorized aerial work platform training

WORK ENVIRONMENT / 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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear and have the ability to lift up to 60 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
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 essential functions.
Works in an office and manufacturing environment where the noise level is usually quiet to moderate. When working on the manufacturing floor, a protective head covering may be required.

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