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Maintenance Lead at Spartech LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Salisbury, Maryland





Job Description:

Job Summary

The Maintenance Lead is responsible for supervising and assisting the maintenance staff in safely completing the maintenance assignments to build, repair and/or maintain all equipment in good operating condition as quickly and accurately as possible; while keeping associated costs to a minimum to help meet Plant goals. The Maintenance Lead is expected to be multi-skilled and able to contribute to plant maintenance activities in a variety of craft disciplines. The Maintenance Lead will also work with the Maintenance Supervisor in parts requisition, scheduling, and administrative duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Completes projects with minimal guidance showing a proactive attitude to minimizing equipment down time and lost production capability.
  • Troubleshoots mechanical devices in operation. Dismantles and examines devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Adjusts, repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Sets up and operates shop machinery such as drill press, grinders, band saws, cutting torch, welder. etc. Uses hand tools and pneumatic tools to modify or repair parts and equipment.
  • Installs new or repairs/modifies electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment as needed.
  • Improves reliability and up-time of all equipment. Takes a proactive approach to equipment issues with a preventive maintenance mentality.
  • Operates forklift and aerial lift platform as needed.
  • Researches supplies, parts and tools needed to efficiently complete work orders.
  • Assists in identifying and maintaining an accurate inventory of parts by effective utilization of a CMMS.
  • Contributes to upkeep and updating of required paperwork such as records, maintenance logs, documents, manuals, drawings, PM logs, etc.
  • Supports the vision, mission and guiding principles of the company.
  • Follows applicable Safety, Health and Environmental rules and guidelines while performing job duties.
  • Maintains departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Skills

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have basic skills on use of computers: MS Office, Windows, SAP is desirable.
  • Requires the ability to safely operate a wide variety of tools such as hand tools, power tools, drill press, band saw, welder, cutting torch, etc.
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical systems including gear boxes, motors, air compressors, pumps, AC, DC, drive troubleshooting, etc.
  • Must be able to navigate electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics and blueprints for planning and troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to read, communicate and comprehend written and oral instructions in English; read and comprehend safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, equipment files, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, at meetings as well as through letters and email. Ability to do research on the Internet or company Intranet.
  • Ability to implement, enforce and maintain guidelines set by the Company or management.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Strong organization skills and self-starter motivation. Prioritization skills in alignment with Plant priorities. Continuous Improvement mindset and results oriented.
  • Must have math skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide and the ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.)
  • Must have ability to reason and address problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must have manual dexterity sufficient to operate a wide variety of hand tools, hand trucks, forklift, mechanical platforms and lifts, bench tools, welders, saws, drills etc.
  • Strong Industrial Electrical experience including troubleshoot and repair PLC's, electronics experience, DC drive units, programmable logic, working with 3 phase motors, 480v and below, MA current signals

Years of Experience:

  • 5 years of prior experience in industrial maintenance, electrical, mechanical, or in a related field; or a combination of education and experience deemed equivalent. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Required Certification, Licenses, Registration:

  • Specific Craft Certification/Licenses a plus
  • Technical education a plus

This position reports to the Salisbury, MD Maintenance Supervisor.


  • Competitive pay based on experience.
  • Benefits provided the first day include medical, Rx, dental, vision, generous 401k w/matching program, EAP, short and long-term disability, life ins, etc.
  • 120 hours Paid Time Off (pro-rated based on hire date).
  • 11 paid holidays.

Spartech, LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. Spartech will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.