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Saint-Gobain Maintenance Technician I - 1st shift in Portage, Wisconsin

Maintenance Technician I - 1st shift

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

The Maintenance Technician I is responsible for the repair, maintenance and documenting performed work of manufacturing production machines, support equipment and site mechanical/electrical building systems. In this role you will lead through hands on Maintenance Performance and in addition, will train and coach the Focus Factory Manufacturing Technician 1’s and 2’s performing maintenance activities and document work performed, focusing on safe work practices including LOTO, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting and the timely performance of preventive maintenance of all mechanical equipment and electrical systems, including precision machine tooling, PLC’s, variable speed dives, control panel circuitry, high temperature ovens, facility power and HVAC systems. In addition, coach and train operators on Autonomous Maintenance and document work performed. You are expected to be the subject matter expert as it relates to the equipment in your assigned Focus Factory.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 1 year PLC Certification or practical experience or Exposure during CEU course required

  • Observe and enforce all safety rules, working conditions and habits of employees

  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM) activities as well as coach and train the Focus Factory Manufacturing Technicians in the completion of PM activities, at least one per shift

  • Document usage of spare parts inventory relating to all production and facilities equipment

  • Set high expectations for yourself and Focus Factory Manufacturing Technicians responding to operations troubleshooting requests via work orders, phone calls, paging and email communications

  • Ensure all work orders are closed and follow-up to improve reliability effectiveness

  • Work with Engineering to document PM’s for new equipment

Additional Description

  • Associates Degree in an automation/maintenance program required, however, will consider 1-3 years demonstrated experience performing in similar role in lieu education

  • At least 5 years of hands-on manufacturing environment experience in a manufacturing environment required

  • Able to operate stationary and handheld power tools, forklifts, man-lifts

  • Electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills to minimize the down time of production equipment.

  • Possess the desire to not only understand how equipment performs but also learn the process requirements of the production equipment.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, have strong math and software systems operations skills.

  • Ability to comprehend documentation in SolidWorks or AutoCAD, schematics and wiring diagrams as well as a thorough knowledge of circuit theory.

  • Trouble shooting and ability to lead root cause analysis to resolve equipment operation problems with limited system descriptions.

  • Possess strong organization skills and present problem statements and solutions logically

  • Possess a strong desire to apply the philosophy of “continuous improvement” and safety in all areas.

  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent communications skills, written & verbal.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we’ll create a better life.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique life! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Ourmenu of flexible options ( includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental

  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program

  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career

  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends

  • Employee Recognition Programs

  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace

  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home ( .

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Maintenance Technician I - 1st shift

Location: Portage, Wisconsin

Posting Date: 09/17/2023

Job Code: USA06968

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