Pella Corporation Careers - Job Description


Maintenance Technician –3rd Shift

Req. Code: TB-692136
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Location: Gettysburg, PA
Level 1: Unassigned
Level 2: Unassigned
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Posting Start Date: 06/16/2017
Posting End Date: Ongoing


Pella Corporation - Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift


The Maintenance Technician is responsible for diagnosing and repairing all electrical and mechanical problems in assigned areas. The technician needs to have the flexibility to help in other areas of the plant when required. May require extra hours or special hours to get production back in operation and this position must be flexible to work off shifts and overtime hours while working with minimal supervision. This individual will work in and around moving equipment. There will be some work with ladders and man-lifts. This job requires mechanical aptitude, some heavy lifting, and follow up skills. There may be probable clothing spoilage due to nature of work. This individual must have satisfactory rigging skills for moving equipment and lines. This position may include the scheduling of job orders. This person should have the following abilities: train others, positive customer feedback, displays initiative to seek out and correct problem areas, mentor all levels of personnel, plan and coordinate work, assume responsibility, and have the ability to delegate.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Pass drug screen.
  • Pass pre-employment tests.
  • Pass pre-work ability screen.
  • Tobacco free workplace.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Noise level requires hearing protection in designated areas.
  • Seasonal high temperatures and humidity.
  • Fast pace with productivity goals.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • May require frequent handling of glass of other production materials and have frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts.
  • Flexibility of work hours including mandatory OT when business needs requires.
  • Ability to move to different lines and responsibilities.
  • Able to safely work with and around moving equipment.
  • Ability to learn and rotate to two (2) or more different responsibilities and / or positions.
  • Ability to communicate in a concise, polite and respectful manner with team members.
  • Regular / dependable attendance consistent with attendance guidelines is required.
  • Meet Takt time with productivity goals with accuracy and quality.
  • Operate equipment/tools that require close control, adjustment, following production orders.
  • Comply with safety, quality, and production requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job.
  • Ability to learn and perform repetitive job tasks. \
  • Perform Total Productive Maintenance duties.
  • Maintain good housekeeping.
Other duties may be assigned.

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience.
  • Manufacturing-related experience is preferred.
  • Job specific experience is preferred.
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 the essential functions.
  • Lift up to 80 lbs. at waist level, up to 40 lbs. at shoulder level, and up to 40 lbs. at floor level on an occasional basis when handling products.
  • Push or pull with up to 80 lbs. of force on an occasional basis when moving products.
  • Generate up to 80 lbs. of grip strength on an occasional basis with each hand while handling products.
  • Generate up to 15 lbs. of pinch strength on an occasional basis with each hand while handling products.
  • Display average coordination with each hand on a continuous basis while performing job tasks.
  • Climb ladder or machines on an occasional basis while performing job tasks.
  • Perform elevated work on an occasional basis when handling products.
  • Stoop, kneel or squat on an occasional basis when handling products.
  • Reach forward and to the side on a frequent basis when handling products.
  • Stand and walk on a continuous basis during the course of each shift.
  • This job requires the use of close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth vision.
  • Able to perform repetitive tasks up to 10 hours per day.
  • Diagnose and repair all electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic problems
  • Knowledge of compressed air and electrical distribution systems
  • Conducts PM inspections and provides input for PM inspections and equipment
  • Ability to consult on analysis of major repairs, rebuilds and modifications
  • Supports implementation of CI, Quality, and TPM programs
  • Contributes and supports CMMS system
  • Must have good safety and quality awareness
  • Displays ability to write simple and complex PLC Programs
  • Working knowledge of all types of PLC’s
  • Installation of conduit, pipes, and plumbing
  • Installation of electrical lines
  • Good machining skills knowledge

Pella Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Smoke Free Environment. Post-offer background check and post-offer drug screen required.