General Cable Industries

  • Maintenance Tech

    Job Locations US-AR-Paragould
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/5/2018 11:09 AM)
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  • Overview

    Maintain a working knowledge to maintain, troubleshoot, adjust, repair, and install all facility equipment, fixtures, and processes.


    • Maintain a working knowledge of plant production equipment and processes including steam generators, air compressors, cooling towers, chillers, pumps, motors, motor controllers, logic controllers, and general equipment.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of plant production equipment and processes including copper rod breakdown, intermediate wire drawing, bunching, and cabling.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of plant production equipment and processes including thermoplastic extrusion, thermo-set extrusion, twisting, and braiding.  
    • Maintain a working knowledge of plant production equipment and processes in order to analyze, troubleshoot, and make sound logical decisions and recommendations for repair and maintaining of such equipment and processes. 
    • Maintain a working knowledge of general equipment, systems, and processes involving electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and steam systems.
    • Supply and maintain a set of hand tools required to perform and maintain the required duties as well as a working knowledge of such hand tools. 
    • Responsible for initiating actions to prevent the occurrence of product nonconformities as well as preventing the possibility of a future non-conformance.
    • Perform machine specific preventative maintenance inspections at prescribed intervals.
    • Work in cooperation with operators, supervisors, and schedulers to determine equipment priorities
    • Responsible for safety and housekeeping procedures to provide a safe and clean work environment.
    • Responsible for completion of work assigned, and to properly document all work that is performed, material used, and the length of time to repair.
    • Responsible for adhering to all environmental, health, & safety policies and regulations including Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, and Hand Tool Safety.
    • Maintain active certification for driving a forklift.  


    • Have a basic working knowledge of shop equipment including, but not limited to Arc welder, TIG welder, MIG welder, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, plasma cutter, lathes, saws, sanders, drills, hydraulic press, brake press, mills, grinders, shears, surface grinder, pipe threader, bearing puller, gear puller, bearing heater, multi-meter, calipers, mega ohm meter, oscilloscope, tachometer, and computer.
    • Capable of operating a boom lift.
    • Capable of working in elevated locations such as ceiling heights of approximately 35 feet or silo heights of 65 feet.
    • Capable of working in tight spaces with minimal movement.
    • Capable of bending, stooping, and reaching while pulling, tugging, and lifting heavy objects.
    • Capable of researching and determining replacement or spare parts requirements and perform follow-up on ordered parts.


    • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
    • Strong verbal, listening, and judgment skills
    • Excellent math, reading, and writing skills
    • Capable of performing troubleshooting on PLC and logic controllers. 
    • Experienced in reading electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic diagrams and schematics.
    • Prefer knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel & Word software.
    • Knowledgeable of regulations regarding OSHA, EHS, ISO 9001, TS16949, NFPA, and NEC requirements.
    • High school or general education degree (GED); associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience



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