Maintenance Technician – PA

COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 23 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America’s largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP’s product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP’s in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 10 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting®, The Works® branded products, Austin’s A-1 Bleach.

This position is located at our Mars, PA location.

SUMMARY:
The maintenance position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the sites business goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform to essential functions.

  • Inspects, monitors and tests machinery and equipment.
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Develops sufficient understanding of all machinery used in the production process to ensure proper functioning procedures.
  • Adheres to all safety rules and regulations and maintains good housekeeping in all related areas.
  • Performs line changeovers to different products, including set-up of dilution system to proper specs.
  • Notifies Production Manager and Plant Manager of any equipment problems. As well as analyzing and resolving equipment problems, or assisting others in solving problems in a helpful and timely manner.

Position Type and Expected Work Hours:
This is a Full Time Position. Days and Hours are dictated by your Supervisor. Overtime will be required with production demands.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

  • Technical Capacity
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Results Driven
  • Initiative

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. 

 Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires a one year certificate from a technical school.
  • 2 years’ experience installing, repairing and maintaining industrial equipment in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Farming equipment and auto mechanic experience preferred but not required.

Physical Demands, Abilities, & Work Environment:
The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This position is very active. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to; walk, balance, climb, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; use of ladders, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, stand, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places. The employee often works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Ability to read, write, and follow instructions. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Other Duties:
Please Note this job description is not designed to cover to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

A CAREER WITH KIK OFFERS: KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK’s retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.

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James Austin Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, genetics, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. We participate in E-Verify.