Maintenance Tech - Oil City, PA
Job Details
Webco - PA - Oil City - Oil City, PA
High School

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Servicing, maintaining, rebuilding, and repairing a wide variety of production or processing machines and equipment used in a steel tube heavy industrial manufacturing facility. Additional responsibilities include buildings and facilities maintenance and repair. Work performed includes electrical, programmable logic control, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and welding operations associated with installation and repair of all types of equipment, machinery, overhead cranes, heating and plumbing compressors, pumps, conveyors, motors and boilers

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: A typical day consists of the following tasks.

· Performs required and/or scheduled Preventive Maintenance checks and performs adjustments, cleaning, lubrication and replacement of parts on various equipment; to ensure that the equipment is in superior operating and safe condition.

· Uses a variety of power and hand tools such as, but not limited to, drills, saws, wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers and grease guns to perform repairs and maintenance of machinery and equipment.

· Uses electrical arc welder, grinder and cutting torch.

· Repairs may include working with voltage up to and including 600 volts DC and 480 volts AC.

· Maintenance Technician will set up and operate various types of production machinery and equipment after they have performed a repair or rebuild prior to approving production usage to ensure superior operating and safe conditions.

· Operates fork truck whenever necessary.

· Operates scissor lift when maintenance or repairs are needed to be performed at heights. When work at heights is required the average height is twenty feet. The maximum height that Maintenance Technician will work at is forty feet.

· Required to work from verbal or written instructions.

· Required to read blueprints in order to troubleshoot and repair equipment.

· Required to be First Responders to any emergency, either equipment or personnel and are trained in CPR and First Aid.

· Often required to crawl into, under, or on top of equipment and machinery, including Heat Treat Furnaces while following OSHA Confined Space Regulations.

· Required to dismantle, move, install, or repair machinery or mechanical equipment, to repair, rebuild or replace broken parts usually of the heavy type.

· Often required to work on overhead cranes – such work may require Maintenance Technician to perform repairs actually on top of the crane structure at heights of 40 feet while being tied off or strapped securely to the overhead crane.

· Often required to climb ladders to make repairs, rebuild or install equipment or machinery.

· Works on major projects such as complete equipment and machinery rebuilds, design alterations or modification of existing equipment or machinery.

· Communicates with production operators to obtain information on nature of equipment failure in order to trouble shoot problems, and examine machinery or mechanical equipment to identify reason for malfunction.

· Utilizes electrical meters and hand tools to perform maintenance repairs, rebuilds, and troubleshooting on production machinery.

· Performs repairs on banding equipment. Such equipment is used to wrap and secure metal banding around bundles of tubing. Equipment includes tensioners, crimpers, and hand held tools with an average weight of 10-15 lbs. each. Maintenance Technician may be required to dismantle these tools, troubleshoot the repair needed, or perform preventive maintenance on tools such as changing “wheels” or “o-rings”. All tools are required to be tested and approved by the Quality Control Tensile Technician before tools are released for production usage.

· Lays out, assembles, installs, tests, repairs and adjusts electrical fixtures, apparatus, equipment, machinery, and wiring. Examples of equipment include, but are not limited to, motors, welding equipment, lighting fixtures, circuit breakers, transformers, programmable logic controls.

· Installs, repairs, and calibrates electrical and electronic recording devices, and regulating control instruments.

· Measures, cuts, threads and installs electrical conduit. Pulls wiring through conduit. Splices wires. Connects wiring to fixtures and power equipment. Installs grounding leads. Installs and monitors performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments or replacement.

· Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances within facility using hand tools and testing instruments.

· Inspects and tests electrical lighting, signal, communication and power circuits.

· Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment using testing instruments such as ammeter, ohmmeter, voltmeter, or testing lamp.

· Replaces faulty switches, sockets and other simple elements of electrical systems.

· Dismantles electrical machinery and replaces defective electrical or mechanical parts such as gears, brushes and armatures.

· Mounts motors, transformers and lighting fixtures into position and completes circuits according to diagram specifications.

· Maintenance Technician works within a team of Maintenance Technicians and one supervisor. Throughout the day the Maintenance Technician will respond up to twelve calls from production operators to perform various maintenance or repair tasks.

· May be required to “fill-in” for other positions when there is a need.






Position requirements include working knowledge of:

  • pneumatics
  • hydraulics
  • PLCs
  • industrial electricity
  • basic mechanical skills
  • ability to conduct electrical and mechanical troubleshooting
  • repair of manufacturing equipment.


Must have two years of maintenance experience in an industrial setting or one year of applicable experience with an Associates Degree in Engineering or professional certification.