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Maintenance Technician

About Premier Thermal

Premier Thermal is a manufacturing company providing products and services primarily to the automotive, heavy truck, energy and agriculture industries.  PT’s customers include OEMs, distributors, forgers and foundries.  PT services its customers through multiple facilities located throughout the Midwestern United States operating 24 hours per day.

Basic Function

Responsible for performing all maintenance functions to maintain plant’s equipment to meet efficiency and productivity levels.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Coordinates maintenance priorities and schedules.
  • Determines the, implementation, and execution of preventative maintenance programs and emergency breakdowns.
  • Maintains maintenance supplies, materials, and inventories.
  • Maintains documentation of all daily maintenance activity.
  • Works various shifts if necessary and being “on-call” as required.
  • Maintains overall organization and cleanliness of the maintenance department.
  • Maintains extensive knowledge of MP2 software.
  • Assists in entering work orders into database and retrieving them for closing or modifying.

Mechanical Accountabilities

  • Maintains effective use of both equipment and time to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of chains, sprockets, belts, reducers, motors, hydraulics, and air pneumatics.
  • Performs arc welding and brazing, including the use of a cutting torch.
  • Maintains a working understanding of mechanical blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  • Troubleshoots root cause analysis and repair of mechanical assemblies and power transmission devices.
  • Performs the disassembly and rebuilding of a variety of mechanical assemblies.
  • Performs cutting, threading, installation and welding of black iron pipe.
  • Maintaining equipment and sub-system leveling and alignment.
  • Maintains basic fabricating skills.
  • Maintains basic plumbing skills.
  • Must have completed training and OJT for Mechanical, passed proficiency test.

Furnace Accountabilities

  • Maintains effective use of both equipment and time to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Assists in problem analysis, root cause identification, & troubleshooting training.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of combustion systems, burners, and safety chain on drop bottom furnaces, hyper quench, and age ovens.
  • Fires all furnaces, ovens, and atmosphere generators from both cold and warm conditions.
  • Performs power outage recovery of all furnaces, ovens, & atmosphere generators.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of motor controls, switches, relays, flame safeties, and temperature controllers.
  • Maintains knowledge of operation of all furnace equipment, controls, and systems.
  • Reads and understand all of the wiring schematics.
  • Maintains a complete understanding and analysis of all furnaces alarm systems.
  • Performs safe correction of furnace problems such jammed doors, carriages, etc.
  • Must have completed training and OJT for Furnace.

Electrical Accountabilities

  • Responsible for effective use of both equipment and time to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Reads and understands the electrical schematics.
  • Diagnoses and troubleshooting complex electrical systems.
  • Understands all voltages and types of AC & DC electrical systems up to 480 AC.
  • Maintains knowledge of Ohm’s law.
  • Removes old electrical systems, conduit and wiring.
  • Understands and follows the National Electrical Code.
  • Performs with competency in the effective application of all applicable electrical measurements
  • Must score in at least the 70th percentile in the Elec Test.
  • Must have completed training and OJT for Electrical, passed proficiency test.

Knowledge Skills / Abilities

  • Must have basic familiarity with PLC theory, operation, & troubleshooting
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • Must possess good math skills.
  • Ability to follow complex, written instructions.
  • Must be able to drive a forklift and pass Al-Fe skills test.
  • Must maintain a basic understanding of OSHA regulations and effective use of PPE.
  • Above average organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Capable of working various shifts as required.
  • Must be capable of using/reading a voltage ohm meter or millimeter


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least 3 years of maintenance experience in an industrial setting.


Maintenance Technician




Wadsworth, OH