Lead Maintenance Technician in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

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Lead Maintenance Technician

Job Description

The Lead Maintenance Technician is responsible for coordination of the daily operations of the maintenance department and has a high financial impact to the company.  The agent must be able to analyze and react to maintenance issues in order to support manufacturing and help provide a safe work environment.

Essential Functions

  • Assign maintenance team to insure safe efficient coverage of operational and facility requirements.
  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the safety program for the maintenance department; reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all maintenance technicians.
  • Review and modify procedures of maintenance staff as required.
  • Develop, implement and maintain definitive preventive maintenance plans.
  • Contribute to the teamwork necessary to continuously improve other processes.
  • Develop and maintain visual management tools to drive Continuous Improvement of the Facility Maintenance department.
  • Support plant level Goal Deployment actions and programs.
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment insuring proper function and safe operation.
  • Maintains a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Success Factors
To achieve success in this role, an individual must successful deliver continuous improvement on the Site-based Goals and the following specific metrics:

  • Safety
  • Machine Up time
  • Preventative Maintenance Adherence
  • Continued efficiency gains through Continuous Improvement


Skills & Qualifications

  • Computer knowledge and skills, i.e. MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Pleasant personality must interact with all levels of personnel, vendors, customers, and public.
  • Conscientious, organized and meticulous – records must be accurate and maintained.
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Basic Computer Skills: Able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:

  • 5+ years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Worked as a Supervisory or Lead position responsible for daily work assignments, tracking and communication
  • Five years of mechanical experience.  
  • Computer knowledge and skills, i.e. MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting hydraulic pumps, cylinders, controls, valves and other function electrical and mechanical components with an hydraulic assembly
  • Understanding of hydraulics. Rebuild, piping and adjusting pressure controls.
  • Basic electrical and electronic skills.
  • Able to diagnose low and high voltage electrical systems
  • Experience with Laser and Water Jet cutting machines preferred
  • Experience with large tonnage presses preferred.
  • Experience with hot form and SPF presses will get preferred status


Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required 

  • Knowledge of policy and procedures in the event of a Hazardous waste release, fire or explosion.
  • Knowledge of the chemical characteristics and location of hazardous waste in the facility.
  • Ability to shut down operations.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; or crouch.
  • May frequently lift and/or move from 1 – 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are:  10% office environment, 90% manufacturing environment.
  • Noise level is moderate in office environment and moderate to loud in manufacturing environment.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Occasionally works in high precarious places and in outside weather conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • Hearing protection must be worn in designated manufacturing areas.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.



3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States

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