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Maintenance Technician

Mars Incorporated
Topeka, KS 66603
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The purpose of a Maintenance Technician is to maintain conditions of operating equipment. Repair or replacement of failed components, the ability to troubleshoot unknown issues with equipment, and make adjustments to centerline operational output of assigned equipment.

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Topeka, Kansas

Shift: Weekend/Week day- position is a straight shift on midnights

Hours: 7 PM- 7:30 AM


Perform mechanical and electrical P.M.s on various manufacturing and packaging equipment and electrical panels. Document WO's/PM's using computerized maintenance management system.

Troubleshooting and repairing routine electrical and mechanical problems on assigned equipment, conduct preventative maintenance, and support Operations in equipment setup and changeover.

Participate on MSE teams, train operators in AM activities, and conduct Breakdown Analysis.

Own PM systems for the Line, focusing on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling and Breakdown Elimination DMS's.

Drives results in Planned and Unplanned Downtime, and owns:

- Maintain & Repair costs for line

- Planned Maintenance and PM compliance.

- Breakdown reduction

Technical expert of related equipment and discuss, coach, and train technicians and operators on this equipment.

Owns Abnormality Handling DMS

Makes business decisions based on quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

Participates in the development and owns portions of the Line's 90-Day loss-elimination plans.

Represent maintenance team in the daily FMOS meetings. Provides performance data for selected machines and communicates action plans and completed work effectively.

Education & Professional Qualification


High School Diploma or equivalent.


Associate's degree in a technical discipline, preferably in Industrial Maintenance/Technology.


Technical degree/trade certification or 2 years or equivalent manufacturing technician experience required.

Successful completion of Mars Apprenticeship Program or Co-op.


Possess a fundamental understanding of electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner.

Ability to troubleshoot ac/dc electrical components including motor starters, switches and sensors found on all assigned equipment using basic test equipment such as multi-meters and amp probes.

Ability to troubleshoot basic pneumatic and mechanical drive systems at the component level on all assigned equipment; i.e. sorting systems and palletizing robots.

Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed to support production needs and to conduct multi-task work in a very fast paced work environment

Willingness to develop required technical skills in welding, basic machinist and fabrication/layout skill sets.


Possess an advanced understanding of ac/dc electrical (up to 480 volt 3 phase), hydraulic and pneumatic schematics and mechanical drawings in order to solve problems in a timely manner.

Possess PLC/ Instrumentation troubleshooting skills.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent lifting/carrying (10-50 lbs.).

Frequent pushing/pulling (50-200 lbs.).

Frequent handling/gripping/bending/stooping.

Ability to work at elevated heights off a ladder or platform, climb stairs, leaning over equipment.

Ability to stand and / or work on feet for extended periods (minimum eight hours in one shift).

Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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