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2nd Class Fireman/Maintenance Tech

Posted: 01-24-19 Company: Additional Contract Services Location: North Andover

Seeking 2nd Class Fireman / Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for general maintenance related to machine operation, building operation, equipment, and systems. Ensures optimal operation of machinery by completing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks. Ability to perform a variety of maintenance duties relating to running boilers and boiler room equipment. Installation, modification and repair of electrical systems and plumbing equipment. Inspects all systems to determine preventative maintenance, routine and emergency repairs and report any repair requirements to the Maintenance Supervisor. Works closely with the Production Manager to ensure compliance with OSHA and Environmental regulations.

Schedule may vary depending on production needs; may be on call or assigned to work nights or weekends.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance activities with knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical operation of systems and machinery.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and/or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary. Assemble, install, or repair machinery and equipment.
  • Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.
  • Activate valves to maintain required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners.
  • Monitor boiler water, chemical, and fuel levels, and make adjustments to maintain required levels.
  • Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.
  • Test boiler water quality or arrange for testing and take necessary corrective action, such as adding chemicals to prevent corrosion and harmful deposits.
  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.
  • Operate or tend stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment such as pumps, compressors, and air-conditioning equipment, to supply and maintain steam or heat for buildings, marine vessels, or pneumatic tools.
  • Adjust controls and/or valves on equipment to provide power, and to regulate and set operations of system or industrial processes.
  • Switch from automatic to manual controls and isolate equipment mechanically and electrically to allow for safe inspection and repair work.
  • Maintain daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities, including test results, instrument readings, and details of equipment malfunctions and maintenance work.
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.
  • Observes plant safety rules. Helps to identify and eliminate any safety hazard or concern. Assists in monitoring of quality of work output and maintenance procedures. Expected to be a leader in plant safety.
  • Assists in conducting operations so as to meet established cost standards for use of materials, supplies and equipment. Follows instructions in the most efficient use of tools, machines and materials.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly working area and assists other departments in the cleanliness and organization of working areas when projects overlap other department areas.
  • Expected to bring any ideas to light for possible usage in factory functions. Responsible for contributing to continuously improve the plant in all aspects of operations.
  • Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, or others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning of the processes to consistently improve individual ability to perform tasks efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor or Lead



  • License/Certifications: MA 2nd Class Boilers License
  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience/Knowledge
  • 3-5 yrs.+ maintenance experience
  • 2 yrs.+ working in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to use hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches.
  • Ability to read schematics without assistance
  • Capable of teaching Motor Controls Troubleshooting to others.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic valves and controls
  • Welding and fabricating experience
  • Able to coach others on how hydraulic systems function and are a subject matter expert on troubleshooting and maintenance of the system.
  • Troubleshoots hydraulic system issues successfully with minimal assistance.
  • Highly skilled in carpentry and plumbing, able to weld and fabricate, able to follow detailed instructions and lead a crew to complete tasks
  • Knowledge of safety policies pertaining to maintenance, such as Lock out Tag out and Confined spaces
  • Expert in OSHA safety standards.
  • Ability to use judgment in the execution of activities, requesting assistance or instruction to maximize efficiency and minimize project timing.
  • Ability to study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.
  • Ability to enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.
  • Demonstrated experience leading maintenance professionals in a plant environment.
  • Able to coach team members on maintenance best practices.
  • Experience developing and coaching troubleshooting tactics.


  • Knowledge of safety policies pertaining to maintenance, such as Lock out Tag out and Confined spaces
  • Requires 9 hours of standing/walking daily.
  • Must be able to team lift upwards of 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull upwards of 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop/twist, crouch/squat, reach above and below shoulders
  • Requires repetitive arm, wrist and hand movements.
  • Must be able to work in/with/ near machinery
  • Must be able to work with hand tools.
  • Moderate/heavy exposure to heat, cold, dust and excessive noise.
  • Ability to wear PPE including hearing protection, safety glasses and steel/composite toe shoes.
  • Annual hearing test is required.
  • Some overtime and occasional weekends required.

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