Facilities Maintenance TechnicianFort Madison, Iowa
Job Summary General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
Cryotech Deicing Technology, a division of General Atomics, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of deicing products for aircraft, runways and other applications, currently has an exciting opportunity for an Facilities Maintenance Technician at our facilities in Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for troubleshooting and for performing maintenance and repairs of the office and building facilities, facility structure equipment, machines and grounds. Understands and can perform pump, gearboxes and process equipment maintenance and repairs. Performs construction and maintenance work in one or more of the following trades; welding, pipe fitting, process equipment installations, carpentry, plumbing, painting, etc. Conducts routine, periodic or special inspections of the premise to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdown of facilities, machinery, and equipment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work with computer based programs (work orders, timecards, parts requests, etc.)
- Perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment such as: Pumps, motors, fans, compressors, conveyors, gearboxes, blowers and other process equipment
- Responsible for new construction and existing maintenance projects from start to finish: Project planning, parts, time management, etc.
- Perform welding on stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum, piping and structural
- Perform various tasks as requested by managers and maintenance requests.
- Test, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair machines/equipment.
- Set up and operate all tools and equipment necessary to perform assigned work.
- Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
- Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
- Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and five or more years experience in construction, facilities maintenance or a related field.
- Must demonstrate considerable knowledge of construction/facilities maintenance principles and concepts.
- Must possess:
- A valid driver’s license with a good driving record verified by the DMV.
- The ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, layouts, drawings and specifications.
- Strong organization skills and ability to establish priorities.
- The ability to identify issues, solve and respond to routine problems.
- Good analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document and report information, as well as the ability to communicate and interface effectively with all levels of personnel, including management.
- Full knowledge of shop math.
- Knowledge and use of hand and power tools and measuring instruments; and the ability to climb ladders and lift at least 50 lbs.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Must be willing to work extended hours as required.
- In addition must have a minimum 5 years of experience with pump, gearboxes and process equipment maintenance or equivalent vocational schooling.
- Must have welding background experience in shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or equivalent vocational schooling with AWS welding certifications. This experience must be on the following types of material: stainless/carbon steel, aluminum - piping and structural metal.
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