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Position Purpose

Performs routine and emergency maintenance on all machines and equipment, diagnoses source of problem or potential problem, and maintains or repairs machines or equipment as needed.  Constructs, alters, and designs tools, special purpose machines, fixtures, and gauges.

Job Responsibilities

  • Diagnoses situation or problem, plans and schedules course of action necessary to prevent breakdowns (i.e., preventive maintenance), and makes repairs or improvements to machines/equipment. Performs basic electrical repairs.  Installs, removes, fabricates, alters, and rebuilds machines/equipment to achieve desired results and comply with all code requirements.
  • Plans, lays out, and performs all bench and machine operations to construct, alter, and repair intricately designed and constructed tools, fixtures, gages, machine attachments, and mechanisms, ensuring proper fit, alignment, calibration, adjustment, assembly, and completion of work.
  • Operates equipment to ensure effectiveness of repairs and safe operation of equipment.  Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, and machine manuals in order to perform repairs.
  • Fabricates parts and machine equipment without design or from given or own design, using lathe, mill, drill press, welder, and brake.
  • Operates testing equipment, powered hand tools, torches, welders, and precision measuring equipment.
  • Assists other maintenance members and serves as resource to engineering and management.
  • Provides project leadership on major installation or revisions of machines and equipment at various Haworth facilities.
  • Operates personal computer (PC), via keyboard/mouse, to create work requests and work orders, obtain needed parts in-house or order through tool crib, and obtain historical work order information.
  • Routinely contacts suppliers or manufacturers on part information, repair issues, improvements, and shipping instructions.
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in all maintenance/repair crafts and duties, in addition to basic electronic/electrical knowledge and repair.
  • Maintains user knowledge of all maintenance/repair equipment and test instruments, including material handling equipment, manlifts, voltage testers, small tools, welders, and fabrication equipment.
  • Follows all safety requirements and communicates any safety concerns.
  • Climbs ladders and/or machinery, stoops, crouches, twists, kneels, crawls, and walks to 
  • access repair area while carrying or moving tools and repair parts, including overhead and floor-to-waist lifting of materials weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Operates maintenance equipment, including company vehicles, material handling equipment, and manlifts to heights of 60 feet.
  • Completes all appropriate paperwork.
  • Maintains all equipment and computer documentation.
  • Ensures and maintains safety and cleanliness of equipment, department, plant, and worksite.
  • Performs all duties as assigned to meet daily schedule requirements.
  • Flexes work schedule as business demands; may work more than eight hours per day and/or forty hours per week, including weekends and/or holidays.
  • Travels away from corporate offices; may include overnight travel.

Education & Experience

  • High school education or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).
  • Certificate of completion of four-year apprentice program or equivalent (equivalent is six years machine repair experience).
  • Up to one year training required.
  • Must have complete set of trade tools.
  • Must obtain and maintain valid powered industrial truck operator permit; ability to legally drive in State of Michigan.


Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Machinist, Fabrication, Industrial, Repair, Manufacturing

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