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Mechanical & Electrical Technician

Department: Maintenance

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Mechanical and Electrical Technician is responsible for performing a wide range of mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, including troubleshooting, repairs, and preventive maintenance on various equipment and systems. The role requires a strong understanding of both mechanical and electrical components, along with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of our manufacturing facility.



  • Performs regular maintenance and inspections on mechanical and electrical systems, including but not limited to machinery, motors, conveyors, and control systems, to ensure optimal functionality.

  • Troubleshoots mechanical and electrical issues, diagnoses problems, and carries out necessary repairs or replacements.

  • Conducts preventive maintenance on equipment to minimize downtime and prolong the lifespan of machinery and systems.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs mechanical components, such as gears, bearings, belts, and hydraulic systems, as well as electrical components, including wiring, circuits, and control panels.

  • Collaborates with the maintenance team to develop and implement comprehensive maintenance schedules and strategies that optimize production efficiency.

  • Ensures compliance with all safety regulations and protocols, and participates in safety training programs to maintain a safe work environment.

  • Keeps detailed records of maintenance activities, including work orders, repairs, parts used, and equipment performance.

  • Assists in the installation, setup, and commissioning of new equipment and machinery, ensuring that all mechanical and electrical systems are functioning correctly.

  • Stays updated with the latest developments in mechanical and electrical technology and participate in relevant training programs as needed.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and follows established safety procedures.

  • Follows all policies, procedures, and work instructions including Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturing Operating Procedures (MOPs), Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), and Safety Manual.

  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Technical certification or degree in mechanical or electrical maintenance or a related field is preferred.

  • Proven experience as a Mechanical and Electrical Technician in a manufacturing environment or a similar setting.

  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, including hydraulics, pneumatics, and conveyors, as well as electrical systems, including control panels, wiring, and circuits.

  • Proficiency in using a variety of hand and power tools for mechanical and electrical repairs and maintenance.

  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, and blueprints.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate with a diverse team.

  • Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices in a manufacturing maintenance environment.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Ability to perform maintenance functions above ground level from l' to 50'.

  • Must be able to stand and/or walk, bend, stoop, or crouch for at least an 8-hour shift

  • Must be able to use hands, fingers to handle or feel machinery, equipment or parts and work near moving mechanical parts.

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