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Maintenance Technician

Company: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Location: Watertown
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

At TCDC, you are not a number - you are part of a team that owns its future! TCDC is an employee-owned company with over 100 years in business and three locations. We value our employer owners and their contributions that play an important part in our ability to provide our customer's with precision aluminum and magnesium die castings.

TCDC offers an exceptional work environment, competitive compensation, and great benefits, including: medical, dental, life, 401K, and a generous company-funded ESOP program. Take ownership of your career today!

Position Title:Maintenance Technician

Shift:2nd Shift (M-Th 2pm-12:30pm)

Wage Range:$19-$28 DOQ

Position Summary

Skills include mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, machining, welding and electrical, and PLC (programmable logic control). Duties include installation, maintenance and repair of production or processing equipment, fabricate machine guards, installing or repairing conveyers, replacement of motors, tear down or replacement of pumps, and removes repair equipment from the area, as well as, ensures work area is clean after project completion. Maintenance Mechanics perform troubleshooting and machine overhauls using a variety of hand tools and precision measuring instruments. At times they may works with outside vendors. Additionally, Maintenance Mechanics may provide training to less experienced maintenance staff.


  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.
  • Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
  • Use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and equipment.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.
  • Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work.
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Responsible for knowing and following all environmental, health and safety rules, policies, and procedures for work area and takes responsibility to assure that personal work activity is conducted in such a way so as to not affect the safety of themselves or others.
  • All other duties as assigned.


    • Adaptability & Flexibility - Definition: Ability to learn and properly apply new job-related information in a timely manner. Willing to change behavioral style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation.
    • Continuous Learning & Problem Solving - Definition: Identifies and defines problems through the gathering of relevant information leading to the development, implementation, and evaluation of solutions results.
    • Equipment Operation & Industry Knowledge - Definition: Knowledge of appropriate procedures for using specific equipment or machines to meet defined quality and quantity standards. Ability to perform basic measurement and basic math tasks.
    • Initiative / Self Motivated - Definition: Does more than is required or expected in the job. Does things that no one has requested that will improve or enhance current methods. Plans ahead for upcoming problems or opportunities. Acts without being directed and proactively follows through on work activities and goals to resolve them. Has personal desire to improve or enhance processes.
    • Teamwork / Team Player - Definition: Provides support and assistance for a department or team members and promotes cooperation and commitment to achieve goals and deliverables.
    • Technical & Professional Expertise - Definition: Understands aspects of the job by devising new approaches to make improvements or solve workplace challenges. Is able to apply that knowledge to correctively address issues in a "timely manner".

      Core Competencies

      • Accountability & Ownership - Definition: Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.
      • Continuous Improvement - Definition: Continuously looks for opportunities to refine and improve process, systems, products, etc.
      • Customer Focused - Definition: Makes customer needs the primary focus, builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
      • Integrity - Definition: Displays strong morals and principles in keeping with the values of TCDC. Respects and maintain confidential information. Is consistent with words and actions, displaying honesty and professionalism following thru with commitments in all interactions.
      • Productivity Focused - Definition: Stays focused and uses time, equipment and tools effectively to maintain a high productive output without sacrificing quality.
      • Quality Oriented - Definition: Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds set standards. Monitors and checks work to meet quality standards; demonstrates a high level of care and thoroughness; checks work to ensure completeness and accuracy.
      • Safety & Environmentally Oriented - Definition: Uses tools, machines and vehicles in a safe manner that minimizes hazards to self, others and the environment. Knows who to contact in the event of an emergency and departmental plan, being aware of conditions or circumstances that affect one's own safety or the safety of others.

        Physical Demands

        Frequency: Continuous 67-100%, Frequent 34-66%, Occasional 1-33%


        • Occasional lifting and carrying of 50 to 85 lbs.
        • Frequent lifting and carrying of 21 to 49 pounds
        • Continuous lifting and carrying of 1 to 20 pounds
        • Continuous standing
        • Frequent sitting
        • Continuous walking
        • Continuous pull and pushing


          • Continuous twisting and bending
          • Continuous reach(overhead and out-stretched)
          • Continuous kneeling, climbing, crawling, bending and stooping


            • Frequent repetitive motion
            • Continuous use of vibratory tools
            • Continuous grip, torque and fine manipulation
            • Continuous handling/grasping


              • Frequent exposure to hot and cold temperature extremes
              • Functional vision
              • Ability to discern colors
              • PPE Required
              • Occasional Driving
              • Continuous Talking
              • Continuous Hearing

                For the purpose of compliance with ADA and Workers Compensation reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials.

                Work Environment

                • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme heat and vibration.
                • The employee is continuously exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
                • The employee is continuously exposed to fume or airborne particles.
                • The noise level in the work environment is continually very loud.

                  Education and Experience

                  • Require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

                    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

                    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Twin Cities Orthopedics, Sioux Falls , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Watertown, South Dakota

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