Maintenance Technician


The Maintenance Technician will perform preventative maintenance and repairs as scheduled or required in order to attain maximum productivity and functionality in plant operations.  The employee in this role must have strong communication, observational, and operational skills with an unbending focus on safety.  A very important part is the repair of production equipment from complex hydraulic equipment to simple fabrication machinery, performing electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical work.  The maintenance technician repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment using hand tools, power tools, precision-measuring and testing instruments.


  • Must have experience with extrusion presses, mechanical and hydraulic punch presses, conveyors, welding, hydraulics, pneumatics and fabrication.
  • Must have experience diagnosing mechanical and electronic systems using various tools and computers.
  • Must have experience troubleshooting, repairing and working with electrical PLC’s, A/C up to 480 volts, motors, drive controls and systems.
  • Assist fellow mechanics and technicians as required to perform Preventative Maintenance and work overloads to assure equipment maintenance requirements are performed on a timely basis.
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
  • Knowledge with HVAC and crane/ hoist repair a plus.
  • Repairing critical equipment, performing preventive and predictive maintenance, and completing projects such as mechanical and electrical hardware and software upgrades.
  • Dismantle defective machines, equipment and install new or repaired parts.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and physical structures as needed.
  • Operate various machine tools
  • Repair and replace gauges, valves and pressure regulators
  • Operate various machine tools
  • Repair and replace gauges, valves and pressure regulators
  • Layout, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic/pneumatic equipment
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears and other machinery parts
  • Ability to work any shift including weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand for 8 hours and bend at the waist


  • Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to present his/her views in a clear and compelling manner
  • Constant reminder of safety in all aspects of operations.
  • Average working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with PLC
  • Must have own tools


  • High School Diploma, Technical Certification, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment.

Gateway Extrusions offers a competitive salary and a safe working environment. Benefits include Medical/Dental/Life/Vision/Short-Term disability and 401(k) Extra Incentives including referral bonuses, quarterly bonuses, and perfect attendance awards