Production Maintenance Technician

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Position Summary

Responsible for the maintenance, calibration, trouble-shooting, repair and operation of all production equipment.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs all shop equipment, supervises any work of subordinates, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Develops schedules, troubleshoots and conducts preventive maintenance programs of production and other shop equipment
  • Develops and maintains calibration schedules and preventative maintenance logs for all applicable tools and equipment
  • Performs equipment repair directly or by scheduling and managing outside service providers
  • Rebuilds existing equipment as necessary
  • Works closely with production to support all assembly floor operations
  • Performs any work or repair on production electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Works closely with purchasing for the acquisition of parts, supplies, tools and equipment
  • Documents procedures and instructions for processes in the departments for which he/she is responsible, or by directing the work of subordinates
  • Models the VSI FRAME of Mind | Core Values

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Other duties as may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position
  • Spends time in both the shop and office working in other functional areas to gain better understanding of the systems and processes of the company

Work Relationships

  • Reports to:
    • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Supervises: None

Performance Standards

Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and thoroughness of work performed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Education/Training:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 2-year degree or 3-5 years equivalent experience in an appropriate field
  • Experience:  Background in maintenance


  • Understanding manufacturing processes & materials
  • Ability to operate computers and other office equipment
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Possesses good grammar and business vocabulary
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of people
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Driven to succeed
  • Passionate
  • Persuasive
  • Confident
  • Customer focused
  • Problem solver
  • Self-starter
  • Possesses tact
  • Detail oriented
  • Strategic thinker

Working Conditions

  • Work location: Work is performed in an office & shop environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about the office & shop
  • Ability to operate various shop & office equipment
  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs.

Equipment used but not limited to:

  • Computer
  • Measurement & Calibration equipment
  • Office equipment (calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone, etc.)
  • Power tools
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Forklift
  • Hand tools
  • Other equipment needed to perform daily tasks


This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. “Principal duties and responsibilities” describe those functions considered fundamental to the job. “Additional duties” are those considered supplementary to the job’s overall purpose. This description does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. The use of particular expression or illustration describing duties does not limit managers from assigning or reviewing duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. All requirements are subject to change over time, at the discretion of management, and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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