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Senior Automated/Laser Guided Vehicle Technician - $42 / hr

Niagara Bottling
Plainfield, IN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $36 to $42 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical,
Job Description

The Sr. Maintenance Technician ensures equipment uptime through timely, in-depth troubleshooting and repair of all equipment failures. The Sr. Maintenance Technician shares knowledge of all production

equipment to maintenance team and Operators. The Sr. Maintenance Technician acts as a subject matter expert on behalf of the plant in at least one of the following equipment areas: injection molders,

blow molders, fillers/cappers, labelers, case packers, conveyors, palletizers and/or stretch wrappers. The Sr. Maintenance Technician performs troubleshooting and repair of facilities and auxiliary equipment

such as chillers, air compressors, Reverse Osmosis, other water filtration equipment and general maintenance of the plant. Sr. Maintenance Technician works directly with Maintenance Technicians,

machine Operators, Supervisors, and Managers to resolve mechanical issues. The Sr. Maintenance Technician develops and implements best practices aligned with Niagara’s maintenance strategies.

Through the use of preventative and predictive maintenance processes, the Sr. Maintenance Technician champions continuous improvement efforts and assists with training in their designated focus areas.

Allow us to introduce ourselves:

Niagara is a high-performing, entrepreneurial company with focus on safety and continuous improvement. We use advanced, state-of-the art technologies to accomplish our mission of sustainably and responsibly providing quality water to our reputable and internationally recognized customers. Across our maintenance teams, we invest in our equipment and our people, equipping and empowering you and your colleagues to make decisions that drive our continued success.

What we offer:

· An encouraging and supportive culture where your career growth and development is prioritized

· The ability for you to make a tangible impact in an innovative and fast-paced environment

· Collaboration with other life-long learners who share your curiosity and desire for constant improvement

· Competitive pay and benefits that include: medical, dental, and vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance, retirement savings, and of course… refreshing water

Job Summary:

Our dynamic culture drives demand for maintenance experts working with automated pallet handling equipment, known as Laser Guided Vehicles (LGVs). These experts need strong electro-mechanical troubleshooting experience and a highly specialized skill set that ranges from consumer goods, plastics PET or packaging industries, and hands-on working knowledge of Elettric80 equipment. As a Senior Maintenance Technician - LGV, you will work as part of diverse team and act as a subject matter expert on behalf of the plant managing our LGV fleet, which controls 100% of Finished Goods and Raw Material pallet handling, including shipping. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repairing automated pallet handling equipment, preferably Laser Guided Vehicles, and will work directly with maintenance technicians, machine operators, supervisors, and managers to resolve electrical and mechanical issues. Additionally, you will play a vital role in developing and implementing best practices that are aligned with Niagara’s maintenance strategy, and champion continuous improvement efforts across the plant.

What you would be doing as a Senior Maintenance Technician – LGV:

· Plan, lead and execute preventative maintenance efforts to minimize equipment downtime

· Demonstrate creative problem solving to identify and perform equipment repairs and improvements

· Coach and mentor operators, technicians and other peers on basic maintenance and technical procedures related to automated pallet handling equipment

· Participate in special projects on equipment upgrades or installations

· Collaborate with peers and team members to transfer specialist technical knowledge including:

  • Elettric80 equipment

  • Sick scanners

  • Laser Navigation

  • Laser based safety devices and safety controllers

· Practice plant safety guidelines at all times and inspire peers to practice safety all times



  • Minimum Qualifications:- 6 Years – Experience in a maintenance manufacturing environment
    • 6 Years – Experience in Position
    • 4 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and resolve issues across multiple departments and levels of the organization

  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Effective communication of issues and solutions to cross-functional team members

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics: electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic

  • Skilled in the use of shop equipment such as hydraulic and mechanical presses, bench grinder, drill press, mill and lathe, and assorted power tools

  • Proficient skills with precision measuring equipment, such as calipers, dial indicators, bore gauges, and depth gauges

  • Willingness to be a technical leader and trainer within a specific area of plant or machine center

  • Preferred Qualifications:- 10+ Years– Experience in a maintenance manufacturing environment

    • 10+ Years – Experience working in Position
    • 6 Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • 4 years of experience in one of the following fields: blow molding, injection molding,
  • packaging, or beverage
  • 4 years of experience with Krones, Husky, Sidel, or other packaging or bottling equipment
  • 1 year of experience leading and developing others on the functionality and repair of equipment
  • 2 years of experience creating process improvements or continuous improvement initiatives
  • Skilled in fabrication capabilities such as cutting and welding (mig, tig or stick)
  • Skilled working with electrical systems including 480VAC & 24VDC power
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics for process and instrumentation diagrams
  • Skilled in the repair of variable frequency drives, servo motors and controllers, communication systems (asi-bus, can-bus, profi-bus, ethernet), PLC input/output cards, and safety modules



  • Minimum Required: - High School Diploma or GED

  • Preferred: - Associate's Degree in manufacturing, manufacturing technology, mechatronics, industrial manufacturing, manufacturing automation or other similar manufacturing-related specialization

You should be proficient in:

  • Electrical Schematics
  • PLC Troubleshooting Skills

Niagara Bottling


1250 Whitaker Rd

Plainfield, IN
46168 USA


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