Maintenance Technician 697
Powell Industries, Inc.
 Houston, TX

As a Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of manufacturing equipment, both automated and manual. This equipment includes machines such as:

  • CNC Laser Cutting and CNC Turret Punch Press equipment.
  • Robotic Welding equipment.
  • Automated Material Handling equipment.
  • Automated Powder Coat Painting Equipment.

In addition to production equipment, you will be responsible for maintaining Facilities equipment and systems such as HVAC equipment, electrical systems and various mechanical devices used throughout the facility.

Daily responsibilities will include emergency and preventative maintenance on any machine or system in the facility and assisting production and manufacturing engineers with process and machinery improvements.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

You must be an organized, self-starter with above average problem solving ability. Also, you must be able to work alone and unsupervised while under intense pressure from Production customers. Most importantly, you must be able to work as part of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined team while achieving your highest potential performance.

Job Requirements

  • 2-4 years experience in a manufacturing maintenance group.
  • Minimum of 75 classroom study hours or seminar training in core training fields such as Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electrical, Welding, Machine Tools, and/or Troubleshooting.
  • Experience with CNC control systems.
  • Ability to read electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics, and mechanical drawings.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000 Quality system.
  • Experience with PCs and Windows software.
  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.

From strategic locations across the world, Powell is focused to deliver superior value to its customers through a full range of differentiated IEC and ANSI products and services. This offering is designed to satisfy the discerning requirements of the global market, across all industry sectors. Powell's equipment is used to safely and successfully power the operations of a diverse customer base:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Food and Beverage
  • Mining and Metals
  • Electric Utilities
  • Traction Power

The Powell culture has and will always be founded through our “can do“ attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it by transforming our visions into reality. Powell's goal is to be the company our customers can call when it absolutely has to be done right and on time. Our custom engineered-to-order solutions are second to none in providing the value you need and expect.

The electrical power industry is amongst the most safety-conscious groups in the world. Powell's core philosophy, to be Powered by Safety®, ensures our products are designed to reinforce this position by bringing safety-related features to our customers. Powell knows and understands the concern of engineers, operators, maintenance technicians, employees, and suppliers. Compared to our peers, we deliver the most value by developing products and systems that function at the highest degree of safety while providing the ultimate in skilled operation and design.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

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