Maintenance Technician 3rd Shift

08 Jul 2024

The Maintenance Technician routinely performs preventative maintenance on all equipment and components to ensure the continued safe, efficient, and effective operations of equipment used in the facility. This position also assists with maintaining parts inventory, organizing, and maintaining the maintenance shop, as well as inspecting and diagnosing malfunctions and breakdowns and performs repairs. This position must be able to take a proactive approach to preventative maintenance to improve equipment reliability and lifespan.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Friday, 9:45 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.


Completes routine repairs, preventative maintenance, and troubleshoots maintenance issues on standardized equipment

Responds to production requests for immediate attention to production line breakdowns

Assists in maintaining the organization of the maintenance shop and adequate parts inventory

Documents work completed as required including logs, data reports, procedures, etc.

Communicates and collaborates with other departments, including production, warehouse, and quality, regarding the status of maintenance projects and needs

Participates in training, retraining, and continual improvement processes and methods

Ensures plant is maintained and in accordance with housekeeping policies and guidelines

Follows and complies with all safety and work rules and regulations

Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-speed environment, follow standardized work process, and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment

Must have the ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate courtesy and tact with people in various positions and levels within the company

Must be capable of multi-tasking and working both as a team and independently

Must have effective time management skills

Must have general computer skills, ability to read and interpret schematics and blueprints and is capable of accurately distinguishing colors

Must maintain a clean and safe workspace

Must have a valid driver’s license

Must be dependable and have excellent attendance

Must be available to work overtime as needed; with little, to no notice

Must be able to pass a forklift, boom lift, scissor lift, a respirator fit test

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Education and Experience

Two-year technical degree in maintenance related field or a combination of education experience.

Two years of experience as a Maintenance Technician preferred

Plastic extrusion experience preferred

Forklift and Scissor lift maintenance experience preferred

Basic electrical knowledge preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Working conditions in the role of a Maintenance Technician may include exposure to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, dust, fumes, airborne particles, chemical dust, and risk of electric shock and non-hazardous chemical agents


Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl,

Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls

Talk and hear to coordinate and operate equipment

Use of safety equipment as dictated by the work (safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, face shields, hearing protection, gloves, etc.)

Exposure to moving mechanical parts


Lift and/or move up to 60 pounds

Work in temperature extremes, wet and/or humid conditions, with dust, fumes, airborne particles



Handle (with mechanical equipment) up to 250 pounds.

Exposure to noise levels above the OSHA action level requiring use of hearing protection

Work at elevated heights of approximately 30 feet


Specific vision abilities may require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

EOE, including disability/vets; All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.