1st Shift Industrial Maintenance Technician

Simmons Knife & Saw is a leading manufacturer of high-quality band and reciprocating cutting blades since 1946. We proudly serve the foam, wood, pallet, leather, packaging, metal fabrication/machine shop, and food processing industries. We are a family-owned business and our strong culture definitely sets us apart. Our average tenure of 12 years is proof that our employees enjoy working here and embrace, celebrate and live our core values of respect, integrity, positive attitude and passion every day. We are proud of who we are and where we're going and we're hoping you'll join us along the way!

We are hiring an Industrial Maintenance Technician to join our team. This position reports to our Maintenance Manager and hours are 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday.

PURPOSE & FUNCTION: To service, maintain, and upgrade existing production equipment and facilities as well as build new machinery.


  • Perform preventative maintenance on production equipment to ensure safe, proper, and efficient function. Document associated tasks and parts used/replaced.
  • Diagnose problems with mechanical assemblies and repair or replace bearings, belts, pulleys and gears.
  • Identify problems with equipment and complete repairs with minimal downtime or supervision.
  • Make replacement and prototype parts and fixtures by machining and fabrication.
  • Offer technical support to Engineering and Production about equipment maintenance, process improvement, and overall manufacturing excellence.
  • Perform basic electrical duties including lighting, switches, running conduit, etc.
  • Assist in the storage and management of replacement parts and components.
  • Analyze, install, and maintain water, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Make repairs and replace worn or defective parts such as gauges, valves, pressure regulators and piping.
  • Suggest and implement improved designs to existing equipment components and systems.
  • Follow all Safety policies and procedures. Offer suggestions to better protect all employees.


  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in an industrial setting.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, including the use of common hand tools.
  • Experience with lathes, mills, and basic welding.
  • Effective use of measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, indicators, thread gages, etc. 
  • Knowledge of basic electrical skills with willingness to learn more.
  • Read and understand mechanical drawings and diagrams and electrical schematics.
  • Understand basic math including fractions, decimals and measurement conversions.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects at once.
  • Strong motivation to get things done, solve problems and learn.
  • Hold firm values and ethics.


  • Walk, push, pull, lift, reach overhead and bend to the floor, kneeling, climbing, squatting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Good manual dexterity to handle objects and work on equipment and with tools.
  • Exert 50-100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
  • Exert 20-50 pounds of force frequently, and/or
  • Exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Near acuity is required for reading machine dial gauges, blueprints and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of parts. Read a computer screen and printed documents including work orders and diagrams and schematics. Operate motorized equipment, including a forklift.
  • Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.
  • Mentally be able to read/comprehend, write, perform calculations, communicate orally, reason, and analyze.
  • Working conditions employee may be subject to:
    • high noise levels from operating machines
    • physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts
    • breathing fumes, dust and mist
    • skin exposure to oils and cutting fluid
    • work in confined quarters if needed