Maintenance Technician (2nd shift - train on 1st)
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/8/2018

Job Description


With well over a century of frontline experience, Boston Gear is recognized globally as a premier resource for extremely reliable, high-performance power transmission components. Boston Gear offers the industry’s most comprehensive product array featuring more than 30,000 standard products combined with the ability to custom engineer unique solutions when required. Product lines include standard enclosed gear drives, custom speed reducers, AC/DC motors, DC drives and Centric brand overload clutches and torque limiters. 

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The Maintenance Technician is responsible for daily maintenance, preventative maintenance and operational availability of the facility’s CNC and production equipment, as well as overall building services.  This position will train on 1st shift but will eventually cover 2nd shift (2:30 - 11pm)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Install, diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment, as well as electrical systems and components on a variety of machines utilized in the plant to include, but not limited to: CNC equipment, manual equipment, metal cutting equipment, presses and forklifts.
  • Perform simple welding repair and fabrication of items from blueprints.
  • Perform a variety of installation and repair assignments, including minor plumbing work.
  • Perform construction of minor and major wood working projects.
  • Utilize books and blueprints to locate and repair faulty components.
  • Use precision measuring instruments to check machine accuracy (voltmeters, calipers, dial indicators, etc.)
  • Specify and requisition replacement parts using books, prints and catalogs.
  • Keep all maintenance equipment clean and properly stored.
  • Contribute to the cleanliness, efficiency and safety of the facility.
  • Apply the principles of lean manufacturing (ABS) in accordance with Policy Deployment. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Majority of time is spent in a manufacturing production environment with some (but not all) climate controlled areas. Personal protective safety equipment must be worn and proper safety precautions must be observed.  Potential exposure may include, but is not limited to:  solvents, dusts, noise, heat, outside weather conditions, cramped spaces, and building construction areas. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Potential physical demands include, but are not limited to:  frequent walking and standing; occasional crawling, climbing, twisting, stooping, kneeling, lifting up to 50 lbs carrying, handling, pushing, and pulling.  Potential sensory demands include, but are not limited to:  hearing and seeing.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Job Requirements


  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and program PLC
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical blueprints.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with using precision measuring instruments (voltmeters, calipers, dial indicators, etc.)
  • Some knowledge and prior experience with plumbing and welding (mig and tig) applications is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to perform shop arithmetical calculations.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Result-oriented with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills which fosters teamwork and collaboration and develops high quality working relationships in order to influence, gain support, and achieve results.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset and an advocate for change. Exposure to lean manufacturing principles is a plus.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to adapt to internal processes and change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated while taking initiative with projects and tasks.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Basic proficiency with various computer systems, including MS Office applications (Word, Excel) and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in English language skills, including effective verbal and written communication  


  • A High School diploma or GED equivalency is required.
  • A 2-year technical degree is preferred.


  • 5 or more years of maintenance experience with CNC and manual machining equipment (lathes, mills, grinders), including experience with mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical/PLC is required.

  • Previous experience with gear-cutting (hobbing) equipment is a plus.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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