Maintenance Technician
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

Job Description

Guardian Couplings, a Division of Altra Industrial Motion, is currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician for our facility in Michigan City, IN. 


Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, this position is responsible for the maintenance of the physical plant and its equipment.  The incumbent must be observant to possible repairs in the facility and fix repairs quickly and effectively.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. CNC machinery/ assembly equipment mechanical and electrical troubleshooting (mills, lathes,presses, custom assembly equipment related to business).
  2. Tasks related to machine installation (air, electrical, hydraulic). This could include use of fork trucks and/or high lifts.   
  3. Electrical installation.
  4. Facility and production machinery repair and installation.
  5. Janitorial duties as needed
  6. Chemical maintenance on Cleanline.
  7. Monitoring and testing machines.
  8. Plumbing repairs, carpentry and general maintenance and upkeep of the facility.
    1. Adheres to all safety rules and report questionable conditions to Production Supervisor.
    2. Apply and recommend Lean practices.

Job Requirements



Knowledge in the use and maintenance of machines and safety practices

Intrepersonal skills to handle different internal personnel and to meet requirements and customer satisfaction

Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills function to determine and solve technical problems arising on a daily basis

Ability to meet deadlines for completion of tasks in a timely manner




  • Unplanned/planned downtime
  • Workplace organization (5S)
  • Safety (closing of Near-Misses)
  • OSHA compliance (LOTO, PPE)




High School education or equivalent, preferred

Factory Certification on maintenance and repair job, preferred

On-the-job training for maintenance / repair work

3-5 years of related job experience


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit,twist, squat, overhead reach, and use hands.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:


Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to an industrial environment including moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment may be loud during some periods.

Guardian Couplings is an E/O/E

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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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