$29.68-31.27 Industrial Maintenance Tech

BulkSak by Conitex Sonoco

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$28.78-30.73 /h
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Hartselle, AL
Multiple Shifts

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

While reporting to the Plant Engineer, the Industrial Maintenance Reliability Technician is responsible for achieving the highest level of reliability for plant equipment through performing tasks required to maintain equipment in 'Like New' condition and minimize downtime. This individual will use advanced training and knowledge to perform equipment / process / system maintenance, troubleshoot equipment, make repairs and identify opportunities. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. You must have a proven record of success in a fast-paced environment. You must have the ability to work with various teams and have a good eye to spot defects in the packing line. You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail.

The Industrial Maintenance Reliability Technician (IMRTech) position has three levels (I, II, and Senior). IMRTech I is an entry level position that requires certification through Sonoco's Apprenticeship Program or equivalent. While the subsequent job titles (IMRTech II and Sr IMRTech) have similar roles and responsibilities, it is recognized that lots of work activities are only experienced due to job occurrence rate and timing. Therefore the more time on the job, the more vast the work activities experienced and expertise grows.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Work to identify safety risks and to reduce risks in behavior, equipment and processes.
  • Quickly and safely troubleshoot equipment issues and implement optimum corrective action. Communicate plan of action to prevent repeat issues and assist in documenting new procedures. Typically 80% of the issues are mechanical, but technicians also need the ability to diagnose and resolve electrical issues.
  • Technically skilled to Maintain, Troubleshoot, Repair, and Improve Reliability of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, piping, electrical and robotic equipment.
  • Proven experience with modifying production equipment for new and changing processes, as well as, fabrication and installation.
  • Technically skilled to Precision Install mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, piping, electrical and robotic equipment utilizing OEM specifications.
  • Skilled in shop tools: lathes, drills, milling machines, etc.
  • Precision welding based on the required application.
  • Read and understand mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics.
  • Develop, modify, read, troubleshoot and install PLC programs.
  • Create, document and perform strong Preventive / Predictive maintenance tasks / procedures to eliminate equipment breakdown failures.
  • Participate in proactive maintenance activities such as FMEA's, RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action), Analytical Troubleshooting (ATS).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

  • Ability to promote to higher maintenance positions.
  • Can promote, invoke and implement change where needed.
  • Certified Welder.
  • Strong Communication and Troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong proactive maintenance and reliability thought process.

Minimum Education Required:

  • Associate's degree in Mechatronics, Industrial Maintenance or related technical field.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5+ years of manufacturing maintenance experience or equivalent military technical experience.


  • Mechanical and Electrical Minimizer testing with minimum score or better
  • Sonoco IMRT competency scores.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.

Apply today and help us get stronger!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $ 28.78-30.73 per hour based on experience and competency scoring.

Shift differential $.75 for 2nd shift and $1.50 for 3rd shift.

Eligible for $500 Retention Bonus, $200 after 45 days and $300 after 75 days when meeting acceptable level of performance.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.