Maintenance Technician (Day or Night Shift)

Elite One Source Nutritional Services

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Missoula, MT

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


About Us

ELITE One Source is an operating company of DCC Plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with operations in Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe and the USA currently employing approximately 11,000 employees in 15 countries.

ELITE One Source Nutritional Services, Inc. ('ELITE'), is a provider of contract manufacturing and related services to the growing healthcare and dietary supplements market in the US.

ELITE focuses on the contract manufacturing of complex-formulation nutritional products in tablet and capsule dosage forms, including organic and probiotic products, across a variety of packaging formats. ELITE's service offering encompasses product development, formulation, manufacturing, packaging and regulatory services. Its customer base includes some of the leading specialist brands in the US consumer healthcare market.

ELITE's facilities in Missoula, Montana are well-invested with significant scope to expand capacity to meet its organic growth plans. The facilities comply with FDA cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and Health Canada standards and are certified by leading third party regulatory bodies including NSF and USDA Organic. 

We are committed to fostering an open, collaborative, and safe work environment—a place where you can contribute, grow, and share in the success of the Company.

Why Work for Us?

  • Competitive Wages
  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 60 days of employment with company contribution for employee and dependents.
  • Life Insurance fully paid by employer.
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance available.
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is provided for all employees.
  • Quarterly Perfect Attendance Bonus Program.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • 10 Paid Holidays.
  • 401k retirement plan with company match.
  • Career Advancement.

Position Details

Department: Maintenance
Direct Report: Technical Manager
Indirect Report: Director of Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Overview

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for executing industrial maintenance activities on the assigned shift.  These duties include planned work and unplanned work utilizing precision tools, industrial fabrication equipment, and industrial materials.  Other activities include special projects, responding to requests from other departments, training and coaching production associates, and participating in continuous improvement activities.  The Maintenance Technician supports the site in consistently meeting or exceeding safety, quality, environmental, regulatory, financial, and product supply goals.

Essential Functions


  • Supports PM systems for the Line, focusing on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Breakdown Elimination, and Anomaly Handling Daily Management Systems (DMS) primarily through execution of planned and unplanned maintenance activities.
  • Drives results in Planned and Unplanned Downtime, and supports improvement activities for the following KPIs:
    1. PM completion %.
    2. PM compliance %.
    3. PM effectiveness %.
    4. CMMS Data Integrity.
    5. MTTR.
    6. Cost/Asset.
    7. Wrench Time.
    8. Breakdown Loss %.
    9. Breakdown Effectiveness %.
    10. 5S audit score.
    11. Spare Parts Inventory Accuracy %.
    12. Spare Parts Inventory Value.
  • Participates in root cause (RCA) problem solving efforts on key chronic losses for the line/dept.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities through participation in focused improvement teams and opportunity identification during the course of standard work.
  • Participates in connection point and daily direction setting meetings for assigned area(s) to ensure that the appropriate information is communicated to oncoming shifts to maximize efficiency and minimize losses.
  • Attends and participates in the Maintenance Daily Meeting.
  • Supports the: 
    1. Spare Parts Management DMS.
    2. Clean, Inspect, Lubricate (CIL) DMS.
    3. Changeover (CO) DMS.
    4. Centerline (CL) DMS.
    5. Efficient planned stop execution.
    6. Execution of Line 90-Day loss-elimination plans.
    7. 5S activities.
  • Participates in the PM Revision strategy for the factory.
  • Provides feedback to the Technical Planner regarding effectiveness and quality of planned maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain, modify, and/or update equipment files, drawings, and any other relevant documentation.
  • Champions all safety initiatives.
  • Operates and Cleans equipment as necessary to meet Complete and On Time Delivery (COTD) targets.
  • Keep current with company and department policy, bulletins, etc.
  • Assist Managers and supervisors and be capable of assuming leadership role during crisis/emergency situations.
  • Member of facility First Responder Team.

Internal Relationships:

  • Trains and coaches’ technicians and operators on maintenance, care, and operation of the equipment.
  • Maintains excellence in customer service by responding to all help requests in a timely manner and communicating in a professional manner.
  • In collaboration with the production, logistics, and quality departments, provide feedback on associate annual performance reviews (APR) and contribute to the data analysis and management of the Management by Objective (MBO) program.




  • 5 years experience as a maintenance technician, millwright, or mechanic in an industrial manufacturing facility or a combination of equivalent industry and military experience.
  • Fabrication, machining and welding experience.
  • Knowledge of relevant codes:  
    • ASME, NEC, NFPA.


  • Experience operating within a formalized Continuous Improvement Environment (TPM, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma).
  • Military or post high school technical training in a relevant field.
  • ASME Certified Welder.
  • Licensed Electrician.
  • CADD experience.
  • Programming experience in AB Controllogix Platform.
  • IT or information network experience.
  • ASQ Certified Calibration Technician.
  • Ultrasound Technician Certification.
  • Infrared Thermography Certification.
  • Inventory Management experience.
  • Work experience in a GMP environment.


    • Required Competencies:  
      1. Functional Technical Skills, Drive for Results, Action Orientation, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Customer Focus, and Decision Quality.
    • Preferred Competencies:
      1. Listening, Creativity, Conflict Management, and Developing Direct Reports & Others.
    • Ability to read and understand technical diagrams, exploded view drawings, and component specifications.
    • Computer literacy (CMMS, web browsers, and Microsoft Office Suite).
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; detail oriented.

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions in the Office Setting (95%):

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.
  • Factory Attire.

Working Conditions on the Production Floor (5%):

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced light manufacturing environment.
  • PPE requirements: safety glasses, respiratory protection, company supplied lab coats, and gloves.
  • GMP gowning requirements: Hair net, beard guard (if applicable), shoe covers, and sweatbands as required.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting / carrying (10-50 lbs.).
  • Frequent pushing / pulling (50-300 lbs) and frequent bending and stooping.
  • Frequent handling / gripping (parts, tools, etc.).

Cover-All Clause

The preceding essential functions, qualifications, and physical requirements have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. ELITE ONE SOURCE® Nutritional Services, Inc reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of any position and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Additionally, employees of ELITE agree to accept and complete additional projects as assigned by a member of management.

Regulatory Compliance

All Employees agree to comply with a strict adherence to Company and OSHA safety requirements, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory standards.

Commitment to Safety

At ELITE we consider the safety, health, and security of our employees, the integrity of our assets, the protection of the environment, and the quality of our service to be integral to the efficient management of our business.

We believe that all injuries, illnesses, and incidents arising from things we do in the course of our business are preventable and we are committed to preventing harm to anyone as a result of our operations. We put SAFETY F1RST in everything we do. We each have a responsibility for our own safety and for the safety of others. Maintaining high standards of health and safety, ensuring the safe operations of our facilities, vehicles, and other assets is good for our employees, our customer, our business, and the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to continual and sustainable improvements in our health and safety performance and will ensure, our employees and others who may be affected by our operations, are not exposed to risks to ether their health or safety.

The ultimate responsibility for health and safety and environmental compliance within ELITE lies with the Senior Management team. They have the overall responsibility for the health and safety of all our employees and for ensuring that the risks and impacts from our activities are understood and mitigated. However, everyone at ELITE must understand the part they play to help contain health and safety risks and that this is part of our everyday work. It is the responsibility of every individual working within the business to make themselves aware of possible health and safety risks and to take reasonable measures to reduce this risk in their working environment.