Machine Maintenance Technician

Website Hitachi

Job Highlights

Title Machine Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time (2nd Shift)
Experience Required
Function Admin/Facilities
Location Michigan City, IN, United States
Company Hitachi

Company Profile

Hitachi drives social innovation business, creating a sustainable society with data and technology.

Hitachi Global Air Power offers a full range of integrated compressed air solutions.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Machine Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting CNC machine shop equipment and implementation of new CNC equipment and technology.

Educational Level

  • High School Education or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of prior experience as a mechanic, repair technician, or machine tool mechanic with an understanding of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, or refrigeration systems.
  • 1+ year of proven experience effectively troubleshooting (including identifying machine control repair and modification) and utilizing relentless root cause analysis skills, with the ability to provide mistake-proofed solutions.
  • Refrigerant reclaim certification (highly preferred)


  • Participate in EHS quarterly audits, if required.


  • Ability to perform independent complex machine tool rebuilding (highly preferred)

Key Behaviors

  • Ability to work flexible shifts and overtime.
  • Assertive
  • Critical Thinking
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Lifting over 35 lbs. requires a lifting device, crane, or assistance from another associate.
  • Lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel, and twist.
  • Must immediately report injuries or unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
  • Passionate
  • Process Driven
  • Required to attend scheduled toolbox and safety meetings.
  • Required to wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the work area.
  • Standing and walking a minimum of 8 hours.
  • Team Oriented

Professional Experience

  • 1+ year experience understanding technical blueprints, electrical schematics, and PLC ladder logic required.
  • 1+ year experience using precision measurement devices required (i.e., pressure gauges, meters, etc.).
  • 1+ year experience working knowledge of machine shop equipment required (i.e., grinders, CNC, lathes, milling.
  • The ability to rebuild, retrofit, and repair electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical systems is highly preferred.
  • Basic computer skills required (i.e., spreadsheets, data entry, email).
  • Basic reading skills necessary to perform the functions of the job.
  • Experience exhibiting customer-focused behavior through effective communication with internal customers, peers, and the leadership team required.
  • Experience with fabrication using a welder, torch, plasma cutter, and sheet metal brake is a plus.
  • Experience with sourcing replacement parts is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working on electrical components, tooling, and mechanical repair.
  • Prior demonstrated experience with troubleshooting equipment effectively required.
  • Working knowledge of electronics and refrigeration.

Employer’s Statement

Hitachi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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