Website Louis Industries

Maintenance Technician Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 3-5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Paynesville, MN, United States
Company Louis Industries

Company Profile

Louis Industries is a sheet metal fabricator and steel distributor using state-of-the-art technology to manufacture quality parts.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Maintenance Technician who will be responsible for conducting preventative maintenance and repairs on various production machines and equipment.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • 3-5 years of maintenance experience (preferred)


  • Arrange for and manage appropriate third-party contractor support, as needed.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance as scheduled, e.g., oil changes, greasing, filter changes, etc.
  • Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Follow all safety procedures, rules, and guidelines and notify the HR and Director of Operations of any existing or potential safety issues.
  • Identify and troubleshoot basic equipment issues.
  • Maintain the work area, machinery, and tools in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.
  • Participate in and support continuous process improvement.
  • Perform basic electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, and hydraulic repairs.
  • Perform lockout-tagout procedures on all machines requiring maintenance.
  • Perform machine repairs, e.g., fix unloader forks and conveyers, change motors, fix oil leaks, etc.
  • Performs a variety of types of preventative and routine maintenance and repairs, including electrical, mechanical, automation, and plumbing. Ensures that all equipment is functioning satisfactorily.
  • Performs simple facility and grounds tasks including mowing and snow removal.
  • Record production, repair, and machine maintenance information.
  • Replace, empty, or replenish machine and equipment containers such as gas tanks, etc.
  • Use a wire-feed welder, oxygen-acetylene torch, and plasma torch as needed to make repairs.
  • Works with Maintenance Supervisor to develop and maintain preventative maintenance program for applicable equipment and machinery.


  • Ability to communicate orally or in written form effectively with personnel
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, e.g., drawings and schematics
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate equipment
  • Certified forklift operator (preferred)
  • Knowledge of automation processes
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes

Physical Demands

  • Frequent kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, walking, sitting, and standing for 9 hours per day.
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have a communicable range of hearing and sight with or without the use of aids.
  • Requires exposure to a typical manufacturing area where the environment is affected by outside temperatures and machine operation.


  • 401k match
  • Annual and quarterly bonus
  • Boot allowance
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent daycare flex spending
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • HSA match
  • Life insurance
  • Paid uniforms
  • Prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Short term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Vacation pay
  • Vision insurance
  • Weld helmet allowance

Employer’s Statement

Louis Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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