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Date Added: Fri 11/06/2021

Maintenance Mechanic

Buffalo, NY, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

**Both Day and Night Shifts Available**

Hours are 7-7.

Job Summary:

Directly responsible for maintaining plant machinery and equipment by performing preventive maintenance work, troubleshooting and machine repairs, installation and improvement of blow mold machine and related equipment. This includes but not limited to: air compressors and compressed air dryers, chillers, cooling towers, liquid and vacuum pumps, blow molding machines and equipment, conveyor systems, grinding systems, hydraulic systems, rotary leak inspectors, palletizers, and stretch wrappers. Works to develop skills and knowledge of the business.


  • Provides support to the Production Team in order to meet the needs of our customers. Works closely with all plant coworkers to ensure that Amcor's quality standards are being upheld.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance of equipment, production systems and informs management of improvements.

  • Performs preventive maintenance work, troubleshoots and repairs machinery and equipment in a timely manner, including correcting issues which affect quality.

  • Determines and acquires all materials and parts needed for the PM's being performed. Ensures that the PM paperwork and computer entry are completed accurately. Creates work orders for parts, tasks and issues that were not addressed but still need to be completed on the next PM or sooner.

  • Dismantles machinery and mechanical equipment to remove defective parts; repairs and/or replaces the defective parts, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Monitors inventory and keep parts stocked as needed, includes informing appropriate personnel for ordering parts. Keeps parts room organized. 

  • Performs machine and equipment change overs.

  • Define and control the process for blow molding, injection and packaging operations. Focused on creating a quality container. 

  • Modify and troubleshoot equipment using PLC software with a high degree of competency.

  • Read electrical schematics and identify symbols and control circuits with a high degree of competency.

  • Provide support in troubleshooting PLCs and controls cabinets.

  • Work closely with plant IT personnel to maintain/modify SCADA systems as needed. 

  • Daily reviews, completes and closes out open work orders in a timely manner. Updates work orders with part numbers and requisition numbers. 

  • Maintains cleanliness of all blow mold equipment, the maintenance shop and rebuild area, the base rebuild area, and mold storage areas. Leads 5S projects in these areas to organize, arrange and maintain a professional looking workplace.

  • Communicates with team via radio that must be worn continually. 

  • Must be willing and able to learn new equipment.

  • Must be willing to remain on an assignment until a job is completed or until released by their Lead, Supervisor or Manager. 

  • Performs building maintenance as needed.

  • Participates and trains operators on regular basis.

  • Ensures that machines are running efficiently before the end of shift, or information is passed on to an individual who can repair the machine in a timely manner.

  • Works safe, addresses safety issues, and complies with all applicable Federal, State, local and company safety, health, fire, environmental, quality and general ordinances and policies. Completes monthly safety requirements on time on each month. 

  • Abides by and enforces Amcor's GMP, HACCP and product safety policies.

  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Site Manager or Lead and performs other duties as assigned that may not necessarily fall within the scope of the duties outlined above.


Education: Required: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Preferred: Technical School Diploma


  1. Minimum 5 years' experience of industrial maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience with Blow Molding machinery and related equipment preferred.

  2. Must have good working knowledge of high production machinery and facilities and exhibits leadership qualities.

  3. Experience with basic electrical systems (e.g., starters, fuses, contacts, relays, etc.).

  4. Experience with electronics (e.g., flow meters, current transformers, drives/VFDs, etc.)

  5. Experience with schematics and product manuals (e.g. electrical blueprints with switches, relays, etc.)

  6. Experience with troubleshooting (e.g. diagnostics, problem solving, etc.)

  7. Ability to modify and troubleshoot PLC and HMI programs with a degree of competency.

  8. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business reports and correspondence. 

  9. Able to recognize and understand numbers and values.

  10. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

  11. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and customer needs.

  12. Ability to visually and mentally make priority decisions / judgement calls based on the situation at hand. Ability to work under pressure and interact with others. 

  13. Ability to meet / exceed deadlines. 

  14. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate quickly and effectively with all members of the shift and management. 

  15. Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  16. Proficient in electronic data-entry 

  17. Possess the desire for continued learning both within the job position requirements and for personal advancement.

You should be proficient in:

  • Tool/Die/Mold Repair
  • Tool/Die/Mold Setups
  • PLC troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance

Salary info:

$26 - $26 / hr

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