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Maintenance Tech I

Sauder Manufacturing Co, 239 WB Street, Chase City, Virginia, United States of America Req #993
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Sauder Manufacturing was founded in 1945 as a Church furniture Company and is a wholly owned by the parent Sauder Woodworking Co.  We have a rich history in crafting solid wood into beautiful, enduring, quality furniture and today that is blended with modern technology and a strong customer focus.

Sauder Manufacturing Co. sells in four strategic markets: Healthcare Furniture for Acute Care Hospitals, Education Furniture for colleges and universities, Worship furniture for churches, synagogues, courthouses and funeral homes and finally furniture for human services markets which is a diverse network of agencies providing residential housing to many individuals. At Sauder Manufacturing, how do we do our work----new technology, new products and new ideas----changes constantly---but our values----how we treat our customers, suppliers and each other----never change 


Monday - Thursday 7AM - 5 PM Friday - 7AM - 11AM

Overtime and after hours as needed


Position Summary:

Performs maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, and other physical structures in accordance with SOPs (standard operating procedures), internal requirements, manufacturer's specifications and safety policies.

Position Requirements:·        

  • Paints structures, drywall and plaster, performs masonry work, and repairs plumbing fixtures and woodwork.       
  • Makes repairs to tools and equipment.        
  • Maintains and installs electrical systems and fixtures.       
  • Measures, cuts, bonds, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit.       
  • Uses hand and power tools/machinery.        
  • Ensures tools and equipment are maintained and repaired.        
  • Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements to improve efficiency, capability and yield    
  • Performs equipment failure analyses (including preventive and unscheduled maintenance).    
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment problems.       
  • Prepares technical reports to document preventative maintenance issues 

Experience and Knowledge Required:        

  •  High School diploma or GED required.  
  • Technical school or an applicable skilled trades program a plus   
  • ldeal candidate will have 0-2 years industrial maintenance experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment    
  • Flexibility to work hours needed for special projects or emergency breakdowns.       
  • Basic understanding or training in Lean Manufacturing principles        
  • Work with little to no supervision on basic issues and routine problems, assists with complex issues.      
  • Experience in furniture manufacturing materials including wood, foam, fabrics and sewing would be helpful       
  • Have a working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical (110V, 220V, 440V and 3 phase) systems, light metal fabrication. 
  • Maintains a beginning and working knowledge of PLC operation & programming        
  • Basic computer skills; internet search, email, file storage etc.     
  • Use of basic measurement equipment; tape measures, calipers, dial indicators      
  • The ability to read, understand and follow drawings, instructions and machine manuals


Key Attributes Required:        

  • A self-starting, goal-oriented, customer-focused individual who takes personal accountability and driven by the achievement of the group over personal objectives.        
  • Able to work in team environment while supporting the needs of our internal customers.       
  • Strong logical problem solving skills with the ability to implement both long and short-term solutions 

Physical Demands:

This work requires the following physical activities: climbing, bending, stooping, reaching, and standing for long periods, walking, and lifting 60 lbs. or less, use of ladders and powered lifts such as boom or scissor lifts to perform work at heights. May require occasional heavy lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and visual acuity. The ability to distinguish colors is required to perform electrical work. The work is performed primarily indoors but may require outside work in all types of weather.


Work Environment:        

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.        
  • 95% maintenance, machine shop and on factory floor       
  • 5% in office environment

Full benefits package includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage with company contribution towards Health Savings Account (HSA), 10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation from weekly accrual, 401(k) match and profit sharing plan, disability coverage, life insurance, pay for performance increases, tuition reimbursement, advancement opportunity, Sauder Village membership, employee referral bonus and a sweet furniture discount!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran  

Other details

  • Job Family SMC-Tech Support Hourly
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Sauder Manufacturing Co, 239 WB Street, Chase City, Virginia, United States of America