Novolex™ employs over 10,000 people across the globe. We strive to be the employer of choice in the global packaging industry. Novolex™ Careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth. Our team is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.



Electrical Maintenance Mechanic 


Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Electrical Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for proactively maintaining production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment. This position is responsible for installing, troubleshooting, and diagnosing production and process manufacturing equipment onsite, as well as performing modifications, repairs, and preventative/predictive maintenance tasks on existing equipment.  This position is for 2nd shift.  Hours are 3 pm. - 11 pm. Overtime is mandatory as required to a maximum of 12 hour shifts as production needs arise.


Successful experience in assuring safety standards that are in compliance with all Company, Local, State and Federal guidelines.

5-15 years’ Experience in Electrical and Equipment Maintenance.

Direct experience in a 5s environment.

Basic computer skills with MS Excel, Word and Outlook Email.

Knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory, principles, and statuary codes.

General knowledge required in mechanics (gears, bearings, pulleys, belts, etc.), pneumatics and hydraulics in order to effectively troubleshoot equipment problems in a timely manner with minimal supervision.



Actively participates in assigned plant safety related initiatives.

Participates in and maintains departmental shop 5S standards.

Assist with scheduling and coordination of all preventative maintenance

Prioritization and completion of assigned maintenance service requests.

Demonstrates ability in the use of a systematic approach in solving problems through analysis.

Responsible for reading, understanding and interpretation of blueprints, sketches and drawings.

Assist in the management of spare parts inventory.

Provide proper documentation of daily maintenance activities utilizing internal tracking systems

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure operation of machinery and mechanical/electrical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on PLC”s, VFD drives, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing electrical/mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Disassembles, repairs and reassembles or replaces defective electrical equipment such as plugs, switches, outlets, controls, ballasts, motors and appliance using hand tools, test equipment and service manuals.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Tests installations to check and insure continuity of the circuit, and the compatibility and safety of all components using test equipment such as an ohmmeter, amp meter, voltmeter, oscilloscope, or battery buzzer
  • Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit, junction, switch, outlet boxes, and switchboards using hand tools including mechanical drills, cutters, benders, and threading equipment.
  • Determine changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
  • Control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Maintain equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Prepares mechanical/electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing   information and trends.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Assists with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions.
  • Ensures all maintenance and repair activities are in compliance with OSHA, Federal, Local and plant safety standards.
  • Investigates equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations


    Candidate Requirements:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 5-15 years’ Experience in Electrical and Equipment Maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electricity and electronics; Electrical codes; standard methods, materials, tools and equipment of the trade; Electrical devices such as controls, switches, starters, transformers, motors, and panel boards; Potential occupational hazards connected with electrical work and the safety standards and practices.
  • Skilled in the use of tools in the electrical trade; in the installation of electrical devices, diagnosing the causes of electrical breakdowns; Repairing and adjusting electrical devices.
  • Interpret and apply blueprints, schematics, maintenance manuals, and assembly instructions; Study and comprehend new technology; Make mathematical computations; work from ladders, scaffolds, crawl spaces.
  • Technical understanding, zeal and ability to deal with uncertainty
  • Basic  understanding of Safety procedures
  • Experience with Power Tools
  • Critical decision making ability  
  • Flexibility and adaptability and ability to focus and pay attention to detail
  • Experience in Manufacturing a plus
  • Millwright Ramsey Test required


    About the Company

  • Novolex™ is North America’s leader in packaging choice and sustainability.
  • The leadership of Novolex’s packaging brands sprouts from innovation, a diversity of products and markets, and a dedication to sustainability and quality.
  • The family of historic Novolex™ brands includes Bagcraft® Packaging, Hilex Poly®, Fortune Plastics®, Duro Bag®, De Luxe® Packaging, Burrows Paper, Novolex Custom Film & Bag™, International Converter®, General Packaging® Products, and Heritage Bag®.
  • Each of the Novolex™ brands brings a unique sustainability and product story in plastic, paper, foil, recycling, or composting applications. The Novolex™ brands are unified by four common values: Manufacturing Innovation and Quality; Service; Packaging Choice; and Sustainability.
  • Novolex™ is headquartered in Hartsville, SC and has 49 manufacturing facilities around the globe, including the worlds’ largest closed loop plastic bag recycling plant located in Indiana.  The company has over 7,000 employees in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
  • Novolex™ focuses on customers within the retail, grocery, convenience store, deli, food service, hospitality, institutional, processor and industrial markets. The Novolex™ product portfolio and our engineered solutions are designed to meet customer packaging application needs in the areas of food contact, customer experience, resale items, checkout systems, can liners and packaging operations.
  • The company rebranded under the name Novolex™ in November 2014.  The change signifies a number of great companies coming together under a new name focused on delivering value to our customers, suppliers and employees through broader product categories and markets. Novolex’s family of packaging brands creates value and synergies by covering the full spectrum of retailer and institutional companies packaging requirements.
  • The Novolex™ name is based on the Latin “NOVO” for new and “LEX” a tip of the hat to Hilex Poly, the first brand to become part of the family.  The blue and red of our logo represents the integration of both paper and plastic into our sustainability platform with red and blue being the legacy corporate colors of Hilex Poly® and Duro Bag® respectively.


    Our Mission

  • Novolex’s™ mission is to continue a tradition of leadership established by our historic brands in the areas of packaging choice, customer service, manufacturing innovation, quality, and sustainability.


    Our Vision Statement

  • To be a leading provider of packaging solutions that are environmentally friendly, create value for the customer and Novolex™, have excellent quality, and provide superior service.
  • We want to accomplish this with an entrepreneurial culture which drives operational excellence and proactively creates ecological solutions.


    Our Environmental Mission
    Novolex's sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:

  • Reduces the impact of plastic and paper on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
  • Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
  • Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
  • Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community


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The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Pre-employment, as well as post-hire substance testing, is required for specified positions through Novolex. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.

Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at  800-845-6051.
Novolex is an E-Verify Employer.
Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.



Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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