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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.



Job Summary: 


The Maintenance Technician has the primary responsibility of mechanical and electrical machine service and repair on industrial equipment.  This position also acts as a technical resource for all processing equipment.  This position reports to the respective plant Lead Maintenance and takes direction from the Shift Supervisor in the absence of the Maintenance Lead.                     


Basic Duties and Task Statements:


Essential Functions:

  • Perform installations and debug new equipment
  • Maintain, overhaul & repair various types of equipment, systems, components, etc.
  • Preventative Maintenance on all industrial machinery
  • Troubleshoot and modify any/all industrial machinery
  • Ability to provide concise reports using CMMS programs, and related forms.
  • Assist with equipment retrofits/upgrades
  • Understanding of common mechanical principles
  • Understanding of electrical and electronic theory
  • Designing and building fixtures
  • Performs all work in accordance with established OSHA, EPA and safety regulations
  • Good attendance and punctuality required


Marginal Functions:

  • Building maintenance & repair
  • Servicing of company vehicles and forklifts
  • Engineering and tool room support
  • Maintain a neat and orderly maintenance shop
  • Miscellaneous duties as directed by supervisor


Basic Competencies and Requirements:


  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required
  • A minimum of 5-7 years experience in an industrial environment required
  • Understand and read electrical schematics, machinery drawings, and pneumatic or hydraulic schematics.
  • Knowledge of mechanical drive components and systems. To include gearboxes, belts, bearings, pulleys, sheaves, bushings, and other common mechanical components.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic components and systems. To include valves, cylinders, flow controls, accumulators, and other common air or fluid components.
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic components and systems. To include sensors, switches, AC/DC/Servo motors, PLC systems, PLC programs, AC 480Volt, AC120Volt, DC voltage, Servo drives, AC drives, and VFD drives.
  • Understand and skilled in the use of mechanical hand tools.
  • Understand and skilled in the use of common electrical instruments. To include multi-meters, amp probes, thermocouple testers, temperature or pressure control testing equipment, and other various instruments required to isolate electrical malfunctions.
  • Understand water systems for both chill and cooling tower water systems. To include piping, valves, and assorted fittings.
  • Understand heating systems used in ovens, and extruders.
  • Understand vacuum systems used in resin material flow from source to end use.
  • Understand Low Pressure air systems, compressors, piping, valves, flow controls, filters, and oil separators.
  • Ability to utilize a fork truck for maintenance assists requirements.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, tools, practices and procedures
  • Ability to work well in a team environment & motivate others within the team
  • Ability to guide and train new mechanics
  • Must identify and report hazards.
  • Must eliminate any hazard within own ability.
  • Provide roll around cabinet with common use tools to perform duties of position


Physical demands:


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job function.


  • Employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to apply torque to wrenches and ratchets, lift tooling dies and associated parts into the machine with human and mechanical assistance.
  • Normal Dexterity & Weight Requirements (requires extensive walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, climbing and lifting up to 60 pounds)
  • Must be able to see and read machine gauges and computer screen, 75% of the time.
  • Must be aware of and follow all safety policies, including use of personal protective equipment, lock out/tag out, housekeeping, hazardous materials, etc.



Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
  • The work environment can have temperatures that are both cold and high temperature depending on the work locations, and seasonable temperature variations.

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

For more information on Novolex™, visit our website at: www.novolex.com

Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

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. #LI-HA1



City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Maintenance, Machinist, Forklift, Manufacturing