Maintenance Tech

Charlotte, MI 48813, USA Req #924
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Utilimaster moves ahead of the competition when commercial trucks and upfit services require precision, planning, peerless people, and the perfect vehicle. Our vehicles deliver for well-respected global brands in the package delivery, ecommerce, food and beverage, linen and laundry, grocery and pharmaceutical markets. Utilimaster is a top-tier go-to-market brand of The Shyft Group (NASDAQ: SHYF), North America’s leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets. The Shyft Group rebranded in 2020 to reflect a new focus on high-growth end markets to help ensure long-term profitable growth. 


The Maintenance Technician position is responsible for performing preventative, predictive and routine maintenance tasks including troubleshooting issues, repairing failures of production and facilities equipment, and ensuring maximum equipment efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Repair and maintain plant machinery and equipment such as welders, pneumatic hand tools, electric hand tools, pumps, motors, compressors, etcetera
  • Repair or replace control devices such as switches, sensors, button controllers, valves, motor starters, etcetera
  • Perform work order repairs, inspections, and adjustments
  • Document repair reports
  • Fabricate and modify new and existing equipment
  • Participate in plant safety, health, and environmental programming
  • Learn and retain skills and practices needed to complete duties in assigned area
  • Read and follow detailed operator instructions, installation drawings, blueprints, etcetera, as required
  • Self-check work and inspect prior processes
  • Use basic hand, electric, cordless, and pneumatic tools, as required
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Initiate process improvements
  • Support 5S in work area
  • Communicate with manufacturing and other cross-functional teams (engineering, materials, purchasing, sales, etcetera) to resolve issues
  • Obtain and maintain a valid fork truck/stand up license - including completion of daily maintenance log and proper maintenance of equipment
  • Other tasks as assigned


HS Diploma or GED required

  • 4 years of experience in manufacturing and facilities maintenance
  • 1 year of experience with HVAC, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, and basic electrical repair-120v & 480v (consideration will be given to equivalent combinations of education and experience)
  • Excellent attendance
  • Positive attitude
  • Safety oriented
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
  • Team oriented
  • Basic computer skills are required
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must have experience using mills, lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other metal working Machinery
  • Strong mechanical aptitude a must
  • Knowledge of basic assembly processes preferred
  • Able to:
    • Accumulate tools and equipment required to perform assigned tasks
    • Lift 50 pounds waist high
    • Embrace change
    • Read and comprehend documents and prints at a high level
    • Work overtime on short notice
  • Willing to:
    • Improve self / area / company (including pursuing additional training, if needed)
    • Develop a working knowledge of company’s systems (example: AS/400, maintenance software)

This job description is intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description is not intended to be all - inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility. Utilimaster reserves the right to change or assign to this position as required.

Utilimaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability or protected veteran status. 

Other details

  • Job Family Maintenance
  • Job Function Indirect
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Charlotte, MI 48813, USA