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Swagelok Job Posting Description

Shift: 1st shift (7am-3:15pm) 

Req ID: [[id]] 

Hiring Manager: Christopher Costic

Position Title (Internal / External – If Applicable): 




Job Code: 


Salary Grade: 

Hourly J 

Position Reports to: 

Manufacturing Support Supervisor 

Functional Group: 


Approved By: 

Department Supervisor 

Date Approved: 




Position Summary: 

The Equipment Maintenance Tech Level 5 is depended on to solve the most complex and difficult equipment problems by identifying and correcting root cause.  This associate works as a mentor to other Rx technicians and can be the informal leader in their department.  This associate effectively and independently communicates with the plant leadership team and can be relied upon to give updates on equipment status when needed.  This associate also has a deep understanding of their own contributions and how they help the customer win and meet or exceed departmental goals.  This associate exhibits strong communication skills and can work effectively with and lead cross functional teams.  This associate is recognized and called upon to be a resource not only for the plant, but also the overall company 



Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 


  • Identifies and utilizes the proper hand tools  

  • Understands and follows Swagelok’s general housekeeping and safety practices and policies (Ex-fall protection, confined space, hot works permit, general and specialized PPE, LO/TO, compressed gas, Arc Flash, etc.) and knows where to find them 

  • Utilizes basic shop math 

  • Has an understanding of the lean toolbox 

  • Performs preventative maintenance per SOM’s 

  • Provides maintenance welding and soldering support 

  • Uses fabrication and machining equipment to construct components to support operations   

  • Leads shift start up meeting 

  • Promotes and supports the Reliability Excellence process 

  • Is certified and properly uses all of the Power Industrial Equipment 

  • Can understand and recognize problems in equipment blueprints, assembly drawings and electrical schematics 

  • Suggests and makes modifications or improvements to equipment per Rx process as needed 

  • Utilizes analysis tools such as multi-meters, push-pull testers, precision levels, turn tests and hydraulic test gages to solve problems 

  • Proficiently uses fabrication/machining processes and can train others in Basic Shielding and Basic Plumbing 

  • Applies advanced troubleshooting and repairs across multiple asset types 

  • Provides leveling and alignment expertise for equipment moves 

  • Builds specialty/R&D equipment with specifications and support from Engineering 

  • Makes changes and recommendations to logic programs (PLC) 

  • Services power transmissions  

  • Has a thorough knowledge of manufacturing / assembly processes 

  • Acts as a mentor to peer group 

  • Displays a high level of competence in all Reliability Maintenance Tech skills 

  • Diagnoses the root cause of Fluid Power Systems, Mechanical, Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electronic problems 

  • Proficiently uses and can train others on systems of  Predictive Technology, and Fabricating/Machining  

  • Has an understanding of the lean toolbox (i.e. 5S, CEDAC, Standard Work, etc.) 



Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 



  • No Education Required 

  • Minimum of 6 years of applicable maintenance experience.  

  • Technical degree is equivalent to 2 years experience 

  • Ability to operate and successfully complete the Swagelok internal Powered Industrial Equipment training 






Critical Competencies: 


Customer Focus  

  • Direct and assist others in getting required support work completed in a timely manner 

  • Independently display prioritization skills 

  • Understand and anticipate the internal customers’ needs and initiate action to meet them 

  • Meeting customer needs is their driver 


Reliability and Integrity  

  • Drives improvements and helps others make a positive impact on quality and plant operations 

  • Along with providing it themselves, encourages others to provide reliable information 

  • Acts as a direct liaison with product, process and quality Engineers as well as Reliability Engineers to ensure appropriate application of technology 

  • Supports organizational changes positively through actions and words 



  • Always willing to be flexible in their schedule 

  • Shares knowledge that they have obtained with others 

  • Open to taking on new challenges 

  • Can easily be interrupted or redirected to a new task, or site based on Swagelok’s needs 

  • Has useable ideas to help increase equipment reliability 



  • Creates strong morale and spirit within the team by encouraging others and making them feel valued and important 

  • Facilitates Root Cause analysis effort for equipment reliability 

  • Facilitate Shift Start up and departmental meetings 

  • Promotes group reputation in a positive manner 



  • Communicates well with all different levels in the organization (shop floor, office, engineering, supervisors, managers, directors, lean leaders, etc.) 

  • Promotes own ideas and information with others 

  • Drill-down and document to root cause in all work order solutions 

  • Communicate through appropriate escalation channels when required 

  • Receives input from others 



  • Drives team goals and results 

  • Takes ownership of the actions and results of the team as a whole 

  • Coordinate, communicate, and execute in the absence of supervision 

  • Control emotions and reactions according to the situation and the audience 

  • Provides accurate and detailed documentation including the use of SIS 

  • Provides feedback to Supervision and guidance for other specialists in training 



Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements: 


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.  

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards 

  • Lift, push, pull, or carry weight no less than 35 lbs., however occasionally up to 50lbs lift, push, pull or carry. 

  • Must be capable of obtaining Respirator Certification through medical evaluation and fit testing. 

  • Must be capable of being on feet for up to 8-12 hours a day.   

  • Capability to squat, bend, and reach. 

  • Travel to other facilities and vendors as required for training and/or support  


Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law. 


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. 


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason. 

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