Independent Stave Company
  • 02-Mar-2020 to 01-May-2020 (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • Morehead, KY, USA
  • Based on experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits: Competitive hourly pay based on experience, Continuing education, 401(k) Insurance after 90 days, Cafeteria Plan Including Dental, Vision, Short Term/Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation after 90 days

About Us:

Morehead Wood Products, is a subsidiary of Independent Stave Company, a family-owned, dynamic, global company reaching customers in over 40 countries and cooperages around the world. Every day, millions of people enjoy beverages aged in our wine and whiskey barrels.

Job Purpose:

The Maintenance Tech is responsible to ensure equipment and production lines are operating within the proper specifications so as making maintenance and technical decisions with exceptional knowledge of how the decisions will impact financial, quality and safety metrics; understanding and adhering to guidelines in the employee handbook and complying with regulatory requirements, company / plant policies, procedures, and rules in his/ her area of responsibility.

The successful candidate must be able to independently perform most assignments. This is a skilled position for our weekend day and weekend night shift.


  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on Allen Bradley Controllogix PLC, Powerflex and Kinetix Drives, servo actuators, various Banner and Keyence sensors, conveyor systems, and production machines; troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing machinery in operation; listening for problems; using ¬†¬†precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Repairs/replaces machinery parts as needed
  • Controls downtime by informing production supervisor of repairs needed
  • Fabricates some repair parts by using machine shop equipment.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Must be knowledgeable of preventative maintenance techniques
  • Ability to plan ahead and take initiative in resolving problems on the lines.
  • Ability to lead safety improvements through personal commitment and procedures is required.
  • Attention to Detail and production schedules
  • Strong working knowledge of any one or all of the following: experience in troubleshooting industrial controls, with a focus on Allen Bradley Controllogix PLC, Powerflex and Kinetix Drives, servo actuators, various Banner and Keyence sensors, HMI interfaces, and Point I/O and Ethernet communication.
  • Strong mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or reliability maintenance background is desired. Welding and Machining is a plus.
  • Solid computer skills
  • Ability to problem solves and engages employees in a team environment.
  • Must be able to perform duties with minimal/no direct supervision.

If you're self-motivated, ambitious and looking for more from your career, you could be right for Morehead Wood Products


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