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Verified Pay $25 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Marquette, Kansas

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Plant Lubrication Technician


Shift: 1st - Monday through Friday

Starting Pay: $25/hour


The Lubrication Technician will perform lubrication tasks on the equipment based on the Lubrication Management (LM) standards to increase equipment uptime and lubricated component life. The incumbent will work as part of a team that creates long term value by safely improving equipment reliability and manage programs such as precision lubrication and oil analysis.


Ensure that all equipment is lubricated to Lubrication Management (LM) standards and OEM specifications


Assist with the improvement of the asset catalog, preventative maintenance optimization, and scheduling of corrective maintenance


Write specifications and procedures for maintaining lubricated components


Perform lubrication tasks on lubricated components including, but not limited to (1) Drain, clean, and refill oil reservoirs and sumps (2) Check and maintain proper oil level in reservoirs and sumps (3) Grease relubrication with manual and automatic dispensing equipment (4) Maintain auto lubrication lines, including plumbing and inspection for damaged or leaking fittings (5) Maintain dispensing equipment and automatic systems.


Maintain ISO cleanliness standards


Maintain lubrication storage areas, tools, and equipment


Perform oil sampling for oil analysis


Read and interpret drawings and schematics to determine layout of industrial equipment installations


Identify defects on lubricated components (ex. leaking seals, excessive noise, etc.) and use CMMS (SAP) for entering notifications


Diagnose bearing and wear surface failure and set action plans to correct failures


Troubleshoot and execute corrective maintenance


Resolve specific reliability issues and drive reliability improvements that support all areas of the plant


Work with supervisors and planners who have priority work needing to be completed


Be deeply involved in progressive, proactive maintenance routines, with a philosophy deeply rooted in a predictive approach in a 24 hour/day operation.


Understand and adhere to all plant Food/Health and Safety Polices.


Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent



Years of Related Experience: 0-1 years of Industrial maintenance experience



Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated understanding of basics of lubrication knowledge, how to tell the difference between basic lubricants and what they are used for according to lubrication standards. Ability to pass Level 1 Machinery Lubricant Technician Exam (MLT I) or the Level 1 Machinery Lubrication Analyst Exam (MLA I) as provided by the international Council of Machinery Lubrication within one year. Ability to recognize deficiencies in alignments, bearings, etc. Knowledge of bearings, lubrication, and power transmission. Ability to collaborate with vendors to manage inventory and maintain inventories. Knowledge and ability to use Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Willingness to work any shift, work overtime and weekends. Qualified to perform lockout procedures. Must be capable of meeting the physical demands required to perform the essential duties of the classification. Strong troubleshooting, planning, and organizational skills. Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Good interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Ability to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to follow machine blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and maintenance standard operating procedures (SOPs). Ability to effectively use hand tools. Intermediate computer skills including, but not limited to managing and organizing large amounts of data, and performing basic and conditional formatting in Microsoft Excel; formatting, inserting, and organizing drawings, pictures, text boxes, and creating and revising OPLs in Microsoft Word. Ability to train and mentor others on reliability methods. Sense of urgency and personal accountability.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications associated with the job. An individual must be able to perform all duties and responsibilities listed in a fully competent manner to be considered successful in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties and responsibilities.