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Maintenance Technician Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

Florence, AL

CATEGORY : Maintenance


JOB ID: 2017-5680

FULL JOB TITLE: Technician, Maintenance (Multi-Craft)

Technician, Maintenance (Multi-craft)

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of entire facility ranging from basic equipment to complex machinery. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Key Tasks:

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment while adhering to all safety procedures/rules/regulations (Life Criticals, LOTO, PSM, PPE, etc).
  • Maintenance and repair of entire facility ranging from basic equipment to complex machinery.
  • Using SAP Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), review work orders, identify needed repairs on equipment; acquire parts, equipment and tools to complete repairs.
  • Document all activitities through SAP work management system.
  • Performing daily, weekly, monthly preventive and predictive maintenance. Ensuring through effective communication, these activities are comprehensive enough to drive machine reliability.
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with fellow employees.
  • Participating in daily shift meetings, provide feedback, aid in prioritizing and reviewing work orders to schedule daily work.
  • Contribute to plant continuous improvement initiatives through constant feedback concerning CI ideas, PM optimization, etc.
  • Updates job knowledge by identifying and participating in educational opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.
  • Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others. You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modelling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan.

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Highly disciplined, problem-solver, team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Safety Conscious.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong mechanical skills - Understands Components (bearings/gearbox/power distribution) - Good welding and fabrication skills - Can read blueprints, parts diagrams
  • Basic Electrical Skills - Ability to use multi-meter (voltage, continuity, amperage, etc) - Understands and can troubleshoot electrical components; read and understand control schematics - Troubleshoot motors and understands 3 phase voltage - Understands AC drives and basic parameter adjustment.
  • Hydraulic Principles - Process flow, pumps, valves, etc. - Pipefitting principles.
  • Basic Microsoft Office knowledge and/or previous Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) knowledge is preferred.
  • Good communication skills (written/oral).


  • Associates Degree in Industrial Technology, Plant Maintenance or maintenance field preferred, or combination of education and 3-5 year experience.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools and specialized tools as appropriate.
  • Able to lift and carry products and/or equipment of up to 50 lbs.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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