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Lead Maintenance Technician


Identify, troubleshoot, and oversee the repair and maintenance of all plant equipment.  Complete projects as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor/Maintenance Manager.  Must work as part of a team to ensure responsiveness, efficiency, and compliance to all maintenance procedures/work instructions.


  • Troubleshoot, repair, and rebuild equipment in department, i.e., balers, conveyors, flooring, pulleys, etc.
  • Assumes complete responsibility for all tools and equipment
  • Repair and maintenance of electrical, mechanical, hydraulics; metal fabrication, welding, torching, and painting as required to fix and repair equipment
  • Ensure all weekly/monthly preventative maintenance is performed in accordance with ISO standards
  • Work with Operations Manager and Plant Manager, and Maintenance Supervisor to design, modify, or change equipment to work for specific functions
  • Oversee and ensure that maintenance personnel use required PPE protective equipment (i.e. hearing and eye protection)
  • Work with maintenance technicians from other SBR departments to schedule special projects as necessary (i.e. rebuilding of shredders and balers)
  • Responsible for maintenance issues as assigned during off-hours as outlined in the On-Call Workers Policy
  • Will comply with all lockout/tagout procedures
  • Practice good safety habits at all times
  • Other duties may be assigned by management


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Schupan & Sons, Inc. expects all employees to perform their job duties and consistently follow the code of conduct.

  • Teamwork - relates to coworkers minimizing and/or resolving conflict. Arrives to work on time, works efficiently and balances team and individual responsibilities. Listens attentively and approaches others in a tactful manner while supporting others efforts to succeed.
  • Integrity - supports organization's goals and values while following policies and procedures. Leads by example with ethical, honest and fair behavior. Keeps commitments and takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Tenacity - learns from mistakes and overcomes obstacles by recognizing solutions. Accentuates the positive and perseveres in difficult or challenging situations.
  • Compassion - values the welfare of coworkers, customers, and the communities we serve. Shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others.
  • Diversity - shows respect and sensitivity for others and their differences and supports a harassment-free workplace.


  • High School or G.E.D. required
  • Technical education or training beyond high school highly desired
  • Three to five years of related experience with solid work history
  • Electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic background; welding and torching experience required


  • Knowledge of recycling equipment helpful
  • PLC and robotics experience a plus


  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times, picking up after maintenance work is completed
  • Wear proper PPE protective equipment at all times
  • Ability to train others while performing the Essential Duties of this job
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal work instruction and safety standards
  • Ability to work within a loud, wet and physically demanding work environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Overtime as required; flexibility to work different shifts as required
  • Occasional moderate/heavy lifting 50-100 lbs
  • Position requires bending, twisting, crouching, pushing, and pulling
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