Maintenance Technician
Alfa Laval Global

Chesapeake, Virginia

At Alfa Laval, we always go that extra mile to overcome the toughest challenges. Our driving force is to accelerate success for our customers, people and planet. You can only achieve that by having dedicated people with a curious mind. Curiosity is the spark behind great ideas. And great ideas drive progress.

Who you are

You are a self-motivated team player with the ability to easily network in an international and cross-cultural environment, working in line with Alfa Laval drivers; Action, Interaction, and Satisfaction. You are driven and see solutions rather than problems, effectively prioritizing and executing tasks.

About the job

The Maintenance Technician will assist in the daily operations and maintenance of equipment and processes in the Service Center. This role will be able to help ensure customers receive quality products on time as requested by keeping the service centers equipment up and running. The technician will ensure required inventory and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste is handled in accordance with all regulations.


  • Understand and follow safe work practices for all trades, including but not limited to: Lockout Tag-out, Confined Space Entry, use of hazardous chemicals, use of Personal Protective Equipment, Ladder Safety, and working from Elevated Surfaces.
  • Performs general maintenance, inspection and troubleshooting on equipment for the Service Center such as, manual lathes, milling machines, vertical boring machine, pneumatic & hydraulic tools, oven, dye pen booth, lighting, pumps, filters, electrical lift tables, forklifts, balancing equipment, etc.
  • Plans and implements a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual schedule of preventative maintenance activities to ensure facility and equipment are safe and in good working order.
  • Recommend and perform the correct service and repair actions to resolve equipment performance problems.
  • Works with plant operators to improve equipment uptime, capacity utilization and efficiency.
  • Work with Onsite staff and OEMs to ensure maximum equipment uptime.
  • Analyzes system daily operation reports to track and identify opportunities for continued improvement.
  • Complete documentation needed to support troubleshooting procedures and data reports.
  • Plan, manage, perform the preventative & corrective maintenance (PM) activities using the PM software.
  • Document PM activities, & waste records and provide the documentation to AL management for tracking purposes.
  • Maintenance of the Service Center equipment around the clock, if necessary.
  • Implement and sustain Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
  • Work with Facility Management team and their external suppliers to ensure on-site coordination and oversight.
  • Practice good safety knowledge and behaviors related to chemical handling.
  • Performs other production and maintenance tasks as assigned by management.
  • Active participant in ALPS initiatives and status boards
  • Lead and participate in the Problem Resolution Process (PRP)
  • Train on Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)


Reports to Service Center Manager. Team member must be proactive and work independently to maintain the Service Center equipment. Must work unsupervised performing job responsibilities as trained and instructed. Cooperate with Supervisor and Team Leaders (or designee) and work effectively in a strong team environment; continually seeking ways to improve. Must be able to interact in a professional manner with administrative staff and co-workers.

  • Safety Participate, lead, and facilitate in all required safety trainings following all EHS policies.
  • Quality Mean time to repair (MTTR) & Mean time before failures (MTBF)
  • Delivery Overall equipment Efficiency (OEE)
  • Cost Completing repairs within budget.


F1: Concern for Excellence - Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards of performance for self and others.

F2: Customer Service Orientation - Concerned to provide a prompt, efficient and personalized service to clients; goes out of way to ensure that individual customer needs are met.

B3: Building and Maintaining Relationships - Able to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels; puts other at ease; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.

B5: Flexibility - Adaptable; receptive to new ideas; willing and able to adjust to changing demands and circumstance.

B2: Teamwork - Co-operates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; shares information; supports others.

What you know:

You have a high school diploma with 5 or more years of relevant experience and general knowledge of PLCs or processors. Associate degree or Trade School experience preferred.

Type and Length of Experience:
  • Familiarity with automation technology like automated cranes, pumps, filters, motors, lathes.
  • Industrial electrician with 3 years minimum electrical and mechanical experience in a production/manufacturing environment. Some formal electrical/instrumentation education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes Desired in Candidate:
  • Communicate with Supervisors or Peers - Providing information to managers and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Demonstrated ability understanding Piping, Instrumentation Diagrams (PID), blueprints, drawings, sketches, manuals, and work instructions.
  • Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality; sets high standards for self and others.
  • Technically competent in area of responsibility; able to use applicable company systems and programs efficiently.
  • Enthusiastic and committed; demonstrates capacity for sustained effort and hard work over long time periods.
  • Knowledge in basic wastewater handling and demonstrated mechanical aptitude with ability to diagnose mechanical problems.
  • Basic computer knowledge, MS Office Suite, and experience in operating equipment with PLC displays (PLC coding experience not required)

  • Physical Requirements (lifting, climbing, standing, equipment use):
    • Ability to lift 60 pounds occasionally.
    • Certified Equipment operation (Forklift, Cranes)
    • Must wear company supplied uniforms and maintain professional business presentation.
    • Typical shop environment and machinery - concrete floors. See site specific SDS information.
  • Environmental Factors (hazardous materials, work location, work surfaces, exposure):
    • Hazardous material handling required.
    • Certification in hazardous material handling and disposal
    • This job may require the periodic use of a respirator.

  • 24/7 Emergency Response: If the fault cannot be resolved over the telephone or via remote service, you will require a technician on location.
  • Occasional weekend project work required.
  • Travel may be requested for field service work (not a requirement) and for training of related chemistry, chemical cleaning processes and equipment.
  • Signing Invention and Confidentiality Agreement

What's in it for you:

We offer a challenging position in an open and friendly environment where we help each other to develop and create value. Your work will have a true impact on Alfa Laval's future success. Our benefits-eligible associates enjoy healthcare, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, generous 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off benefits, and more.

Alfa Laval is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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