Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Maintenance Technician in Memphis, TN at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 11/18/2020

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Job Description

The E&I Maintenance Technician position is part of a Maintenance Team that may support the paper machine and/or converting areas of the mill. The position coordinates closely with the operations teams as customers of the reliability centered maintenance support services the maintenance team is responsible for delivering. The E&I Maintenance Technician position reports to the Maintenance or Electrical Supervisor of the respective area they are assigned. This is an hourly paid position that works a 12hr. rotating shift schedule. The facility operates on a 24 hour, 7 day per week, 365 day per year basis. There are both day (Monday thru Friday) assignments and shift assignments. It is expected that all of our E&I Maintenance Technicians fill both day and shift roles over the course of time.  Successful candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical.

The principal responsibilities of the E&I Maintenance Technician position are to ensure that the processes are maintained in a preventative fashion to ensure optimum reliability and uptime. The E&I Maintenance Technician will be responsible for conducting preventative and corrective maintenance of electrical equipment and troubleshooting circuit problems while applying theory and related knowledge to install, rebuild, or repair electrical equipment as needed. The E&I Technician will also assist with all service calls while on-duty. The E&I Technician will ensure all required tools, parts and supplies re available for each job performed; will complete required service records; and will be responsible for recommending and/or initiating equipment modifications and/or replacement of electrical components. E&I Maintenance Technicians will also have responsibilities to support and learn Mechanical Maintenance skills and tasks as necessary.

The E&I Maintenance Technician closely integrates with the operating area s/he is assigned to, providing insights into the work team concept to ensure that team and business goals are achieved. As such, if business or operational situations necessitate, the E&I Maintenance Technicians may be called upon to backfill operations personnel. They are also expected to proactively assist operations personnel as needed in daily activities to meet organizational objectives.



Technicians will accept personal responsibility at all times for themselves and assist where they can with the safety of other team members and contractors. This includes, but is not limited to such things as:

  • Ensuring all safety rules and safe work procedures are followed by themselves and by other working in and around the machinery.
  • All injuries and near misses being reported and followed up on in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in accident/incident investigations.
  • Housekeeping standards and expectations are maintained.
  • Providing leadership and active participation in team safety meetings, discussions, and training opportunities.
  • Following all safety procedures such as Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, PPE, etc.
  • Lead and/or participate in crew discussions (both within maintenance and with operations) prior to major events, i.e. down days, etc., emphasizing Job Hazard Analyses prior to commencing work.
  • Ensure crew has adequate supply of required safety equipment.
  • First Responder responsibilities as trained for and required.


Technicians will ensure that all paper products adhere to quality conformance and diligence specifications. This includes, but is not limited to such things as:

  • Lead by example by being a quality advocate.
  • Providing support as needed to correct quality deficiencies, i.e. product or packaging defects.
  • Ensuring all work performed meets quality standards.

Productivity and Reliability:

Technicians will safely:

  • Provide support to operations in running machines at centerline conditions, standard speeds, etc. to maximize efficiency and productivity. Additionally they will be expected to assist with troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Address downtime issues promptly and effectively.
  • Lead and/or participate with root cause analysis for operating problems including the identification of contributing causes for non-operating events and work to eliminate the root cause for continuous improvement.
  • Troubleshoot electrical or control issues by reading logic in DCS, MDC, or PLCs.
  • Troubleshoot ProfiBus and EtherNZet communication control issues using diagnostic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to paper machine coordinated drives.
  • Maintain spares as needed to insure that equipment is available when required.
  • Effectively utilize and maintain the SAP Plan Maintenance System, including following all computer based and paper processes for wok order completion and documentation.


Technicians will:

  • Manage costs that they have the ability to impact wisely and eliminate waste (i.e. parts, tools, time, personnel), and take the initiative to bring forward and resolve issues.
  • Continuously strive to reduce Stores inventory requirements by increasing reliability through predictive monitoring, scheduled and preventative maintenance.
  • Debottlenecking operation by addressing upcoming production’s needs and proactively resolving issues prior to scheduled requirements.

Equipment and Facility Maintenance:

Technicians will work to maintain the integrity of the facility and operating equipment to ensure on-going safe, reliable operations. This includes such things as:

  • Maintaining housekeeping standards.
  • Performing basic care rounds, ensuring that all equipment is inspected as specified by the Reliability-Centered-Maintenance requirements.
  • Completing maintenance care responsibilities and initiating and assisting in equipment repair as needed.

Team Development:

Technicians will be expected to take an active role in learning the equipment, processes and systems. Additionally, they will be expected to:

  • Participate in organizational improvement teams, i.e. Safety Committees, Quality Improvement, Productivity/Cost Reductions Teams, etc. as assigned on a rotating basis.
  • Actively share their knowledge to train/mentor other team members, including both maintenance and operations to foster their development including required safety training control systems, troubleshooting capabilities and other skills as identified.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be minimum of 18 years of age
  • Work Keys Assessment – passing at least at the Silver level
  • Electrical and PLC Aptitude (STM Assessment)
  • Journeyman status preferred
  • 2 year technical degrees or 5 years industrial work experience in relevant electrical field
  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing experience
  • Electrical license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Ability to work in a Team environment
  • Committed to safety & organizational goals
  • A record of stable & continuous employment
  • Must be computer literate
  • Professional communication skills
  • Self-motivated able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs, climb ladders and stairs, work from heights, and stand for continuous periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work rotating 12hr shifts, overtime & weekends/holidays
  • Ability to work in a hot, humid, noisy and high volume machine production area
  • Ability and willingness to work safely and wear PPE as required
  • Must be able to meet attendance expectation
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and physical

K.T.G.(USA) Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest in K.T.G.(USA) Inc., but only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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