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Shift Maintenance Technician III

Location: Becker, MN, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Paper
Remote Type: No Remote

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The Production Maintenance Technician serves as a key member of the Maintenance team and the assigned Production team and is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing machinery, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation equipment. Working and collaborating with other team members, the Production Maintenance Technician will safely perform work activities to maximize long term machine use and efficiency. 

This position will work weekend nights - 3x12s (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  



  • Perform maintenance work activities safely and efficiently.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, replace, align, and maintain industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, and circuits.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot pneumatic systems, control devices, hydraulic equipment, and components.
  • Use pipefitting skills to cut, fit, weld and install piping throughout the facility.
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance routes, inspect equipment condition, and report any issues.
  • Perform planned maintenance as scheduled.
  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance during routine and extended outages.
  • Log and report issues and provide feedback for long-term machine use/efficiency.
  • Maintain accurate maintenance logs including labor hours and critical preventative maintenance findings.
  • Provide input on critical spares based on overall risk.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of reliability/precision centered maintenance strategies.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with operators while troubleshooting equipment.
  • Apply problem solving methods to identify root causes and eliminate failures.
  • Read and interpret mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics and drawings.
  • Actively pursue technical skill development by attending training, onsite or offsite, and through on the job experiences working with other skills and experienced staff and contractors.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Perform work on a rotating shift including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Observe and enforce all company personnel, quality, and safety policies.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating effectively & cooperatively with coworkers, contractors, leadership teams, etc.
  • Conduct work in a safe manner, in compliance with OSHA, company policies and procedures. Recognize and act on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practice and enforce safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization.
  • Actively participate in facility committees, events and/or meetings (i.e., Community Involvement Team, Environmental and Safety committee, etc.).


  • 3-5 years of industrial maintenance experience required; Pulp and Paper industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical/blueprint drawings and specification documents.


  • Electrical / instrumentation knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with PLCs (RSLogix 5000, Siemens S7, Valmet DNA).
  • Experience with VFDs (Allen-Bradley, ABB, Siemens Micro Masters).
  • Experience using a cutting torch and welding with arc welder and fabrication.
  • Experience with Systems integration. PLC, HMI, Networking, Communication & Power distribution
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical/blueprint drawings and specification documents.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with great follow-up skills and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong decision-making ability, including the ability to anticipate problems, develop contingency plans and act quickly to resolve issues.
  • Adaptable to changes in business requirements in a fast-paced environment.
  • Relationship Builder – works with all levels within the organization; professionally represents self and LPI to external contacts.
  • Ability to communicate with technical specialists and to interpret technical/blueprint drawings and specification documents.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work in crowded spaces for 4+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to bend and stoop for 7+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to stand for 6+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to walk for 6+ hours per shift.
  • Must be able to reach and grasp up to 6+ hours per shift.


about our company:  

Located in Becker, MN - Liberty Paper Inc. is a high-technology driven paper mill that recycles old, corrugated containers (OCC) into kraft liner board for new corrugated packaging. We are a 100% recycled paper mill, as committed to the environment and product innovation as we are to our amazing team.  We are part of the Liberty Diversified International family of companies.   

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.  

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and services for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.  



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.