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Maintenance Technician Trainee

Charleston, SC, US
Job#: JO-1617-ENG
Full Time/Part Time:
Job Status: Permanent

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The Opportunity

Under direct supervision, works with experienced maintenance technicians to learn how to repair, maintain perform  predictive/preventative maintenance based on CMMS programs, including service, installation, operation and modification of equipment throughout the facility.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Trains on safe work practices, mechanical and electrical systems, automation, facilities maintenance, HVAC, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and electronic controls, welding and machine tool operation until mastered.
  • Performs general maintenance under direct supervision according to verbal / written instructions and established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks. 
  • Supports minor troubleshooting procedures for electrical and mechanical issues connected with facility system, equipment and conveyor systems.
  • Helps perform basic maintenance of HVAC systems and components such as pumps, check valves, thermostats, flow valves and gauges.
  • Operates hand and power tools to perform general maintenance.
  • Completes general carpentry tasks.
  • Assists with routine maintenance and inspections on facility safety systems (sprinkler, generator, etc.).
  • Performs basic maintenance functions (lubrication, oiling, battery support) and predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Logs required information in the company CMMS (emaint) tracking system to maintain parts inventory.
  • Operates company trucks and material handling equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor to meet business needs.

Profile & Core Competencies

  • High School or Technical Diploma
  • 1 Year
  • Display basic mechanical ability and inclination                                                                                                                   
  • Experience in an industrial manufacturing environment                                                                                                      
  • Basic ability to read, understand and utilize technical manuals                                                                                            
  • Basic understanding of electrical and mechanical blueprints, schematics, manuals and written instructions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Must be able to successfully pass Equipment Operator training and operate equipment under established safety guidelines
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of focus to promote a safe work environment and prevent injury to others
  • Must be able to work safely from a variety of heights
  • Must be able to provide personal hand tools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Vision is required to read instruction, interpret data, and be aware of surroundings                                                                 
  • Hearing is required in order to receive and follow work instructions   

Additional Information

We thank you for your interest in a career at Gildan.  Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

This position does not offer sponsorship.