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27 Apr 2018


Suttle-Straus – Posted by Suttle-Straus Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Suttle-Straus is looking for a Maintenance Technician/Industrial Electrician to join our award winning team! The ideal candidate is a licensed industrial electrician with facility maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, and a continuous improvement mindset. 

Suttle-Straus is a premier provider of print, digital production, wide format, mailing, custom kitting, warehousing, and distribution services. Our success is founded on three core principles: A clear focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; a long history of implementing new technologies to increase quality and efficiency; and the importance of building an outstanding workforce. Winner of the Printing Industries of America’s Best Workplace award for 18 consecutive years, Suttle-Straus offers a collaborative work environment, great benefits and fantastic co-workers. 


We offer a competitive benefits package with immediate eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, and eligibility after 30 days for a company matched 401(k) plan. Paid time off accrues monthly from date of hire.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this role is to manage the maintenance of the building/facility, equipment and machinery such as HVAC, building lighting systems, machines, grounds keeping, security and overall facility appearance. Secondary role is an in-house electrician.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers
  • Oversee maintenance program, including HVAC, electrical, and maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment
  • Directly responsible for the preparation of an annual budget and operating within that budget with regard to the expenses for facilities management.
  • Respond to urgent maintenance calls and participate in the creation of emergency preparedness plans
  • Coordinate preparation of bid documents for outside contractors for building and equipment maintenance
  • Coordinate and participate in the planning and management of facilities repair and maintenance projects 
  • Perform typical maintenance tasks to support the production floor and the entire facility
  • Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions to the Director of Manufacturing
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations
  • Schedule and/or perform prescribed preventative maintenance on machinery and the building or grounds 
  • Maintain preventive maintenance schedule program for applicable equipment and machinery
  • Arrange for and manage, appropriate third-party contractor support
  • Prepare budgets and secure estimates and cost quotes

Skills & Educational Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience working in facilities or project management
  • Licensed industrial electrician
  • Demonstrated mechanical and electrical knowledge and repair abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple complicated priorities/tasks
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office programs and computerized tools for project management, workload planning, cost estimating and records 
  • Skill in inspecting and/or performing quality control for projects 
  • Ability to perform the following skills: carpentry, electrical, machine repair, plant layout, painting, and janitorial
  • Ability to use all hand tools and power tools common to the skills listed
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, sketches, O.E.M. instructions and specifications

Physical Requirements:

  • Constant motion
  • Occasionally squat or kneel
  • Frequently push, bend and stretch
  • Frequently lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 60 lbs.

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Job Categories: Maintenance. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with experience.

Job expires in 35 days.

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