Machine Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
Maintenance Installation Repair


  •  Performs repairs, maintains and installs mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic components of production ma- chines and equipment following schematics, mechanical drawings, and specifications. Utilizes knowledge of complex electrical and/or mechanical principles in performing routine and unscheduled maintenance on production equipment.
  • Uses PLC controls for troubleshooting, implementing software change notices or making equipment improvements. As- sists other Machine Specialists by providing training and developing work instructions for routine task.
  • Repairs and maintains mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic machinery using hand tools and power tools, and following schematics, diagrams and service
  • Conducts functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability of
  • Verifies, adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies machinery components for good Process Inspects and measures parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems and recommends corrective actions.
  • Solves practical problems encountered through troubleshooting and repairs existing line
  • Recommends changes to simplify assembly and maintenance and or improve equipment cycle
  • Visually inspects and listens to machines and equipment to locate causes of
  • Performs machines and equipment start-up to test operation following
  • Use’s PLC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment; may install and/or modify PLC-controlled
  • Use’s NC programming panel and knowledge of program commands to troubleshoot equipment; may install and/or modify NC-controlled
  • Analyzes equipment histories to identify specific repetitive failures and implements countermeasures to enhance performance. Evaluates need for equipment modifications and/or redesign (considering cost) when recommending solutions.
  • Use’s oscilloscope, digital multimeter, signal generator, power supplies, voltage calibrator and other test equipment for calibration, troubleshooting and
  • Assists Supervisor with planning and coordinating schedule of preventative maintenance for equipment, machinery and/or
  • Creates PM Check
  • Orders and track spare parts usage and adjusts inventory. Creates Part Changing
  • May train and coordinate the activities of other department
  • Writes work instructions for Machine Specialist functions explaining techniques for repair and maintenance of production equipment and test
  • May prepare reports to explain the need/justification for countermeasures to equipment or the result of performance after implemented
  • May be assigned additional duties and/or special


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 2-5 years preventative maintenance experience, prefera- bly in an automated manufacturing
  • Experience with robotics, PLC/NC programming, industrial electrical wiring and controls, mechanical and pneumat- ics principles used in an automated manufacturing environment
  • Experience with project management
  • May have to work overtime and may be assigned to other shifts based on company


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