Maintenance Technician

Full Time
Jefferson, GA
Posted 2 months ago

WTI, Inc. is an established locally owned family business in Jefferson, GA that manufactures food ingredients for the food industry for food we eat every day. We are looking for an energetic, self-starting Industrial Maintenance Technician. If you are interested in becoming an important part of what people eat every day, please apply.

The Industrial Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining the building and its components through routine preventive maintenance and necessary repairs. Responsibilities include troubleshooting and diagnoses of on-site electrical and mechanical equipment for functional and structural repairs. This includes conveyor systems, material handling systems, steam boilers, cooling towers, chillers, air compressors, vacuum systems, CIP systems, mixing, scales, and metal detectors. In addition, fabrication and repair of broken stainless-steel equipment, pipe fitting NPT and sanitation. Candidate must have a strong background in electrical and process control instrumentation.

Immediate Opening

Do you like to work in a team environment?
Are you good at problem solving?
Do you want to be a part of a company that helps make food better?
If yes, then we want you!

Essential Functions

  • Maintain building and its components through routine preventive maintenance and necessary repairs.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose on-site electrical and mechanical equipment for functional and structural repairs, including conveyor systems, material handling systems, steam boilers, air compressors and metal detectors.
  • Ability to read schematics (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic)
  • Install and repair environmental-control systems.
  • Troubleshoot PLCs and PLC controlled instrumentation and equipment.
  • Install, move various types of food processing equipment, procure equipment utilities as needed such as electrical conduit, wiring, plumbing for water, pneumatic, drainage, heat transfer systems.
  • Comply with GMP food processing standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of apprenticeship or Industrial technical degree highly desired
  • Minimum 4+ years in manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment and understanding of mechanical and electrical systems with formal training or education.
  • Proficient reading electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic drawing.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, mandatory
  • Forklift certified and the ability to operate other industrial equipment desired
  • Ability to use computer and computer systems (including hardware and software).
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Basic math skills and record keeping skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, physically fit to climb, bend and work on ladders, lifts and platforms
  • Mentally fit to work safely under pressure and to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Must be able to follow directions and pay attention to detail
  • Able to contribute in a fast paced/team atmosphere
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Kneeling, crouching, standing, bending, and stooping is required
  • Must be willing to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment when on the production floor
  • No jewelry of any kind is permitted while working
  • Must be able to be Confined Space Certified
  • HACCP and Food Safety experience a plus
  • Learn and apply valuable skills, and gain useful knowledge
  • Able to take initiative and problem solve
  • Candidate must be drug free, pass a pre-employment drug screen, and background check
  • Flexibility to work after business hours, weekends or as business needs require.


Salary: $30-$35/hour DOE

Job Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Hours: First 3-6 months 7:00pm-3:30pm Monday-Friday (Schedule May Vary) Some Overtime May Be Required. After first 3-6 months will be moved to 2:30pm-11pm Monday-Friday (Schedule May Vary)

Work Authorization: United States (Required)

COVID-19 Considerations: If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or willing to be fully vaccinated once offered a position.

WTI, Inc. offers excellent benefits including 401k, health insurance, and paid time off.

WTI, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WTI, Inc does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Come be part of our team!

If you would like to join us, submit your resume All in applications will be reviewed by a person, not an algorithm and will receive a reply.