Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of approximately 14,900 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


You will use your broad equipment knowledge to diagnose, repair, maintain and support both medical device manufacturing and facilities equipment in an R&D setting always ready to support the evolving needs of the day.


This position will be located at Fridley, Minnesota and may require minimal travel to our White Bear Lake, Minnesota facility or other sites.



Your Role and Responsibilities:


  • Efficiently diagnose equipment electrical/electronic control systems (PLC, sensor/relay, computer I/O etc.) using sound methodology, field documenting step by step changes/results and entering information into PM system for historical purposes.
  • Troubleshoots pneumatic, hydraulic, chemical and mechanical conditions to determine corrective action needed to solve equipment problems. These must be done in a timely manner to ensure equipment down time is kept to a minimum and customers are not negatively impacted.
  • Seen as our onsite equipment "expert". Requires minimal direction to complete equipment diagnoses/repair activities.
  • Takes the time during a repair to consider whether any improvements to the equipment could be made to ensure more consistent up time. Capable of technically communicating these improvements to management or supporting staff.
  • Demonstrates creative, outside the box thinking in keeping needed equipment online regarding short term repair verses long term permanent fix. Able to develop solutions from a wide range of experience.  Proficient at solving problems in a timely manner.
  • Determines when assistance is required and expedites notification for timely response.
  • Performs ongoing preventative maintenance of manufacturing and building equipment such as greasing, adjustment and replacement of wear parts.
  • Implements any changes within established parameters and process change procedures.
  • Earnestly provides technical support to engineering and production staff as needed or requested.
  • Provide training to others based on expertise
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or the company
  • Works with a positive attitude and acts within the principles of the HMC Core Values.  Adheres to the Heraeus Guiding Principles as relates to position.  Wants to help others.


What is required for this role:


  • HS Diploma required; 2-year technical degree strongly preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years maintenance technician level experience supporting many different types of machines and equipment.
  • Demonstrated, direct experience troubleshooting computer controlled equipment
  • Experience with successfully handling multiple priorities
  • Has working knowledge of ERP and CMMS software systems for the ordering of parts and data entry for maintenance and repair activities
  • Must be service oriented and comfortable providing support to a team in a service role
  • Experience with a medical device OEM preferred

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis