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Title:  Maintenance Technician - 2nd Shift

Req ID:  1441
Job Category:  Manufacturing / Truck Driver

Houston, TX, US, 77064

Job Family

Plant Hourly




MFG Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Follows all safety policies and procedures defined by the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work related injuries.

Completes assignments in an orderly and expeditious manner by taking necessary safety precautions as well as understanding and adherence to established company/departmental policies.

Practices Lean principles and participates in Kaizen events and continuous improvement projects.

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of plant production and/or support equipment, and related processes.

Performs highly complex equipment and system maintenance or modification tasks independently and in work teams.

Evaluates and recommends equipment improvements to improve availability, capability and yield.

Identifies complex equipment/system malfunctions and implements effective corrective and preventive actions through a thorough application of advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

Provides technical analysis of work processes, equipment design, operation, and functionality to identify opportunities for increased productivity, improved quality, or cost savings. Works with others to develop alternative solutions.

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment and systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical).

Performs equipment failure analyses (including preventative and unscheduled maintenance).

Troubleshoots and diagnoses difficult, infrequent problems with equipment.

Prepares technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures

Continuously learns and applies skills and procedures while performing progressively more difficult, hazardous and technical duties related to the maintenance, modification and installation of the plant equipment and systems.

Leads in AM/PM training development and implementation for standards, procedures, equipment and system operation, detailed analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting techniques. Directly responsible for training Operators and Maintenance Technicians. Identifies and acts on opportunities to mentor and train others.

Continuously works to improve personal technical and leadership skills.

Develops and/or works from plans and schedules, drawings, and other written specifications, or oral instructions. Selects materials, equipment, and tools to be used.

Accepts and requests increasing levels of responsibility.

Documents maintenance work performed and maintains related records and files, including MSDS.

Requisitions new or replacement parts, tools or equipment for the approval of the Plant Manager.

In partnership with Engineering, leads the planning and installation or rearrangement of machinery or equipment.

Manages individual and team jobs and/or projects to meet schedules while ensuring safety precautions and established company/departmental policies are followed.

Develops and implements improvements to existing PM standards and equipment processes or initiates new standards or methods.

Demonstrates a high degree of creativity and innovation related to resolving equipment problems, continuous improvements, or responding to customer requests.

Provides team leadership on projects.

Functional/Technical Competencies

Mechanical aptitude and ability to read blueprints and schematics

Effective organization and planning skills

Demonstrates commitment to excellent customer support

Strong analytical and technical ability to problem solve

Excellent communication skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams

Shows ability to foster a working partnership through listening and understanding needs

Adapts to changing circumstances and priorities

Effectively solves targeted problems

Encourages and owns a safe work environment

Produces high quality work and services

Works cooperatively with others and achieve outcomes

Open to feedback and motivated to grow outside the comfort zone

Communicates efficiently and effectively with others

Upholds SSB Mission & Core Values


HS diploma or GED required; Associates degree or technical certifications preferred

Must be able to read, write, and speak English

Must be at least 18 years or older

5+ years relevant training in two or more maintenance trades, specifically mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, PLC controls, robotics and pneumatics

Previous experience training and/or leading others required

Knowledge of spreadsheet or database software preferred

Experience working for a bedding manufacturer and/or knowledge of sewing equipment a plus

Job Factors/Work Environments

Must stand and walk for a minimum of 8 hours per day or longer in overtime situations as required.  Also must be able to lift heavy product or raw materials up to 120 pounds multiple times per hour during an 8-hour shift or longer in overtime situations to meet customer demand.  Heavy loads must be team-lifted.  A workplace that maintains integrity of make-to-order system is required. 

Safety-focused, fast-paced manufacturing plant engaged in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement.  Work environment includes a clean and safe work area and exposure to high noise decibels, hot raw materials, fire-retardant materials, and limited chemicals.  Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn for any hazards and is supplied by the company. 

Key Relationships

Production Manager, Production Supervisors, Quality Technicians 


Results Focus
Project Management
Problem Solving/Analysis


Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Houston