Maintenance Mechanic

at LaMotte Company in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

LaMotte Company, a 100+ year-old global industry leader in developing and manufacturing premier water testing solutions, employs 250+ employees at its existing manufacturing site in Chestertown, MD and is opening a new manufacturing site due to expansive business growth.  The new facility, located in Newark, DE will operate 24/7 and will employ 50+ employees within the first year and 100+ soon thereafter.   We have an amazing culture and have been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Kent County, MD for the 3rd year in a row now!!!

Our Maintenance Mechanics will work 12-hour shifts rotating workdays and primarily operate equipment and package products.  While our Newark site is slated to be operational in September, we are hiring employees now and will provide daily mileage reimbursement of $48.75 for each day they are onsite training in Chestertown, MD. This is the perfect opportunity to work in a start-up-like environment but have the backing of a well-established, high-growth company with great benefits included!

Main Function:   

  • Responsible for maintaining plant equipment. The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of PLC’s and possess troubleshooting and repair experience with electrical systems.


  • Requires good math skills and ability to read and understand instructions and manuals. 
  • Must have thorough knowledge of PLC controlled machinery.  
  • Requires experience and skills in areas relating to electrical machine maintenance and modification. 
  • Must be advanced in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general computer applications. Requires experience and skills in areas relating to building construction and modification. 
  • Must have electrical, plumbing & HVAC exp.  
  • EPA certification preferred, not required. Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to transport 50 pounds, and operate shop equipment, power tools and use hand tools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Abides by Company safety & personnel policies, SOPs, etc.
  • Diagnose and repair all types of manufacturing equipment using specialized experience in electrical and PLC controlled equipment.
  • Upgrades equipment from outdated relay logic to PLC controls by building new panels from wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Maintains a total productive maintenance program which follows manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures. 
  • This includes: all manufacturing equipment, HVAC, vacuum systems, dust collections systems, dehumidifier units, air compressors, furnace, lighting, etc. 
  • Assists with handling equipment breakdowns and completes maintenance work requests as needed and assigned by Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Assists in modifications as described in approved project proposals.
  • Makes local pick-ups of items required for projects or for maintenance projects.
  • Utilizes time between various stages of major projects to accomplish smaller projects.


  • Participates in lean activities, including but not limited to:
  • Lean training and lean events such as kaizen or a 5-day event.
  • Participates in 5S program.  
  • DMAICs.  Continuously looks for ways to improve both the department’s and own individual efficiencies and time management, as well as ways to improve any aspect of the Company’s operations and develops and implements DMAICs accordingly.
  • Notifies Manager of any production, equipment, safety, personnel problems, etc. and cooperates in resolving such issues as well.  For example, requests assistance when systems prevent the efficient performance of duties or when a system fails.
  • Provides Manager with feedback to determine where additional training would benefit and obtains additional training as necessary.
  • Complies with all Company policies (i.e. personnel, safety, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  (Such duties may or may not be essential functions of the job.)
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Job Posting: 1010654

Posted On: Jul 28, 2022

Updated On: Jul 28, 2022