Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-MO-North Kansas City
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# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description



Maintenance technicians will work independently or in conjunction with other technicians to perform maintenance tasks whether preventative, routine, or unpredicted. Technicians will troubleshoot issues with production equipment, overhead cranes, and generally any item within or attached to the facility and ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of those items is achieved. All tasks performed shall be within the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.



  • Work safely following OSHA and workplace safety practices set forth by Atlas Tube policy.
  • Repair and maintain mechanical production and facilities equipment.
  • Fabricate, assemble, or repair components and assemblies to make ready for use on production and facilities equipment.
  • Precision machinery lubrication.
  • Strong hydraulics background and knowledge.
  • Responsible for the installation, preventative maintenance, and modification of all production and/or facilities mechanical equipment: Mills, Slitters, Cranes, Conveyors, Coolant and Lubrication Systems, Exhaust Systems, and others as required.
  • Work within a Team environment as well as individually and participate in Team meetings as requested.
  • Perform emergency maintenance work to maintain a high level of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (O.E.E.)
  • Contribute to root cause analysis efforts and continuous improvement toward failure reduction/elimination.
  • Initiate follow up work orders for open concerns.
  • Specify part requirement details for planned work.
  • Provide continuous improvement suggestions which improve preventative maintenance (PM) activity effectiveness and the reduction of unanticipated failures.
  • Report discrepancies in drawings and bill of materials (BOM) for subsequent correction.
  • Fabricate, machine (lathe, grinder, mill, etc.), weld, fit/assemble components, and assemblies as required in support of planned and unplanned maintenance.
  • Document full details of work activities with respect to symptom/s, root cause, extent of damage, corrective action/s.
  • Use the SAP - Computerized Maintenance Management System to capture daily work activities and locate parts.
  • Maintain high levels of 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) within defined work and storage areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position has a 90-day probationary period with the option of extending it to 180 days.
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role.



  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience.
  • Able to read and use hydraulic schematics.
  • Experience operating and rigging overhead cranes.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and basic math skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.



  • Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for several hours.
  • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push, and pull.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for 10-12 hours.
  • Ability to perform work in a plant/manufacturing environment (hot, cold, humid, dirty).
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Other physical requirements as needed for job.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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