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Maintenance Mechanic (19) - 1st Shift, Lawrence

Company: Hallmark
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:


The Maintenance Mechanic position reports through the Maintenance Department within the Lawrence Production Center. Individuals in this department provide the necessary skills to install and maintain the production equipment in support of manufacturing.

The Maintenance Mechanic in Lawrence is full time 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm.

The Maintenance Mechanic demonstrates a broad range of mechanical and troubleshooting skills by having the ability to repair equipment that ranges from simplistic (i.e. batch counter) to complex (i.e. troubleshooting PLC/Ladder logic programming). Specialists install machinery and equipment to be used in production or related process by assembling, leveling, and securing the equipment. Specialists are also responsible for making the necessary electrical, compressed air, gas, and water connections. They dismantle machinery as required, transport, reassemble, and make new connections when either moving from one location to another or disposing of equipment. Specialists repair and maintain machinery/equipment to keep in compliance with safety, blueprints, and manufacturer specifications. Maintenance Specialists install/troubleshoot/repair electrical wiring, replace belts, fabricate parts, read schematics, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), etc. They also may be asked to modify existing equipment or designs and build new machines to improve capacity, quality, safety, or cost. Specialists instruct operators and Operations Supervisors in the operation of new or modified equipment and work with them until they can satisfactorily and safely operate the equipment. They often transport and handle hazardous waste material in-accordance-with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. They positively participate in performance dialogue and other team problem-solving activities, identify potential problems, and show willingness to proactively work on problem resolution and alternative solutions to traditional methods of operation. Specialists must take the initiative to help problem solve and drive performance initiatives. Flexibility is key as the incumbent will be expected to move to different work areas as needed.

In this position you will:

  • Perform routine electrical connections, repairs, and troubleshooting on AC Control Systems for 120/240/480 voltages.
  • Perform repair of power transmission systems. Safely operate shop machines in the fabrication of machinery parts and components.
  • Interpret basic machine schematics and building blueprint drawings.
  • Troubleshoot and repair machinery controlled by Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and A/C Freq Drive systems. Read and interpret electrical schematics.
  • Perform basic utility connections and repair of pneumatic, hydraulics, and electrical systems.
  • Safely operate electrical and gas welding equipment; understand welding principles.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical and solid state circuitry systems.
  • Understand and perform basic Facility Support services on HVAC, vacuum, and air systems.
  • Utilize good safety practices.

    You must show how you meet basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

    Note - This is a merit based selection process. All selections will be based on skills, competencies and performance. The most qualified candidate will be selected without consideration of seniority.
    Color perception testing will be scheduled at time of interview.

    If additional openings become available within 30 days of the posting coming down and the vacancy is still in an open status, applicants will be selected from the original posting. If interested in this job, please apply now. If you are offered and accept this position, you understand that you will be held within this position for 12 months. If you are offered a new position once you accept, but have been in your position for less than 12 months you will not be able to move to a new role.

    In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


    • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
    • Successfully completed technical training courses covering basic electrical fundamentals which includes high and low voltage electrical systems, circuits, and schematic reading OR HVAC training class(es) OR a minimum 2 years of work experience performing mechanical and electrical equipment repair on industrial manufacturing and/or commercial equipment.
    • Ability to push, pull, grasp, lift and carry items weighing up to 30 lbs frequently and 60 lbs occasionally.
    • Ability to constantly stand, walk, twist, bend, and reach at/above shoulder level.
    • Ability to frequently work in awkward positions and occasionally work from ladders.
    • Ability to pass a color perception test.


      • Basic math, written and oral communication skills, as well as basic computer skills.
      • Ability to set up area and work under pressure to meet production targets.
      • Ability to understand and follow established safety procedures for wearing PPE, lock/and tagout, and handling hazardous chemicals.
      • Ability to accept other duties as assigned.
      • Ability to learn and retain knowledge.
      • Ability to work as a team member.


        • Work overtime as required during peak seasons
        • This is a maintenance environment that requires wearing appropriate PPE and following operating procedures when working with hazardous chemicals, hazardous energies, and in harsh operating environments without climate controls
        • Must wear PPE for Arc Flash protection, as well as other PPE such as safety glasses and safety shoes
        • Required to operate hand powered tools and industrial shop machinery
        • There is some noise and hearing protection is required by Hallmark

          This position is located in Lawrence, Kansas. Relocation is not provided.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Hallmark, Lawrence , Maintenance Mechanic (19) - 1st Shift, Lawrence, Professions , Lawrence, Kansas

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