Maintenance Specialist

Peterson Manufacturing has an immediate position for a Maintenance Specialist. This position repairs and maintains machinery, mechanical equipment, buildings, and fixtures. They also supervise and train other maintenance personnel, plan all aspects of assigned projects, and order the needed materials for completion of assigned projects. Maintenance Specialists are also required to serve on the Haz-Mat team and be on call in order to respond to hazardous situations.


This position reports to the Director of Corporate Maintenance and works directly with the Production Supervisors, Assemblers, and other members of the Maintenance team.  The Maintenance Specialist position will also interface with other associates within the Peterson Manufacturing organization.


  • Conceptualizing complex projects and preparing project designs
  • Planning and implementing all phases of a project and verifying satisfactory completion
  • Scheduling and training other maintenance personnel and engaging in other supervisory activities
  • Ordering materials and evaluating competing materials, equipment, and tools
  • Preparing diagrams, blueprints, and specifications for complex projects
  • Using a variety of tools and operating specialized equipment
  • Troubleshooting and resolving machine/equipment problems
  • Constructing, maintaining, and repairing equipment
  • Working with operators to analyze inconsistent machine performance
  • Serving on the Haz-Mat team and being on call to respond to emergencies


  • Strong communication and supervisory/training skills
  • Ability to interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Technical aptitude and problem solving abilities
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with little or no direct supervision


  • Mastery of the principles of carpentry, plumbing, electronics, welding, masonry, and machine mechanics, with in-depth, advanced knowledge of one or more area(s) of specialization including PLC (Direct Logic & Do More) and Robotics (Epson basic program)
  • Ability to read blueprints and interpret schematics and other instructions and to complete projects in accordance with the specifications
  • Safety training, including the handling of hazardous chemical/wastes and emergency response procedures
  • Trades apprenticeship/training, or equivalent
  • Have a current valid class “E” Chauffeur license if one is available and successfully complete requisite MDOT training and demonstration requirements


  • Duties are performed indoors at the corporate offices in Grandview, MO.
  • Must be able to be in continuous motion, walking, bending, climbing, and lifting for up to 90% of the time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to work with and around high voltage electricity/equipment
  • Occasionally operates manufacturing equipment
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with others internally who may have various inquiries, etc.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

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This position description indicates the general nature and level of work experience expected of the position holder. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Peterson reserves the right to update and change the job essential duties and requirements in order to meet the needs of the customer, end user, and Peterson, in order to maintain the highest level of performance and service.

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