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Maintenance Technician

Company: Leggett & Platt
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: May 6, 2024

Job Description:

We make life more comfortable.

Leggett & Platt's overall mission is a commitment to enhance lives - by delivering quality products, offering empowering and rewarding careers, and doing our part in bringing about a better future.

Leggett & Platt's inventive heritage and leadership in the residential products industry span more than 130 years. As The Components People, we are the leading supplier of a wide range of products and components for all areas of life, including mattress springs and carpet cushion, as well as bedding machinery and erosion-control products.

From aerospace tubing and fabricated assemblies to flooring underlayment and carpet cushion, Leggett & Platt has divisions that design, manufacture, and sell a variety of products. Our reliable product development and launch capability, coupled with our global footprint, make us a trusted partner for customers in the aerospace, hydraulic cylinders, flooring, textile, and geo components industries.

Learn more about the history of Leggett:


The world leader in bedding technology.

Leggett & Platt has been the driving force in bedding components technology since inventing the bedspring in 1885. Now, we own more mattress industry patents than anyone in the world.

Springs, foam, adjustable beds, machinery - our Bedding businesses design, produce, and supply innovative sleep solutions that help you rest comfortably.

Learn more about Bedding Components: L&P Bedding Group

Job Summary:
Maintenance Technicians are required to repair, maintain, build, overhaul and troubleshoot problems with various types of machines and equipment. As well as perform facility maintenance as needed.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Education & Experience:
Must be at least 18 years of age to perform this job. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
--- Review maintenance work orders and P.M.'s and projects assigned daily to insure tasks are being completed in a timely manner.
--- Analyze any reoccurring problems with machinery & equipment and come up with permanent repair ideas and fixes and cost reduction.
--- Perform preventative & routine maintenance as scheduled in a timely manner.
--- The ability to look up repair parts via prints and/or spreadsheets, catalogs or online, or discuss with outside vendors and get quotes to fill out requisition forms to be approved for parts to be ordered.
--- Provide own tools.
--- Perform work on mechanical drive systems such as belts, pulleys, speed reducers, roller chain, sprockets, shafts, and bearings mostly used on conveyor systems and tables.
--- Must have strong troubleshooting skills in mechanical components and systems.
--- Operate lift truck, scissor lift, boom lift and other equipment as needed.
--- Follow all safety procedures and practices.
--- Must be able to operate and understand lockout/tagout procedures.
--- Responsible for housekeeping duties in the maintenance work area and any area where repairs are being made on the plant floor; this includes wiping down any machinery worked on.
--- Perform facility/building maintenance and repair and projects as needed and required in a timely manner.
--- Must follow all rules, policies, and procedures outlined in the company handbook.
--- Must have the ability to troubleshoot in electrical systems and components: 480-volts 3 phase, 220-volt single phase, 110 single phase, 24-volt AC and DC control voltage used on contactor, drives, photo eyes, proximity switches, coils, limit switches, safety switches, fuses and breakers.
--- Ability to replace failed electrical components as needed.
--- Hydraulic troubleshooting skills
--- Must be able to identify failed hydraulic components and repair as needed on hydraulic systems control valves, pumps, cylinders and pressure transducers.

--- High School diploma or GED equivalent required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
--- None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--- Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
--- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; maintains a clean and organized work environment.
--- Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
--- Safety - Observes all safety procedures and policies; Reports potentially unsafe conditions to supervisor; Uses equipment and materials properly.
--- Good attention to detail.
--- Able to work accurately from verbal and written instructions.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continual basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veteran / Disability Employer

What to Do Next

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Our Values

Our values speak to our shared beliefs, and describe how we approach working together.

  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth - good or bad.
  • Do Great Work...Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.
    Our Commitment to You

    We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!

    We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we'd love the opportunity to consider you.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veteran/Disability Employer

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