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Maintenance Technician - NIGHTS 7pm-7:30am



Buffalo, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Shift: B: Sunday- Tuesday (every other Wednesday) 7pm-7:30am

D: Thursday- Saturday (every other Wednesday) 7pm-7:30am

Role & Compensation

Reporting to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager, the Maintenance Technician is a key contributor responsible for providing corrective, predictive, and preventive maintenance to all production and support equipment under limited supervision to produce high quality cellulose insulation. In addition to being hands on in the plant during scheduled hours. In this job, you will:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of manufacturing equipment to include:
    1. Electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    2. PLCs and VFDs controlled equipment
    3. AC/DC motors
    4. Industrial machinery
    5. HVAC and blower systems
    6. Industrial piping and plumbing systems
    7. General construction and facility maintenance
  • Work closely with peers, supervisor, and engineering team to deeply understand root cause failure and use those learnings to continuously improve equipment availability to meet production goals.
  • Document all work performed on equipment.
  • Attend shift pass-down meetings and communicate daily activities.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and process control systems as needed to keep the plant running efficiently and effectively with minimal downtime.
  • Prepare for and execute preventative maintenance functions.
  • Work with Maintenance Lead to maintain the spare parts inventory.
  • Work and collaborate as directed by Engineering on projects, designs, upgrades and implementation.
  • Complete assigned work orders with the least disruption possible to daily production.
  • Actively participate and maintain a safe working environment by ensuring compliance of safety and environmental rules and regulations.


The right candidate will bring experience in these areas:

  • Plant Startup: We seek an individual who has been a part of a maintenance team during the successful launch of a production facility or production lines.
  • Procedure Development and Training: The maintenance technician will have previous successful experience in troubleshooting electromechanical processes and implementing process improvements to avoid future issues.
  • Experience Across a Range of Scales and Vantage Points: We are looking for a candidate who is familiar with the high paced environment of a disruptive startup but can understand the mindset of large and small counterparts and suppliers who are grinding out pennies in mature industries and can help us with operational efficiencies as we mature.
  • Hands on DNA: Partnering with the CleanFiber team on the floor will come naturally to the candidate. This individual will be helping us build and maintain equipment and processes for the plant, but also contribute to efforts required to scale up the plant and improve it.

Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent (Technical School education/training in Electro-mechanical, Automation, Industrial Maintenance, or Electrical preferred).

Nice-To-Have Experience

  • At least 1+ year of prior maintenance experience in an industrial/manufacturing setting.
  • Ability to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, install and update basic electrical systems and components.
  • Knowledge of PLCs and HMIs.
  • Experience in insulation, pulp & paper and/or building products industries.
  • CleanTech and/or other venture experience.

We are seeking an individual with these personal attributes:

  • Team Building: We believe in the dignity and respect of all employees. We’re looking for an individual who emulates this and leads by example, makes and keeps commitments and gets things done.
  • Customer Focus: We need to drive a fanatical devotion to our customers throughout our team, ensuring that every delivery is made on time, and that our product maintains the highest quality standards. We need individuals who will challenge themselves to do the right thing for the customer, even when it is not easy or convenient.
  • A Master of Daily Execution: We are seeking an individual capable of rigorously ensuring safety and functionality of all equipment members every day, while ensuring efficient, compliant operations, and high-quality production. Maintenance technicians must be able to confidently achieve and report out on daily activities and work independently by being self motivated.
  • Enjoys the Work and Sees the Vision: We are seeking a candidate who wants to be on the floor in a manufacturing environment and an integral part of building a successful company from the ground up. You will join CleanFiber not only for your career and income, but for the adventure of building a business, changing the building materials industry, and improving the lives of our employees and customers. You will feel success when the team and our customers are successful.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

About CleanFiber:

CleanFiber makes high performance cellulose building insulation from recycled corrugated cardboard boxes, using a unique and patented process. CleanFiber’s proven technology and accelerating business is poised to disrupt a fast-growing segment of the building insulation market, while rapidly building a highly-profitable business.

Cellulose insulation wins customers from fiberglass because of greater energy efficiency, and from foam because of its much lower price point. CleanFiber makes highly efficient cellulose insulation from recycled corrugated boxes, allowing us to challenge incumbent players who are reliant on diminishing supplies of recycled newsprint. With successful execution at our first facility, we believe we are well-positioned to rapidly seize market share on a national scale. We are a game changer!

Hourly: $20-$34 hourly