Industrial Maintenance Technician II

Date: Sep 24, 2021

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.

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Pelican BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Pelican BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for an Industrial Maintenance Technician based at our site in Plymouth/Maple Grove, MN.


The Industrial Maintenance Technician supports the planned preventative maintenance and repair of the facility, equipment, and production machinery. This position will work with internal personnel, external contractors, and specialist equipment suppliers to reduce machine downtime and cycle times and ensure a safe and reliable work environment.


Primary duties and responsibilities:


  • Carry out routine scheduled maintenance and unplanned repairs to facility and production equipment.
  • Respond to all breakdowns and diagnose breakdown problems.
  • Install new/replacement parts and ensure equipment is working efficiently and safely.
  • Make recommendations to reduce machine downtime and cycle times.
  • Escalate machine breakdowns to appropriate managers if not resolved within the agreed timeline.
  • Research suitable solutions and estimate costs and timelines for machine and equipment breakdowns and improvements.
  • Arrange procurement of tools, equipment, parts, and components relating, but not limited to facilities and production equipment.
  • Collaborate with Pelican BioThermal Engineering, contractors, and outside vendors to carry out planned and unplanned maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment.
  • Assist with the installation of new equipment as required.
  • Create and maintain preventative maintenance procedures through company’s document change procedure.
  • Record, analyze and interpret data for planned maintenance and OEE measures from downtime records.
  • Liaise and communicate with all departments, customers and other engineering and production functions, attend meetings on site as required.
  • Maintain general housekeeping and safe work environment.
  • Follows all applicable Local, State and Federal regulations while performing job duties
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook, AWAIR and/or applicable employment agreement.
  • Follows safety guidelines including Personal Protective Equipment and Lock-out/Tag-out procedures.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to all facilities related tasks and work on special projects as required or assigned by the Facilities and Maintenance Manager or the Operations Manager.


Job requirements:


  • Associates Degree or equivalent specific experience related to industrial equipment maintenance.
  • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.
  • High level of mechanical aptitude and experience troubleshooting and repairing a broad range of equipment and systems including electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Ability to cover multiple shifts as required by business needs.


Bonus Points For:

  • Degree, apprenticeship, or certificate in an applicable technical field (i.e. industrial maintenance, electrical, mechanical, pneumatics, plumbing, HVAC).
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing packaging, filling, and vacuum sealing equipment.
  • Basic joining, fastening, fabrication, and machining knowledge.
  • Basic electrical system knowledge.
  • Experience working in a pharma or medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using preventative maintenance software systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel.


Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours and overtime. Must be able to work overtime on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.


Why Join Pelican BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

Generous paid time off plans

401k plan – with a competitive match

Tuition Assistance Program

Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!

Employee discount program on Pelican Products

Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.

Wellness Discount Program

Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.

And more…


Physical requirements and working conditions:


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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