The Weir Group PLC

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Maintenance Technician B (1st shift)
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Under the supervision of the Maintenance/Facility Manager, the Maintenance Technician ‘B’ is responsible for performing minor, major, and preventive maintenance on all machines and the physical plant in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Troubleshoot and repair
  • Machine mechanical breakdowns, Hydraulic problems, High voltage circuits, including 480-3 phase motors, motor starts, and associated circuits, Pneumatic circuits, HVAC systems and Plumbing
  • Perform daily maintenance and 5S duties for work area
  • Regular and reliable attendance is key to performance of this job
  • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, and customer focused attitude within and between departments
  • Attend training, safety, employee, and department meetings, as required
  • Complete special projects as assigned
  • Comply with all Operations Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs
  • Keep the Maintenance Supervisor apprised of pertinent issues and information warranting supervisor’s knowledge, action and/or resolution
  • Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to ensure the continuous, ongoing improvement of processes, methods, productivity and quality, while reducing costs
  • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

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.


Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Requires a valid driver’s license and respirator training. Some positions may require a certification and license as an Electrician.


Mechanical aptitude. Working knowledge of electric, plumbing, HVAC, and basic construction. Ability to read, understand, and utilize wiring diagrams, schematics, and drawings. Ability to climb and work from ladders and work at heights of 30 feet. Ability to operate forklifts and man lifts. Organization, communication, motivation, human relations, problem solving, and follow-through skills. Work well under pressure and with a diversity of people. Ability to promote and maintain positive relationships. Good work ethic - proactive.


Requires the ability to operate a computer for basic e-mail and job log on and off activity. Basic hand tools (incumbent must furnish own hand tools up to 1-1/4 inch), volt-ohm meter, tachometers, indicators, overhead and jib cranes, lifting chains and slings, and forklift.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, and taste or smell.

The employee is regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds and frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is frequently performed near moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions. Work is occasionally performed near moving mechanical parts in darkness or poor lighting. Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, sudden temperature changes, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. Loud noise.

Core Competencies

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.