Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician
Gastonia, NC 
Posted Today
Job Description

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. Global success hasn't changed our tight-knit feel - we've simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company - it truly is a special place.

While reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will be responsible for safely performing installations, repairs and maintenance on production equipment in the Gastonia, NC facility. You must have a proven record of success in a fast-paced environment. You must have the ability to work with various teams and be an effective problem solver. You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Installing, troubleshooting, testing, repairing and maintaining equipment and machinery used in the plant for the manufacturing of paper cones, paper tubes and corrugated pallets as well as AC and DC drivers, PLC's, motors, controls, instrumentation, transformers and lighting systems.
  • Building systems needed including air compressors, water heaters, HVAC, boilers and lighting.
  • Diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Research, purchase and maintain spare parts as needed including data collection, creating purchase requisitions and source material quotes.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean and organized work area.
  • Performing all duties in support of Sonoco's quality and safety policies.

This position is in our Gastonia, NC plant/Conitex. Here is more information about this new addition to Sonoco -

  • We want you to have 5+ years' experience in an industrial environment, troubleshooting, repairing, and/or installing manufacturing equipment, including pneumatic and/or hydraulic equipment and rotating equipment. Vocational training or a journeyman's license is a plus.
  • Candidate must have exceptional skills in the areas of electricity, electric components, and PLC's.
  • Able to read electrical prints and perform job layouts for electrical devices and circuitry.
  • It would be a huge plus if you have welding experience.
  • Working independently and managing multiple tasks simultaneously is needed.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.

Apply today and help us get stronger

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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