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Hitachi Cable America, Manchester NH

Maintenance Technician


A leading wire and cable manufacturer since 1986, Hitachi Cable America designs and produces a broad range of advanced copper and fiber optic-based communication cable for clients in aerospace, medical, supercomputing, high-speed data, oil & gas exploration and the 5G wireless revolution.

Candidates with wire and cable manufacturing experience are preferred, but applicants with other relevant experience are encouraged to apply!

Division: Maintenance Facilities
Classification: Hourly
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary:

Provide mechanical and Electrical support within Facilities and Maintenance to ensure that production machines and equipment are functioning at their optimum levels. Responsible to perform daily duties to operational support the building repairs and overall maintenance facility activities.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Install, repair, and maintain electro-mechanical production machinery and equipment
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain high-speed production equipment and pneumatic, plumbing, and hydraulic systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, monitor, and adjust AC/DC equipment and circuits
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machinery in a timely manner
  • Become proficient with the Work Order Management system
  • Understand and follow company Lockout/Tag Out procedure
  • Observe safety procedures and conduct; use equipment and materials properly
  • Subscribe to and practice 5S principles, procedures, and guidelines, JIT, and process improvement
  • Work a full-time shift schedule with regular attendance and ability to work overtime if needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, mechanic, and electrical schematics
  • Solid knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Ability to conduct diagnostic tests, overhaul and rebuild machines by utilizing a variety of test equipment and hand tools
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and as a team member
  • Reading comprehension skills to understand written specifications, instructions, and procedures in English
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work on low voltage live equipment.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in maintenance mechanic role in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience working with mechanical and electrical equipment and components
  • Wire and Cable experience is a plus
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and interpersonal skills to exchange of information with co-workers, supervisors, suppliers, and/or vendors

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is or is not responsible for the oversight or performance management of other employees.

Safety Expectations

  • Obey all safety rules, use caution in work activities, and continuously practice safe behaviors.
  • Immediately report unsafe conditions/behaviors and work-related injuries to site supervision.

Physical Demand:

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching and climbing ladders during entire shift
  • Must be able to lift, carry, maneuver, and move up to 50 lbs. of objects in the facility
  • Required to talk, hear, and demonstrate manual hand and finger dexterity
  • Eye-hand coordination to handle, machinery, materials, parts and working with hand tools
  • Regular attendance and ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week if necessary

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. The manufacturing plant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. There are three shifts with typical hours of:

1st Shift 7AM - 3PM
2nd Shift 3PM -11PM
3rd Shift 11PM - 7AM


Little to no travel is expected for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Hitachi Cable America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, we encourage priority referral of protected veterans under VEVRAA.