Maintenance Technician

Position:                            Maintenance Technician

Reports to:                        Maintenance Supervisor



The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical systems; and the related components of industrial machinery and equipment, in addition to performing grounds maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ensure all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are followed and met
  • Perform minor building, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and painting repairs as necessary
  • Implement preventative maintenance measures
  • Respond quickly in the event of an emergency, notify appropriate personnel and follow safety protocol
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables

  • Replaces faulty electrical components of machines such as relays, switches, motors, and positions sensing devices

  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards

  • Replaces bearings, seals, etc. on all rotating machinery

  • Repairs and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings

  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance on most shipyard equipment

  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment

  • Performs all maintenance and repairs to all dock, overhead, semi-gantry and smaller cranes

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and technical manuals

  • Ability to use electrical and mechanical test equipment (Multimeters, meggars, voltage testers, micrometers, gages, etc.)

  • Ability to use various tools and understand basic skills in the following areas; rigging, welding, pipefitting, machining, electrical and electronic troubleshooting

  • Sensor testing

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


  • Self-management
  • Thoroughness
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Knowledge of outdoor cranes, overhead bridge cranes preferred

  • Knowledge of DC and AC on manufacturing machinery

  • Experience in hydraulic systems and repair

  • Experience in CNC and robotic machinery troubleshooting and repair

  • Mechanical skills are a plus

  • Skills at reading European electrical diagrams

  • Arc flash trained


Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fumes and smoke.  Work may be carried on indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions. 

*Philly Shipyard is a TOBACCO FREE facility.


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.  Work at heights over 200 feet from ground level.  A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required.  Employment in this position is contingent upon passing the medical examination.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This is a full-time, safety-sensitive position.  Standard days and hours of work vary by department, days and hours determined by department schedules.


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 or without notice.

Philly Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  Philly Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.