KIK Custom Products

  • Mechanic/Parts Technician

    Job Location US-CA-Torrance
    Posted Date 7 days ago(1/16/2019 6:51 PM)
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  • Overview

    As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 29 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America.

    KIK Consumer Brands – Automotive Division
    Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America. Other brands in our Automotive Care business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).

    The Mechanic / Parts Technician will be responsible performing preventative and predictive maintenance, repairs and installation of machinery and equipment and oversee all aspects of parts inventory for the plant.  This position is team oriented driven, with excellent communication within the departments as well as the ability to identify problems with team members before issues arise.

    Essential Job Functions

    •   Troubleshoot and replace faulty machine components such as (but not limited to): motors, drives,  commissioning/start-up of control systems, gearboxes, tooling equipment, Blow mold equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, AC and DC drives and control systems
    •   Executes daily machine checks, lubrication, machine star-up, clean-up, changeovers and adjustments to maintain the greatest operational efficiency.
    •   Maintenance and calibration of micro-processor based control equipment, general instrumentation and electrical control systems to carry out first line diagnostic, troubleshooting and maintenance work.
    •   Read and understand electrical schematic diagrams as well as industrial three phase 240V and 480V power distribution and VFD wiring practices.
    •   Performs tests and calibration procedures using test equipment and instrumentation
    •   Possess a broad general knowledge of welding techniques (i.e. MIG, TIG, and Stick) and must be able to apply these techniques to various operations within the plant.
    •   Operate various power tools including but not limited to torque wrenches, calipers, and, gauges in a safe and proficient manner
    •   Responsible for the planning and performing  of preventive and predictive  maintenance on Machinery
    •   Ability to complete all work in accordance with EPA,OSHA, NED, NFPA70 standards
    •   Responsible for maintaining the parts and supply inventory which includes organization, ordering, and cataloging.
    •   Excellent documentation and communication skills both oral and written
    •   Performs root cause failure analysis to eliminate repeat occurrences  on maintenance issues
    •   Responsible to perform duties and activities as directed by management
    •   Maintain continuous improvement and comply with all safety requirements
    •   Perform variety of administrative duties and work on projects as assigned.
    The above statement describes the general nature and level of work only.  They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills.  Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


    •   High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in high speed manufacturing environment.
    •   Technical training in electronics, electricity, mechanical, and hydraulic systems
    •   5 plus years in a lean manufacturing environment.
    •   Experienced welding and fabrication, plumbing, pipefitting, metalworking and carpentry
    •   Understanding of OSHA, EPA and California Labor Laws.
    •   Intermediate Computer Skills including knowledge of MS Office
    •   Working knowledge of JDE E1 preferred
    •   Working knowledge of CMMS preferred
    •   Knowledge of HVAC systems
    •   Ability to work 8 rotating shift, overtime when necessary, weekends and graveyard shift   Performs repairs and maintenance functions with a sense of urgency. Available 24/7 on call. Flexible to work multiple shifts and weekends
    •   Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing or 5S experience
    •   Must meet deadlines and deliver quality results
    •   Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, complexity and work within a fast paced, dynamic environment
    •   Working Conditions: The production facility is within an indoor/outdoor, industrial environment and is not climate controlled.  Technician will regularly enter areas that require the use of stairs or ladders, respirator protection, and enter closely confined spaces. 
    A Career with KIK Offers:
    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.
    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.
    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, age, religion, sex, or national origin.


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