Lead Maintenance Technician

Job Title:  Lead Maintenance Technician

Department: Engineering

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm

Facility location: Charlestown, NH


Lead responsibility for developing, testing and implementing solutions to solve technical problems in manufacturing and maintenance.  Assists engineers, conducts tests, collects data, trains other employees and leads, manages and assists with administrative tasks for other employees.  Assigns, schedules, monitors, and checks the work of other employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal supervision, performs substantially varied and complex tasks.
  • Applies advanced skills to perform functions of the position within assigned area.
  • Adapts new procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet the more complex requirements of the position.
  • Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
  • Serves as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues, and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.
  • Orients, trains, assigns and checks the work of other employees.
  • Use computer equipment, including reference materials and operating manuals, to manipulate data bases, update files and produce reports or designs.
  • Record test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in products, processes or test methods that are applicable to their areas of responsibility.
  • May uses Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD) systems to develop solutions.
  • Assists electrical, mechanical and/or manufacturing engineers.
  • Troubleshoots, inspect & repairs operations machinery.
  • Performs administrative duties related to use and upkeep of maintenance software solutions.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on production machines per a schedule.
  • Maintains accurate records for all machinery that require a preventative maintenance (PM) schedule and or require an unscheduled repair.
  • Informs management of any undesirable maintenance trends such as frequent machine repairs.
  • Documents PM Methodology for each machine by event. i.e. weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly.
  • Works with Management on rescheduling maintenance as necessary.
  • Consults with machine operators to resolve machine problems.
  • Understands and adheres to the company quality standards.
  • Performs Supervisor’s/Manager’s duties in their absences.


  • Has advanced and specialized expertise, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.
  • Completes assignments and facilitates the work activities of others; may coordinate work beyond own area.
  • Proposes improvements to processes.
  • Acts as a lead, coordinating the work of others but is not a supervisor.
  • Works autonomously within established procedures and practices.

Education & Experience Qualifications

  • High School w/6+ years relevant experience or AA/AS/Technical School w/3-6 years relevant experience.

Physical Demands & Abilities

  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Position will require sitting, walking, or standing for at least 40 hours per week.
  • Regularly performs repetitive task.
  • Able to stand for entire shift.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and third parties. This ability to communicate requires the employee to be conversant in English as most of our workforce and the third parties that we encounter only speak English.


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

 All Employees Shall

  • Comply with the EH&S Policy and applicable regulatory and company EH&S rules and requirements.
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are either unsafe or that may adversely impact the environment, to ensure prompt resolution of potential hazards.
  • Attend scheduled EH&S training program.
  • Actively support the organization’s efforts to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans.
  • Recommend improved EH&S practices.

Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and third parties.  This ability to communicate requires the employee to be conversant in English as the majority of our workforce and the third parties that we encounter only speak English.

The incumbent is responsible for complying with the policies in Whelen’s “Employee Handbook”.

This Job Description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company’s discretion. Nothing in this position description changes or is intended to change the employment at-will relationship with the Company. Employment at-will means that an employee or the Company may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.

Whelen Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.





Medical / dental / vision

Disability &
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Paid Holidays

Discretionary Bonus

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