Maintenance Controls Technician

Bristol, IN


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Job Description

Chassix was formed through the integration of the Diversified Machine, Inc. (DMI) and SMW, LLC (SMW) businesses. The company is now the industry's largest single integrated resource for high-quality, precision chassis casting and machining solutions, with manufacturing capabilities in every key region of the world.

We provide high-quality design, engineering, machining and assembly of aluminum and ductile iron castings. Leveraging regional production in North America, South America, Europe and China, Chassix is able to respond quickly and cost-effectively to automakers' casting and machining needs around the world.

Additionally, Chassix is one of the only chassis casting and machining suppliers to offer in-house, full-service solutions including:

  • 24-hour design via thier globally integrated design and engineering centers
  • Black-box design capabilities
  • In-house testing, analysis and repair


The position is multifaceted and requires many different skill sets. Candidate will be assigned primarily to the maintenance and repair of CNC machines as it relates to startup, debugging and testing, as well as daily production activities of CNC controlled machine tools and the wiring and assembly of electrical control systems.

Candidate must possess advanced technical background to perform equipment failure analysis, repair and implementation of preventative measures. Will develop and implements cost reduction improvement projects that avoid or reduce machine downtime. Individual must be capable of powering up (CNC, Servo and PLC/PMC systems) troubleshooting, debugging and testing equipment to the degree necessary to verify the machinery is capable of meeting machine performance requirements. Possess demonstrated understanding of ladder logic, ability to read and understand pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical schematics and have an advanced understanding of CNC machinery and the maintenance / setup of CNC machinery.

This individual will work independently and in a team atmosphere and must be capable of working safely by following policies and procedures of an industrial environment. They must strictly follow proper PM procedures while working on equipment. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot and repairing electrical systems, control panels, cable harness, and interconnection wiring from drawings. Must understand applicable codes and standards. In addition to electrical skills, good mechanical aptitude is required to understand electro-servo-mechanical assemblies and design / function of mechanical, electrical and fluid systems.

Candidate must be knowledgeable and capable in troubleshooting and working on PLC systems and controls, changing ball screws, drives, drive motors, clutches, ways, pumps, hydraulics and spindle bearings.

This individual must have a “Can-do” attitude with ability to multi-task and quickly prioritize in a time sensitive and fast paced work environment as they work with engineering to support production.



  • Ability to read prints and technical manuals.
  • Ability to update technical manuals and programs for automated equipment.
  • Ability to read and write G-Code programming (Fanuc and Siemens)
  • Advanced understanding of Machine Tool operations and diagnostics
  • Proven capabilities in the use of measuring instruments including MEG and Ohm meters, multi-meters (current, voltage, resistance measurements), calipers, indicators, O-scopes and micrometers.
  • Ability to effectively diagnose machine malfunctions and concisely communicate detailed root cause(s) of malfunctions to management both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to serve in whatever capacity deemed necessary by Supervisor.
  • Ability to perform basic wiring, soldering and use of all hand tools.
  • Experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical equipment in a heavy industrial setting
  • Ability to perform preventative and corrective maintenance while working alone or in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, hydraulic, illustrations and piping diagrams
  • Ability to research parts, drawings, diagrams and schematics.
  • Advanced PLC troubleshooting and programming experience
  • Effective communications stills are required
  • Personal Computer (PC) skills are desired
  • CNC/NC machine tool experience is a plus
  • Machine rebuild, HVAC, welding, cutting, and fitting experience is a plus
  • Machine leveling, alignment, and installation is a plus


Education: Relevant college courses and technical training programs.

Background in casting / hot metal processing industry as well as extensive experience in machine tool / CNC machining facilities. 

Proven ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) at all levels within and outside the plant.

Competence with MS Office.

Provide technical expertise to support maintenance department and serve in capacities appointed by Manager / Supervisor.

ust be willing to work extended hours, holidays, and weekends as required and be available to be “on call” as necessary.

Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment.

Must have the ability to read prints, comprehend technical maintenance manuals, drawings, and specifications.


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