Maintenance Repair Trainee – Grand Rapids, MI


Job Title: Maintenance Repair Trainee    |   Location: Grand Rapids / MI Plants

Employee Classification: Full-time in the summer, part-time during fall and spring while
enrolled in selected courses

Kamps Overview:
Kamps is a full-service pallet company meeting the needs of industries coast to coast.
Kamps manufactures new pallets, reconditioned pallets, and recycles unrepairable
pallets into mulch and bark. We believe the talented individuals that make up the
Kamps Pallets team are our biggest asset. Here at Kamps we recognize and reward hard
working individuals that consistently exceed expectations.

Job Overview:
Kamps is looking for a driven individual who would like to gain hands-on experience
learning about maintenance repair on industrial equipment. This individual will work
alongside our current maintenance team to learn a wide variety of maintenance skills. In
addition, this individual will be enrolled in part-time courses at GRCC to gain classroom
experience and a deeper knowledge in areas such as pneumatics, electronics, welding,
and more.

Essential Functions:
Perform preventative maintenance on a variety of machinery to keep them
running properly
Diagnose equipment failures, and determine how to repair them
Install electrical panels on machinery and inspect for proper assembly referring
to the manual/blueprints
Fabricate framework for various new equipment build outs using saws, drills,
hammers, and various welding forms
Create a bill of materials sheet, and price out projects
Collaborate with plant maintenance / managers to adjust functioning machinery
so it continues to operate at its peak efficiency
Other duties as assigned

Requirements & Qualifications:
Basic computer skills and software knowledge of Excel, and Word
Comfortable using hand tools, measuring equipment, and being hands-on
Exceptional organizational skills
Not afraid to learn a magnitude of new skills
Ability to take initiative on a project and going the extra mile
Flexibility for changing responsibilities
Availability to travel approximately 50% (within Michigan)

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform
other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


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