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GAF Line Automation Technician ($35.33 an hour!) in Mt. Vernon, Indiana

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Job Description:

Line Automation Technician

GAF is a $3 billion company and the largest roofing manufacturer in North America; and we’ve built one of the most dynamic, cutting-edge, and successful employee teams in the building products industry. Whether it’s in our Parsippany, NJ, world headquarters, or at one of our more than 24 manufacturing plants, our standards are high and the opportunities for career advancement are limited only by your desire to succeed.

We are currently seeking an experienced line electrician in our Mt. Vernon, IN manufacturing location. We offer a competitive compensation package including an hourly pay rate of $35.33 and the opportunity to earn up to a 5% bonus based on plant performance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Primary role is to provide maintenance service to production lines.

  • Performs and helps develop preventive, predicted and reactive maintenance procedures.

  • Maintain complete records of work performed using office software, Maximo and detailed logs.

  • Performs general and specialized facility, IT, and electrical maintenance.

  • Performs equipment change-overs and assists in production line set ups as needed.

  • Analyze machine error messages and information from operators to diagnose and repair equipment.

  • Help establish repair frequencies, PMs and parts inventories for new and existing equipment.

Required Education and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of two years of experience in a continuous process environment and a thorough understanding of manufacturing electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems.

  • Must possess expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, experience using Maximo a plus.

  • Must have Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) knowledge; Wonderware knowledge is a plus.

  • Experience with control devices such as switches, photo eyes, proximity sensors, pushbuttons, contactors, and motor starters.


We are a 24/7 rotating shift operation. This position works a 12-hour shift rotation .

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to hold or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb ladders / stairs, twist and bend. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs/ladders and work at elevations up to 80 feet. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving equipment. During seasonal changes, employees may be exposed to varied levels of heat and coldness.

Benefits / Other

You are eligible to begin taking advantage of our insurance and 401k programs starting on your first day ! Our excellent 401k includes an employer contribution up to 7% !

  • Your professional growth and development is very important to us and therefore we offer internal training programs, as well as a generous tuition reimbursement program.

  • New employees can expect to begin accruing vacation immediately, which is prorated from your start date.

  • In support of working families we offer a parental leave benefit, in which employees who give birth or adopt a child may be eligible for paid leave.

  • Insurance coverage plans include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, disability, life insurance, employee assistance program, and more.

  • Other exciting benefits include health club/gym membership reimbursement, referral program, and product rebates when purchased for an employee’s primary residence.

GAF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V. Must have the ability to work in the U.S. without current/future need for GAF visa sponsorship. No search firms please.

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​