Encapsys Maintenance Technician - 3rd Shift

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Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Portage, WI, US, 53901

Company: Milliken and Company

This position is located in Portage, WI at Encapsys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliken and Company. At Milliken, our work begins behind the scenes often taking shape in a lab. The molecules and materials we create are transforming lives and experiences around the world. We're a global leader with over 155 years of expertise in research, design and manufacturing specializing in the textile, chemical, healthcare, and flooring industries. 


Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communitiesNamed to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 consecutive years, we rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations.





The Maintenance Technician performs maintenance tasks to keep production equipment operational, while working at and promoting the highest levels of safety.  This position also supports capital projects at the manufacturing plant when needed to ensure equipment maintainability is incorporated into the design and that sound maintenance processes are developed. This position is on 3rd shift, which is Monday - Friday 11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.



  • Perform maintenance tasks to keep production equipment operational.
  • Perform work at the highest safety levels, promote safety internally and work directly with contractors on safety procedures.
  • Work with cross functional teams to identify and insure sound maintenance processes are develop for capital projects.
  • Maintain, repair and troubleshoot all plant equipment.
  • Schedule and perform preventative maintenance.
  • Participate in 5S and TPM teams.
  • Read PLC programs as needed and troubleshoot and correct problems pertaining to software and/or hardware.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Assist in developing and installing new equipment or plant expansion projects.
  • Contact, direct and promote the safety of contractors to perform specific inspections or maintenance work.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date maintenance records. 
  • Support on call requirements for the plant: 1 week duration, rotating responsibility.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule.
    • Based on Business needs the following maybe required:
      • Overtime
      • Changing shifts
      • Overnight travel



  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic mechanical skills related to the use of hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of process control, refrigeration, boilers, pumps, heat exchangers, LOTO, and industrial safety practices.
  • Experienced with steam systems, liquid transfer systems, pump repair, valve repair, and confined space entry.
  • Current Wisconsin Drivers license.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Previous electrical work experience a plus.
  • Water treatment experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in chemical manufacturing environment.
  • 3-5 years maintenance experience or educational equivalent.
  • Ability to repair and install piping – welding experience a plus.
  • Computer Skills and CMMS software experience a plus.


Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.