Maintenance Specialist

Date Posted: December 3, 2018
HURST Jaws of Life
Shelby, NC
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time

HURST Jaws of Life

Company Description

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc. is the only manufacturer of the Jaws of Life® brand. There is no equal to saving lives. The company’s commitment to research and development, and dedication to quality engineering and manufacturing has resulted in a line of innovative products known for outstanding safety, durability and performance.

Job Description


Great Work Environment! First Shift, Climate Controlled, Team Atmosphere


Performs a variety of general manual labor tasks within the site, (e.g., lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading materials, assisting in the handling of heavy materials, making minor repairs, etc.).

Assists other employees with their assigned work tasks in the machine shop, including: emptying chip bins, cleaning spills, cutting raw material, deburring.

Performs routine maintenance to equipment.

Conducts routine safety inspections following set procedures.

Communicates with external vendors as needed to obtain quotes and coordinate repairs in specialized areas such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and waste management.

Responsible for executing work orders in a timely manner.

Must be able to express themselves well both written and verbally.

Must be able to safely operate power and hand tools.

Must have strong customer relation skills and present a professional, positive and helpful attitude.

Follows set safety procedures and guidelines to support a safe work environment for employees and visitors.

Report any unsafe conditions to leadership.

Mandatory overtime may be required.


Competitive pay

Paid vacation & holiday pay


Available benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401k, stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and long term disability insurance.


Communicate/interact with all levels of employees in a professional manner. Work and function as a team member in a team based environment.

Perform simple arithmetic functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers. Able to use precision measuring equipment.

Convert measurements from feet/inches to decimals and vice versa. Draw and interpret bar graphs.

Use a computer for data entry and documentation of maintenance findings on work orders. In some cases, upload and download of technical manuals and specifications from CMMS or internet. Must be able to use

a basic calculator.

Requires attention to detail, mechanical ability and ability to multi-task.

Must be able to make good decisions under pressure.


High School Diploma or GED; a minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing facility performing mechanical and/or electrical inspections, troubleshooting and repairs; or equivalent combination of

education and experience required.


Some college or formal technical school education with demonstrated aptitude and skills in mechanical,

electrical, pneumatic, and welding techniques.

Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations, along with two years in a machining environment.

Mechanical, electrical certifications/licenses preferred but not necessary.

Valid Driver’s License.

Must be Forklift certified or able to obtain forklift, aerial lifts certification.


Minimal travel may be required.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

How to Apply

Complete the application on the HURST Jaws of Life website.