Machine Maintenance Specialist at Empire Polymer Solutions

Job Locations US-NY-Baldwinsville
Maintenance/Mechanic Technician
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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Machine Maintenance Specialist Wanted! Empire Polymer Solutions is seeking a Machine Maintenance Specialist to join our team at a new plastic manufacturing facility in Baldwinsville, NY. We are moving forward quickly and need top talent to build our team.


The right Machine Maintenance Specialist will be responsible for fixing technical issues and performing preventative maintenance. Excellent problem-solving skills and an understanding of mechanics are crucial to this role. This position also requires physical stamina and strength, as you’ll have to stand for long hours and occasionally carry heavy loads.

  • The Machine Maintenance Specialist will be a member of the team responsible for:
    • Installation, maintenance, and improvement of our plastic processing equipment
      • Performing Diagnostics
      • Executing Machine Repair
      • Maintaining Electric Function
    • Maintenance of the 200,000 square foot facility including: exterior grounds, roof, walls, doors, floors, drains, dock doors, etc.
  • Qualified candidates must be highly observant, willing to learn, a motivated team player, safety focused, and eager to gain and share new knowledge with their colleagues.
  • This position must be able to demonstrate an understanding of safety, quality, and efficiency as it pertains to the maintenance function.
  • The Machine Maintenance Specialist reports directly to the Maintenance Manager and will be a key member of the maintenance team.


  • Maintain the working order of production equipment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex process equipment (i.e. grinding, pumps, blowers, washing, drying, processing machines, motors, controls, conveyors, compressors, etc.)
  • Understand PM schedules and execute preventive/predictive maintenance tasks under the guidance of the Maintenance Manager.
  • Provide daily support of mechanical operations including adjustments, setups, and blade changes.
  • Use machine tools as needed.
  • Adequately communicate maintenance issues and concerns to appropriate individuals (i.e. Maintenance Manager). 
  • Maintain an organized and functional work area, including a spare parts/equipment storage space.
  • Follow all policies and safety requirements directed by company policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management team members.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $20.00/Hr.

Max Compensation

USD $24.00/Hr.


  • 2+ years Industrial production experience in a manufacturing facility.
  • Mechanical knowledge.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to follow, retain, and communicate detailed instructions.
  • Ability to follow standard policies and procedures.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work in a production-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage time, organize, and prioritize work effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to keep production equipment operating, including on-call/overtime as needed.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements, OCWA Water/Sewer, and industrial GMP’s preferred.
  • Water treatment experience preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Able to work on ladders and lifts at a height above 15ft.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to frequently twist, kneel, squat, bend. and reach overhead.


  • Competitive wages
  • High-quality health insurance with dental and vision coverage offered
  • Retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • On-site bus stop

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Company Profile

Empire Polymer Solutions, with locations in Syracuse and Rochester, NY, formed a joint venture with Empire Resource Recycling in 2018 to provide efficient polymer processing, grinding, washing, and certified destruction services for sustainable materials handling.


We are uniquely qualified to take on a variety of projects at our plant locations. Our facilities are equipped with a weigh station, rail spur, and polymer lab on-site to manage costs and ensure quality.


Empire Polymer Solutions is dedicated to the success of our customers, employees, and community. Our team specializes in logistics management for sustainable manufacturing and waste management operations.


Empire Polymer Solutions, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. New employees will not be submitted to a drug test. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions.


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