Exide Technologies

  • Plant Maintenance Technician

    Job Locations US-GA-Columbus | US-KS-Kansas City | US-MO-Kansas City | US-PA-Lampeter | US-MO-Forest City | US-IN-Muncie | US-KS-Salina | US-IA-Manchester
    Requisition ID
    Manufacturing - Operations and Maintenance
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Maintenance Technicians support Exide’s goal of Powering the World Forward as we provide world-class stored energy solutions that lead the industry in quality and performance that make a difference in people’s lives. Maintenance Technicians bring electrical and or mechanical skills to improve a plant’s production capability in order to run efficiently and reliably. Maintenance Techs perform a mix of reactive repairs and planned preventative work. You’ll gain exposure to both decades-old equipment and new equipment as part of Exide’s recent capital investments across the plants.

    You are available to work various shifts and overtime, both scheduled and unplanned. Shift premiums available where applicable.


    Starting pay likely $19.00/hour or more depending on location.


    Current openings in the following locations:

    Columbus, GA 
    Forest City, MO
    Kansas City, KS 
    Kansas City, MO
    Lampeter, PA
    Manchester, IA
    Muncie, IN
    Salina, KS


    • Maintain, repair or replace equipment, while performing basic mechanical and electrical repair work.
    • Maintain, solve problems, and repair, 120V - 480V 1 phase/3 phase electrical equipment.
    • Notice and report any abnormal conditions/ failures and take required corrective and preventive actions to prevent recurrence of such conditions.
    • Perform machinery and basic equipment examinations to fix defects and visual wear.
    • Perform machine shop functions (sheet metal, steel layout and welding).
    • Support an environment of continuous improvement by making/implementing suggestions.
    • Comply with all safety requirements to include proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) procedures


    • You have achieved a High School Diploma, GED, or greater
    • Experience in an industrial environment working within a maintenance (electrical/mechanical) department
    • Experience working with troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLCs preferred.
    • Read, write, and speak basic English to interpret work and apply safety instructions
    • You're capable of using a computer to review and update work orders.
    • You are able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and stand for long periods of time. 
    • All employees undergo a medical exam which includes a physical, drug screen and blood draw to get a baseline reading of blood-lead level prior to starting
    • All employees will be required to pass a background check

    About the work environment:

    • Extreme heat environment, temperatures can reach over 100° Fahrenheit
    • We care about your health and safety so you'll need to be clean-shaven and required to wear full face respirators and ear plugs while inside the facility. You'll also follow strict hygiene rules including mandatory communal showering at the end of shift.

    EEO Statement

    Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

    About Exide

    Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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