Senior Maintenance Engineer Specialist

About NFW

NFW is a circularity platform for plastic-free performance materials. NFW follows three Ground Rules in everything we develop: start well, stay clean, end well. While nearly everything in the built world relies on some type of plastic that began as crude oil and that will become plastic pollution, we are establishing a new material reality. We believe all materials should begin and end as nutrients, ready for the next growth cycle—true circularity.          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our multi-material platform serves a wide range of industries—from fashion and footwear to automotive and upholstery. NFW technology embeds seamlessly into existing supply chains, enabling the world’s most iconic brands to design and scale products with high-performance, plastic-free materials. NFW makes global brands more sustainable, empowering them to create without plastics. Alongside the boldest brands and visionary designers, we are pioneering a naturally circular, post-oil economy.

NFW is a company of trailblazers, innovators and bold thinkers, committed to reinventing the way things are made. We never stop learning. We are fiercely curious about the world and how to improve it for everyone. We offer competitive salary, paid vacation and sick time, flexible work-life balance, great colleagues and more!

Senior Maintenance Engineer Specialist

We are seeking exceptional candidates who are self-starters with the ability to rapidly adapt to business needs and who can contribute to this partnership by designing, maintaining, implementing, or improving electrical systems for industrial purposes. The incumbent will ensure that electrical installations and upgrades to the electrical systems conform to industry standards. This position is also responsible for oversight of external maintenance contractors while on-site and daily task assignments within assigned team.


  • Plan, layout, install, program, and troubleshoot electrical controls and equipment, including PLC’s, Motion Control Devices, Vision Systems, VFD’s, Servos, and HMI’s.
  • Must be able to work from complicated drawings, specifications, or wiring diagrams and have hands on knowledge of electrical systems and electronics.
  • Create specifications for electrical systems and wiring diagrams for associated automation controls systems and equipment.
  • Must be able to work without drawings and create such drawings when necessary.
  • Support and troubleshoot equipment currently used within the facility.
  • Observes, corrects, and reports any issues with production and facility equipment 
  • Assists and executes the performance of Preventative Maintenance of facility infrastructure.
  • Works safely with chemicals, tools, and materials.
  • Takes initiative, and works independently on solving problems
  • Works closely with Production, Administration and Engineering teams, responds to spills, breakdowns, extraction calls, and environmental issues. 
  • Works with team to install, upgrade, or make improvements to equipment and automation processes.
  • Takes initiative within proactive team efforts to achieve department and company goals
  • Complies with all safety practices and procedures and reports all unsafe activities
  • Assists in writing safety procedures.
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or equivalent and relevant training / certification within Skilled trades and Equipment Maintenance 
  • 5 to 7 years of experience as a maintenance electrician in manufacturing environment and must have proficiency with PLC and other electronics equipment.
  • OSHA certifications related to man-lift / scissor lift safety are a plus 
  • Strong math and problem-solving skills are a MUST
  • Basic use of personal computers, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and e-mail skills required
  • Strong attention to detail is mandatory
  • Ability to take direction; willingness to learn
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to adapt to ongoing change

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequent talking, hearing and visual observation
  • Frequent use of hands to grasp, handle, or feel
  • Regular standing, walking, sitting and reaching; must be able to stand up to 8-10 hours a day
  • Regular stooping, kneeling, crouching
  • Frequent lifting of up to 35 pounds; occasional team lifting of up to 75 pounds
  • Occasional climbing, typically on a stepladder

Vision Requirements

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) 
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) 
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point) 
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to focus (ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Work Environment

  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, keyboards, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets.
  • Majority of the work is performed in a manufacturing environment with moderate noise level and varying temperature control
  • Required to use personal protective equipment including slip and spill resistant shoes as well as protective eyewear when in production areas

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The Company is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive team in which members of all backgrounds can contribute and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, the Company does not discriminate in employment or administration of its programs and policies on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service. Our policy reflects and affirms the Company’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all unlawful discriminatory practices.

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