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Preventative Maintenance Technician

Livonia - Michigan - USA

Apr 30, 2022

Full time



Apprentice- Preventative Maintenance Technician


BorgWarner is a global product leader in powertrain solutions. We focus on developing leading powertrain technologies that improve fuel economy, emissions, and performance. Our facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for our diverse customer base.

BorgWarner is a company of independent thinkers who share a passion for the latest vehicle technology, enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, and desire to play a key role in transforming the transportation landscape.

We engage this talented group of employees with meaningful work, amazing technologies, world-class facilities, and a culture that respects diversity and rewards excellence. It’s an atmosphere that fosters personal growth and allows you to propel your career to the next level.


This position is located at BorgWarner’s PowerDrive Systems manufacturing facility located in Livonia, MI. This position provides an excellent opportunity to apply talent and proven skills that drive tangible product and process improvements through the facility. The Maintenance Team at BorgWarner Livonia provides around the clock support to manufacturing operations (200-800 Ton mechanical & Hydraulic Presses and Continuous Sintering Furnaces), troubleshoots equipment concerns, and completes assignments ranging from facility improvements to press tear-down repairs.

Successful candidates will have a background demonstrating safe competent inspection, record keeping, cleaning, organizing and preventative maintenance and /or equipment repair.


Responsible for routine preventive maintenance procedures as scheduled on all plant equipment as assigned. Other duties may be assigned.

Routine Maintenance consists of:

  • Filter cleaning / replacement
  • Fluid / grease level inspection and filling
  • Equipment lubrication
  • Equipment / pit / component cleaning
  • Equipment solution changes
  • Basic seal / gasket replacement
  • Component inspection
  • Plant inspections
  • Condenser removal / cleaning / installation
  • Basic equipment / component repairs as needed


  • Maintain / review inventory levels as defined within job scope
  • Properly notify when inventory levels need to be replenished
  • Properly sign out all MRO items from inventory


  • Assist Maintenance Technicians during major equipment repairs and / or projects as needed
  • Review Preventive Maintenance schedules on a daily basis and ensure on-time completion
  • Enter completion of PM’s and other requests into the MP2 system when completed
  • Use handcarts for moving / transporting small heavy items
  • Properly use hand tools and equipment for preventing safety related issues
  • Participate in OJT (On the Job Training) of maintenance technician tasks on a continual basis to obtain the necessary skills to progress into a MT position
  • Maintain Clear and consistent communication between all maintenance personnel and management
  • Support a philosophy of Zero Accidents by following all applicable safety procedures and maintaining an attitude that accidents are preventable
  • Must follow BW PDS Procedures & Work Instructions
  • Follow facility-wide safety guidelines for items such as PPE, Powered Industrial Trucks, Visitors (including drivers), and Chemical Review and Approval
  • Notify Team Leader or Management of any unsafe acts throughout plant
  • Operate equipment practicing safe and productive work habits
  • Maintain clean & organized work area
  • Enroll in and complete a maintenance apprentice training program
  • Other job duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous PM experience in a Manufacturing Equipment Environment Preferred.
  • Ability to be trained to properly use a ladder in daily job duties.
  • Ability to be trained to use powered industrial trucks (hi-lo, stacker, hydraulic lift, walkie, etc.) in daily job duties.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work overtime on short notice.


  • Process Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Drive for Results
  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Ethics & Values
  • Decision Quality
  • Informing
  • Timely Decision Making


This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.


BorgWarner is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


BorgWarner does provide sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Please note that BorgWarner and any of its affiliated companies does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or offers from third party recruiters or staffing agencies associated with any published or unpublished employment opportunities. Any unsolicited information sent to BorgWarner will be considered as unencumbered and free from any fee or charge whatsoever. Only members of our Human Resources Team have the authority to engage or authorize recruiting services, which must be agreed upon before the unsolicited resume or offer is received.

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