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Industrial and Building
Maintenance Technician

Job Details


Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks? Do you experience with Manufacturing Plastics, Adhesives, Compounds and their Processes? If yes, we want to hear from you! 


The STS Group is a globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplier recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking two experienced Industrial and Building Maintenance Technicians for the manufacturing processes of the brand new STS start up in Salem, Virginia - Roanoke, VA area. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.


The Industrial and Building Maintenance Technician is a key role in getting the plant ready for operations. The  Industrial and Building Maintenance Technician supports building maintenance activities, equipment build, as well as the production activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of the production line equipment and machinery. This role inspects and repairs machinery and equipment based on operating parameters.

Responsibilities of an Industrial and Building Maintenance Technician include:

  • Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment, plans for, and takes corrective action. Make necessary corrections and run adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.

  • Performs basic mechanical and structural building maintenance.

  • Tests newly installed or refurbished equipment to ensure fulfillment to specification and safety.

  • Immediately respond to maintenance issues when production has stopped due to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic problems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment to reduce downtime.

  • Forklift license is required, Overhead crane experience is a plus, but not required.

Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties are assigned as necessary to support team goals.

Please refer to the required list of skills and experience below. Education can be substituted with equivalent experience.

 If you have manufacturing experience or a manufacturing background in any of these below, we want to speak with you!

  • SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) Thermoset

  • Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) Composites Technology

  • Hand layup thermoset (boats, truck tops, hot tubs, tanks, etc)

  • Cast thermosets (bowling balls)

  • Fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFTD, GMT, etc.)

  • Resin transfer molding (RTM)

  • Reactive Injection Molding (RRIM)

  • Paint and adhesives

  • Epoxies

  • Thermoplastic molding (large parts preferred – TPO, DCPD)

  • Any compression molding of any materials

  • Tires

  • Manufacturing plant launch

Benefits for an Industrial and Building Maintenance Technician:​

  • Opportunity to be a part of a brand new launch pioneering STS North American class A surfaces and grow one’s career

  • Competitive pay and benefits package, including relocation if needed

  • Hourly Range is $25.00 to $35.00 per hour. Specific rate is commensurate with relevant experience and factors such as specific experience with equipment and processes, education, certifications, licenses, technical skills, and training.

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Generous and flexible paid time off

  • 401(K) match, fully vested

  • Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program

  • Variety of automobile purchase discounts (BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others)

  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development


Required Skills​

  • Critical Thinking

  • Troubleshooting

  • Mechanical machine repair

  • Kuka Robots

  • ABB Robotics Programming

  • PLC programing

  • PLC Allen Bradley/ Simens

  • Electrical circuitry

  • Customer Service

  • Communication Skills

Preferred Skills

  • Welding

  • Injection Molding Machine

  • CIM Technology


  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Job Security: Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe

  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks


Technical/other training or better in Manufacturing Technology or related field.

Licenses & Certifications

Forklift license

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: and

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship. 

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.

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