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Maintenance Mechanic Goleta United States,  

KARL Storz (company)

Posted on : 04 September 2017

Project Description

KARL STORZ IMAGING:  Maintenance Mechanic



About the Company:

KARL STORZ Imaging (“KSI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, an international leader for more than 70 years in reusable endoscope technology and endoscopic specialties. Based in Tuttlingen, Germany, KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG is a privately-owned company that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship and clinical effectiveness.


Based in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, KARL STORZ Imaging is the center of the company’s Product Development and Innovation and Manufacturing, responsible for the creation and development of imaging systems, electromechanical devices and technologies.


 KARL STORZ Imaging is currently seeking an experienced Maintenance Mechanic. This position will be under limited supervision, will manage and perform all preventative and corrective maintenance on all machines according to the manufacturer and maintain operation of machines at full capacity. This position will work in our Machine Shop environment.  



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.


  • Responsible for the planning, scheduling, and coordination of all maintenance actions aimed at the prevention of breakdowns and failures of equipment in the Machine Shop.

  • Responsible for safe condition of all machine shop machine equipment

  • Will repair all Machine Shop equipment break downs and validate per OEM specification

  • Will coordinate internal and external repair/service activities

  • Maintains records on equipment, services, and work hours expended

  • Develops, controls, and maintains required documentation

  • Will educate operation personal in maintenance management

  • Conduct necessary testing on new equipment installations

  • Work with vendors and OEM’s to insure use of equipment in within specifications

  • Responsible for implementation of spare part inventory system, creating data bank for spare parts and supplier information

  • Responsible for ordering needed spare parts for scheduled PM and establishing spare part inventory of critical equipment parts

  • Works closely with Purchasing to ensure supply of repair parts are available to execute PM

  • Ensures the preservation and enhancement of equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they actually fail, recording deterioration to facilitate the replacement or repair of worn parts before they cause system failure

  • Spearheads any containment, correction, and corrective action activities associated with preventive maintenance activities.Provides timely and effective communications to affected personnel.

  • Responsible for the effective implementation and maintenance of the Preventive Maintenance protocols and records in accordance with policies and procedures.

  • May assist in operational problems.

  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.

  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continual improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI’s products and services.

  • Implements lean techniques in the area of responsibility

  • Responsible for continuous improvement activities, implementing and driving a TPM culture

  • Responsible for pareto analysis

  • May be required to work overtime and/or weekends to meet the company’s operational needs


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?


  • Knowledge of OSHA and other FED/State rules and regulations including environmental

  • Must be able to read engineering blueprints, (electric, mechanic, hydraulic) follow documented instructions.

  • Troubleshooting of mechanical and/or electronic problems on production machinery, disassemble, replace parts and reassemble machinery

  • Demonstrated ability to work with PLC programs

  • Proficient in the use of math in the interpretation and execution of drawing requirements.

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in technical documentation

  • Solid mechanical and mathematical aptitude essential

  • Must be a Team Player

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?


  • Minimum high school/GED required. Four year College degree preferred

  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) certification a plus

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Maintenance Mechanic in a manufacturing environment

  • TPM certified preferred

  • Experience with DMG 40 & 50’s a plus

  • Experience with Mori NLX and NTX a plus

  • Minimum of 2 years Mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical experience

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance technician experience preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years supply chain management experience preferred

  • SAP experience preferred

PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: What are the specific physical and mental demands of this position?

  • Manual dexterity and good eyesight to perform delicate and precise tasks.

  • Physical ability to perform job requirements, such as, but not limited to: ability to lift approximately 50 lbs. and to stand for moderate amounts of time (approximately 3 hours per day).


•                  Medical / Dental / Vision

•                  3 weeks’ vacation plus 64 sick hours

•                  401K plus company match

•                  Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts

•                  Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance

•                  Tuition reimbursement (Up to $5,250 per year)

•                  Fitness reimbursement up to $200 annually

•                  And much more!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. KARL STORZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.


How to Apply:

For immediate consideration, click on the below link which will take you directly to our website to complete an on-line application. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation verifying your application has been received.


If you are interested in this position, please complete an on-line application at:




Goleta, CA

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