Rockwool Group

Machine Technician Job Summary

*2nd shift (2:30PM-11PM) and 3rd shift (10:30PM-7AM) positions available*

Machines and equipment are fundamental to our modern operation. When a breakdown occurs, Machine Technicians efficiently inspect and diagnose the underlying problem before determining the right course of action – whether replacing parts, repairing the machinery or recommending replacement. Working with a Safety-First mindset, our technicians also verify equipment is safe to use for others.

The Machine Technician will be responsible for effectively and efficiently operating the machine(s) in their assigned area per ROCKWOOL standards, specifications, and policies as well as executing all tasks in compliance with government regulations (e.g. safety laws). Reporting to the shift Team Leader you effectively operate, clean, troubleshoot and perform basic preventative maintenance to the machinery in the assigned area, supporting consistent flow of high quality product on the production line, continuous improvement and operational up-time.

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of a Machine Technician?

  • Safely and efficiently manufacture quality Stone Insulation ensuring production at the highest possible output, maintaining the high standard of quality expected by our customers in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Successfully make product changes efficiently, maintaining a smooth uninterrupted flow of product.
  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment and act as a first line defense for process, mechanical and technical issues.
  • Ensure volumes are produced and delivered against production plan and key performance indicators.
  • Adhere to established quality and environmental standards to identify and mitigate/escalate quality or environmental risks/issues.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, physical fitness test, WorkKEYS and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Related keywords: maintenance technician, maintenance

Company Name
Rockwool Group
Ranson, WV 25438

What professional skills and qualifications do you need for the role of a Machine Technician?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous manufacturing or industrial experience and working with automated equipment preferred.
  • Grow and develop the team by sharing knowledge / experience.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
  • Organizational and analytical skills;
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills;
  • Acute attention to detail;
  • Written and verbal communication skills;
  • Problem-solving and trouble shooting skills;
  • Accuracy and data integrity

What are the physical demands for a Machine Technician?

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The job is physically demanding at times and require

  • manual dexterity
  • eyesight
  • mobility
  • high level of concentration

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to

  • stand/or sit
  • squat
  • turn/twist
  • reach
  • use hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls

The employee is occasionally required to

  • hear
  • walk
  • climb
  • balance
  • stoop
  • bend
  • kneel
  • crouch or crawl
  • talk
  • smell

The employee must

  • frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 60 pounds
  • occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 120 pounds with another person
  • shovel heavy waste to shoulder height

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
From $18.50 an hour
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