Maintenance Technician

Job No: ZCL337
Location: Tipton


For three decades, Xerxes, a ZCL Company, has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture and sale of high-quality, cost-effective fiberglass storage tanks for the petroleum, water/wastewater and chemical markets. A growing list of customers in each of these markets relies on Xerxes' extensive experience and innovative leadership in the development and fabrication of fiberglass storage tanks.

Xerxes is currently recruiting for the role of Maintenance Technician. This position will be based our Tipton, IA (515 West South Street) manufacturing facility. If you are a motivated individual who wants to work for a respectful employer and be part of a supportive team, then Xerxes is the place for you!


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Technician is accountable for a range of maintenance and repairs on plant equipment and facilities.


  • Utilize all tools and equipment safely, maintains and repairs equipment used during the production of Underground storage tanks and accessories
  • Practices preventative maintenance by monitoring all equipment used during production
  • Accurately utilizes purchase log, process sheets, and records all information accurately and timely
  • Performs machining and welding as required for maintenance and production
  • Rebuilds and makes adjustments on controls, portable tools, compressors, heaters, welders, lift trucks, and other equipment and machines as required
  • Performs routine maintenance on Company vehicles
  • Maintains electrical, hydraulic, plumbing, water connections and fittings, compressed air systems, and all heating and cooling equipment throughout the plant
  • Maintains or arranges maintenance of fire sprinkler systems, static electricity arresters, and fire doors
  • Monitors all equipment and building regulations for compliance with Company and state/federal safety standards


  • Post-secondary training and/or technical coursework in industrial maintenance
  • 2-5 years' general maintenance experience, in a manufacturing or industrial environment
  • Preference will be given to candidates having forklift experience / certification
  • Able to promptly diagnose and correct mechanical and equipment problems
  • Basic understanding of electrical troubleshooting and repair
  • Requires skill in operating necessary tools and equipment and an understanding of the conditions that may impact their performance
  • Competent in performing building and equipment maintenance, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry work
  • Skilled in performing repairs on controls, motors, portable tools, electric hoists, hydraulics, diesel engines, tow motors, cranes, air compressors, heaters, welders, lift trucks, bench and floor power tools, chain fans, boilers, air conditioners, blasting equipment, and motor vehicles
  • Ability to work from wiring diagrams and equipment manuals for rebuilding equipment and manual repairs
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Good understanding of the English language including verbal, written, and reading skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn new tools and equipment as required for the position
  • Ability to work at heights and within confined spaces when required
  • Ability to work variable hours including shift work
  • Physical capabilities include bending, crouching, kneeling, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Availability to work weekends as needed


We are an equal opportunity employer that truly values each employee. In addition to offering a competitive wage based on your skills and qualifications, you will also be supported with the following benefits:

  • Challenging career with opportunities for advancement
  • Group benefits package
  • 401k matching
  • Training and development opportunities through ZCL University

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ZCL │XERXES is an equal opportunity employer

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