Turlock, CA, US

Function:  Service Delivery
Job Category:  Support Functions

Repair Services Technician



Lock-N-Stitch, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates to fill our Repair Services Technician positions located in Turlock, CA. We are seeking to find energetic, positive, customer-oriented and proactive individuals. The Repair Services Technicians will report directly to the Repair Services Manager.


As a Repair Services Technician, you will be responsible for repairing machinery, mechanical equipment and components made of cast metals using proprietary and patented products and techniques in addition to industry standard procedures. These repairs are performed both in the company's shop and at the customer's location. In addition, the Repair Services Technician sets-up and operates a wide variety of hand tools, machine tools and fits and assembles parts to fabricate or repair by performing the duties listed below.


As a Repair Services Technician, you will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough inspection and perform failure analysis in order to determine extent of damage and to formulate scope of work.
  • Create accurate and complete scope of work.
  • Dismantle machine or equipment as necessary to examine parts for defect, to remove defective or damaged parts, and to gain access for repair.
  • Perform metal stitching repairs and install thread repair inserts using products that are manufactured by LNS; frequently install specifically designed functional and structural reinforcements.
  • Welds using gas welding, fusion welding, powder spraying, brazing, and any combination of electric welding processes.
  • Perform related tasks such as cutting, plasma cutting, machining, drilling, tapping, and grinding.
  • Cut, Fit and install patches.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points; use micrometers and calipers.
  • Set up and operate lathe, drill press, mill, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Reassemble machine or equipment and test effectiveness of repair.


Secondary Functions: 

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, machine parts, or specifications as necessary.
  • Assess customer needs and provide quotes.
  • Completes all company and customer requested/assigned documents completely, accurately, and timely. 
  • Prioritizes communication, disclosure, and respectful behavior with customers, co-workers, vendors, and supervisors.
  • Takes digital pictures of stages of repair job and uploads data upon completion of repair.
  • Properly and safely rigs equipment.
  • Takes lead role during on-site and off-site projects.
  • Maintains clean, efficient, and effective workspace.
  • Assists with related special projects, as required.


Travel: Domestic and international travel required up to 70%


Physical & Mental/Reasoning Demands:

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed.  Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or associate from the position.  Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Company may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

  • Vision: Close; Distance; Depth
  • Color Perception (Red, Green, Amber)
  • Hearing/Listening
  • Clear Speech
  • Touching: Dexterity; Hand; Finger
  • Ability to Mount and Dismount Forklift/Truck
  • Pushing/Pulling/Stoop/Kneel/Crouch or Crawl   
  • Lifting: 45 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Carrying: 25 Pounds; 5 Times per shift
  • Driving (local/over the road)
  • Bend/Squat/Sit and Stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Climbing / Balance


Work Environment:

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.

  • Works Alone / Works with Others
  • Verbal Contact w/Others; Face-to-Face Contact
  • Inside / Outside
  • Extreme Heat / Extreme Cold
  • Noise    
  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Pressurized Equipment
  • Moving Objects
  • High Places
  • Fumes/Odors
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Dirt Dust


Minimum Experience and Educational Requirements:   

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Welding certifications, metal stitching experience and additional education in a related field are desired.
  • Current driver’s license; must be insurable by the company’s vehicle insurance provider.
  • Valid passport within 90 days of the date of hire.
  • Possess above-average mechanical aptitude, at least average machining aptitude and welding aptitude.
  • Must have strong knowledge of hand tools and inspection tools.
  • Must acquire solid knowledge of repair services process and knowledge of LNS repair services products and their part numbers, part families and kits.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of LNS.

Why you and us

You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team.

If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application. Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship. hourly range is $20 - $30, depending on experience and education. The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.  Eligibility to participate in: the discretionary incentive plan assigned to the level of position upon offer of employment; medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) plan and flexible spending accounts, subject to plan terms; Company-paid benefits such as life insurance, short- and long-term disability, subject to applicable waiting periods.  Paid time off (PTO) is accrued on a per-pay period basis in accordance with tenure in the Company; a new hire can expect 17 days per year. Twelve (12) Company-paid holidays.

We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online: https://www.wartsila.com/careers


Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.

Nearest Major Market: Modesto