DFC Company

Fargo, ND – The Maintenance Technician is responsible to monitor, maintain, inspect, repair and test equipment and machines.

Maintenance Technician

Fargo, ND

DFC Company

Company Overview:

DFC Company (Dakota Fence, 3D Specialties, Sign Solutions USA, Dakota Playground, and Park & Play USA) is a growing specialty contractor primarily involved in residential/commercial fence, highway guardrail, fabrication, and commercial playground construction as well as traffic control services. We provide services to homeowners, commercial businesses, and government entities. Our dedicated employees (our “Blue Family”) work from four facilities throughout ND and service five states, with a wider retail presence through our sign manufacturing and distribution businesses. As an employer of choice in the area, we invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our Blue Family team members a great working environment and career while delivering the best possible value to our customers. EOE-Disabled/Vets. 


The Maintenance Technician is responsible to monitor, maintain, inspect, repair and test equipment and machines.  This role will utilize knowledge of diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications to maintain machinery and facilities. This position will assist in the fabrication and sign shops with production, fabrication, etc. as needed. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of materials, methods, practices, and tools used in machinery and facility maintenance.  Must be able to perform their work in an efficient and high-quality manner.

Safety is #1 at DFC:  Our expectation is that every employee:  1) strictly follows safety policies, rules, and safe work methods.  2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. 3) Promptly reports injuries for diagnosis and treatment. 4) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturer’s specifications
  • Repair equipment as necessary to include responding to emergencies
  • Monitor, inspect and maintain equipment and facilities, coordinate with contractors as needed
  • Schedule preventative maintenance to ensure machinery and facilities are performing at an optimal level
  • Organize, prioritize, schedule, and accurately maintain documentation for maintenance, including preventative maintenance records
  • Consult with Director – Manufacturing and other personnel as required on maintenance and/or repair projects
  • Utilize continuous process improvement techniques to improve preventative maintenance procedures
  • Assist the fabrication and sign shops with production, fabrication, etc. as needed
  • Participate in biweekly toolbox training (safety/training, workload/deadlines, product education/knowledge, etc.)
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Adhere to and follow all organizational policies and procedures
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Graduation from high school (or equivalent) with additional technical training or three years of job-related experience in related industries.  Desired skillset would include a working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Must be a team player with a positive attitude and the ability to complete repairs in timely manner.  Computer skills required and ERP experience beneficial.

Experience and Skills Required:

  1. Organizational skills and ability to maintain applicable records and meet deadlines
  2. Ability to perform machinery and facility maintenance activities
  3. Ability to trouble-shoot issues and demonstrate effective problem-solving skills
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, with management and co-workers
  5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  6. Experience with Microsoft office products, (i.e. Word/Excel)

Physical Demands: 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. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Competitive pay (based on experience) and benefits package, including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 401(k), and profit sharing.

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