We’re hiring, and want you (not your idiot friend Larry)

So your friend Larry has a ‘68 Coupe de Ville up on cinder blocks in his yard. To you, is that an eyesore? Or do you wish Larry would get out of the way and let you work on it cuz you could get that motor to sing?

What about that busted lathe that your mother-in-law has in her garage? Are you inclined to use it as a boat anchor? Or would you love to take a Saturday and finally show your mother-in-law the difference between a lost-cause situation and a just-needs-a-few-turns-of-the-wrench situation?

If you want to get the Cadillac humming, and the lathe lathing, then you might be the right person for RAM. We need a Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic.

Now comes the fine print…Please read it. Because when we interview you and ask you, and you say, “I didn’t actually read the official job description or skills and qualifications”, then we’re going to say, “Well that was a dumb thing to do. And now we’re going to give this job to your idiot friend Larry just to spite you.”

So here you go. Grab some coffee and please pay attention.

Ha! Just kidding. The real (and actually legible) fine print is actually below.

The official job purpose of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic is:

You will maintain production timeliness and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

The responsibilities of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic include:

You will serve others. You will understand that we all work toward the same goal, no matter how glorious or mundane the task. You must have a positive attitude and work well with your team. You will ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines. You will troubleshoot problems in machinery and fix or coordinate with outside vendors to resolve problems. You will assemble new metal or plastic tools. You will repair broken tools as needed. You will perform various tasks as needed including electrical, welding, cutting, plumbing, carpentry, assembly etc. You will communicate obstacles clearly and immediately and gets necessary help as needed. You will control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques. You will conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. You will maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. You will create preventive maintenance records and systems as needed. You will improve preventive maintenance requirements that are not sufficient.

The basic qualifications and skills of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic include:

Basic electrical, hydraulic, and plumbing system competencies. Welding, forklift, carpentry competencies desired. High school diploma/GED. Extensive knowledge of construction equipment and machinery. Efficient time-management skills.

Lastly, RAM Technologies is a non-smoking employer. Tobacco users need not apply. Yes, we know lots of great people and workers smoke and/or chew. But we have good reasons as a company to be tobacco-free. And if you have a problem with that, remember that your idiot friend Larry, who doesn’t smoke or chew, is waiting in the wings to take your spot.

Send me your resume! (bkeller@ramtechnologies.com)


…you aren’t the ideal candidate.

The “ideal candidate” is a myth, and should be relegated to discussions of Plato’s cave (look it up).

None of us at RAM are ideal candidates. We’re an outfit of variably skilled miscreants and misfits who, together, make a pretty awesome team.

So, yes, we’d like a Production Manager who brings a combination of manufacturing experience, principled lean thinking and a history of successful implementation of continual improvement ideas. We’d also like someone who can drive hard to meet deadlines, doesn’t settle for mediocre, has a penchant for – and desire to – train and grow people. We’d like someone who can make decisions that are wise, but quick and efficient doesn’t hurt either. Patiently impatient. Ponderously quick. Tons of books smarts – that you know when to ignore. And so on.

But here’s the thing…that person isn’t out there.


Maybe you’re in the ballpark. Maybe you read what we’re looking for and your response is a piqued interest, as opposed to throwing up or having an anxiety attack.

And, look, if you don’t know what makes a good Production Manager in a manufacturing environment and/or don’t think you’d be a good one, then please click on another job. Obviously, this gig isn’t for you. No hard feelings. I’m looking at you dude-who-applies-randomly-to-jobs-without-reading-the-dang-fine-print.

But if you have the right experience and think you’d be a good fit, then the first thing you need to do is check out our website (https://www.ramtechnologies.com/). You want to know where you might be working, right? And while you’re at it, checking us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RAMTechnologies/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ramtechrulz) will also give you a flavor for our culture.

Do you like what you see? Could you imagine working with us? Groovy. Send us your resume and if we like what we see we’ll bring you in for a chat.

We are RAM Technologies, and we approve this message.