Fruit of the Loom

AAI/Spalding - Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-IA-Jefferson
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 7 days ago(3/17/2023 8:43 AM)
Category (Portal Searching)

Position Summary

AAI/Spalding is a major sports equipment manufacturing company located in Jefferson, Iowa owned by Spalding; a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., & leading international basic apparel company.


We currently have an opening for Maintenance Technician. This position maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components for production equipment, such as metal fabricating tools, wood tools, sewing machines, and powered industrial trucks.  Maintains all general shop equipment, vehicles, buildings and grounds. 


This is a full time, first shift position with excellent benefits and a pay range of $20.74 - $22.74 per hour.


AAI is the official supplier and partner to USA Gymnastics and the NCAA, as well as a proud partner with the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG).

Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world. As the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA since 2009, this makes them one of the most well-known brands in the industry.

Our Jefferson, Iowa facility has been in operation and supporting our local community since 1954.


Specific Responsibilities

Acknowledge maintenance repair requests. Observe machines and equipment to identify and diagnose issues, repair and replace defective parts, and ensure machines are operational upon repair completion. May require use of hoists, ladders, hand tools, and power tools. Initiate purchase orders for required parts. Work with Engineering and Supervisors on new and/or updated tooling needs.

Perform general building maintenance, such as safety lines, door repairs, construction, painting, plumbing, etc. Perform general parking lot and grounds maintenance to include lawn care and snow removal.

Setup and operate tools such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, saws, cutting torches and welders to perform necessary repairs.

Work with the Safety Manager and others to assure all systems, such as fire, burglary, ventilation, etc. are in operating condition.

Perform preventative maintenance, review and update Lockout Program, and complete inspections as required. Document maintenance in accordance with machine and company requirements. Perform required equipment, tool and building inspections as outlined by company policy and OSHA standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree in related field preferred
  • Thorough mechanical aptitude; strong knowledge in electricity, electronic controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, HVAC, welding, carpentry plumbing and other general maintenance subjects
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Driver’s license required
  • Ability to follow complex instructions, includes reading and interpreting written instructions and repair manuals
  • Ability to use precision instruments

Minimum Job Experience Required

  • Four years of related maintenance experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of related training/education and experience.

Company Information

We offer competitive pay & benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.


We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone is treated with respect and empowered to contribute equally. We want to foster a culture of belonging for all employees, and we are focused on attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent. We believe our differences make us stronger, and for this reason, we are committed to diversity and inclusion practices in our organization


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.


EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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