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Maintenance Associate 2nd Shift

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Batesville Casket Company is looking for a Maintenance Associate (2nd shift) to join our team in Batesville, IN. The incumbent will be responsible for maintenance of equipment in our production setting including planning, laying out and performing a wide range of installation, maintenance, service and repair work on a variety of complex mechanical and electrical equipment in all areas of plant and office.


Who we are:

A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.


At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:

  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership


What Batesville Offers You:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, short term disability, among others.
  • Generous 401K Matching Program – 4% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50  for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved
  • Vacation, paid holidays, and floating holidays
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for development and advancement
  • Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.


What you’ll do:

  • Plan, lay out and perform a wide range of installation, maintenance, service and repair work on a variety of complex mechanical and electrical equipment in all areas of plant and office. 
  • Work from job instructions, wiring diagrams, blueprints, specifications, plant layouts; manufacturer's installation of maintenance manuals and similar data.
  • Provide effective service, maintenance and repair to complex machines, equipment and facilities including automatic screw machines, presses, casting and plating equipment, conveyers, ovens, welding apparatus, machines of various types for special purposes; plumbing, air and hydraulic apparatus, heating equipment; lighting and power circuits, electrical controls, transformers, switchboard and control panels. Answer service or trouble calls; diagnose, trace and isolate cause of malfunction or improper operation. Tear down equipment, determine extent of trouble, repair or replace defective parts of mechanisms; reassemble and adjust for proper operation. Make sketches of repair parts of machining. Select and specify belts, pulleys, bearings, gears and other parts required for repairs.
  • Perform various welding, brazing, piping, wiring, carpentry and other maintenance duties involved in buildings and grounds, plant or other facilities.
  • Maintain work areas and equipment used in a clean and orderly condition. Follow prescribed safety regulations. Make reports and maintain records as required.
  • Work involves a wide range of difficult bench and hand operations requiring skill and a specific knowledge of several maintenance skills; a general knowledge of mechanical and electrical principles and the construction and operation of various types of equipment and mechanisms in order to locate troubles and make repairs quickly to all types of equipment.
  • The above description covers the most significant duties performed but does not exclude other occasional work assignments not mentioned.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Experience/Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successful completion (score of >50%) of prescreening exam which includes basic electricity, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and PLC


Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Associates degree or vocational certificate from an accredited program
  • 5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Electrical, welding, pneumatic, hydraulic and PLC experience


What Sets Us Apart:


Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be.


Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement.


Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals’ role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success.


We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization.


We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need.

*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 


Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


EEO: At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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