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Maintenance Specialist - 1ST Shift

Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 97671 



Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  


Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Also, Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes 2020 Best Employers for Diversity, Women and New Grads. 



Building Engineering is responsible for ensuring the optimal performance of the infrastructure at Hallmark Headquarters and locally owned properties. 



The Maintenance Specialist position is responsible for a broad range of maintenance crafts; such as, electrical, plumbing, construction / carpentry, small equipment repair, and powered equipment repair.



  • Electrical - The core responsibilities of the electrician revolve around the installation, maintenance, and repairing of the electrical infrastructure and components throughout Hallmark’s headquarters and locally owned properties. Work within the headquarters facility would occur on infrastructure downstream from sub-station equipment.  The person in this role will be called on to work independently with a range of service from low voltage to 480v, 3-phase.  Activities include planning/design, creating new circuits, installation of breaker panels, transformers, conduit, wiring, outlets, etc. In addition, repairing equipment such as fans, reel cords small/large appliances. The person in this role should be familiar with and capable of closely following National Electric Code (N.E.C.) and all safe work practice standards. 


  • Plumbing – Includes the installation of new plumbing infrastructure and fixtures. In addition, skill set to include capabilities of maintaining all existing systems by troubleshooting malfunctions and effectively conducting repairs. Installation and repairs to include, but not limited to hot water tanks, supply lines, sinks, water fountains, urinals, toilets, drain lines, etc.


  • Construction / Carpentry – Activities in this area would involve wood/metal framing, drywall and plaster installation/finish, doors/windows and painting, installation/repair of various ceiling and floor tile (cork, vinyl, and tile) products. In addition, possess woodworking skills in building cabinets, AOII modifications, furniture repair/assembly, etc. This would also involve the application of all types of surface finish options such as paints, stains, polyurethane, laminates, metal, tile, etc.


  • Small Equipment Repair – Possess skill set to perform diagnosis and repair on a wide range of small to large appliances and miscellaneous powered units.  These pieces of equipment cover a broad spectrum in application and include, but are not limited to, pumps, motors, fans, reel cords, ovens (conventional & microwave), gas grills, dishwashers/dryers, meat cutters, conveyors, and exercise equipment, etc.


  • Powered Equipment Repair – Troubleshoot and provide preventive maintenance and repair of materials handling, personnel moving and Building Services powered equipment and Hallmark headquarters facility and surrounding satellite buildings. Preventive maintenance and repairs to include: pallet jacks, forklift trucks (propane and electric), cherry pickers, hydraulic lifts, battery powered carts, tractors, lawn equipment, salt spreaders, snow blade assemblies, floor scrubbers and burnishers, etc. Replace / repair items such as tires, bearings, batteries, pumps, motors, electronics, wiring, etc.  Responsible for researching, identifying and ordering parts/materials needed to accomplish repair/maintenance activities.


Occasional overtime required to address core responsibilities. In addition, large corporate initiatives, reorganizations, and/or infrastructure upgrades can significantly drive up this number when electrical support is needed.


If this sounds like the next exciting step in your career – then apply now!



You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and background checks.

In addition to other pre-employment contingency checks, a driver check will also be completed.  Individuals with three or more driving-related violations in a 3-year period, and those with a record of any driving-related violation or offense involving drugs or alcohol with the last five years will not be eligible for this position.



The following is required to be considered for this role:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 2 or more years of professional commercial level experience covering plumbing, electrical, construction / carpentry, small equipment repair, or powered equipment repair.  Successful completion of a formal general maintenance related training program within the last 5 years can account for up to 6 months of the overall experience requirement. Program equivalence levels are to match or exceed the following example offered through the Metropolitan Community College system: AAS-Industrial Technologies Certificate: Industrial Maintenance (302200).  Examples of included class work: EHS 100: Intro to Environmental Health & Safety; INTE 140: Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance; INTE 110: Industrial Electrical Principles; INTE 175: Electric Motor Controls I; INTE 167: Welding; INTE 122: Layout and Fabrication.
  • Knowledge of current NEC
  • Must have a valid driver license
  • Ability to exert 10-20 pounds of force constantly, and 25-50 pounds frequently.
  • Ability to work on a ladder and perform duties above the head
  • Ability to work in tight, confined spaces and in ceiling areas
  • Ability to stand, walk, and kneel on concrete most of the day
  • Ability to work in various positions such as stooping, reaching overhead, prone, etc… as dictated by specific task/equipment


  • Basic PC skills
  • Must be comfortable operating in the Microsoft Word and Excel environment
  • Working knowledge of purchasing programs 
  • Working knowledge of MP2 (maintenance management software)
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, wiring schematics, and technical manuals
  • Must be able to demonstrate the mechanical aptitude to accurately and efficiently conduct troubleshooting.
  • Ability to plan and design electrical projects from start to finish, which includes accurate supply and labor cost estimates
  • Must maintain a good driving record with a valid license in order to safely a company vehicle and various pieces of powered equipment (company vehicles, cherry picker, elevated lifts, carts, etc.) that are routinely used in the department.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong work ethic, customer-focused, and the ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels


Additional Details:

  • This is a 1st shift full-time regular position that will require the incumbent to work Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm.
  • Occasional overtime required to address core responsibilities. In addition, large corporate initiatives, reorganizations, and /or infrastructure upgrades can significantly increase the amount of overtime required when electrical support is needed.
  • Relocation will not be provided.



At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.


Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.


Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


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