Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

POSITION SUMMARY:

The maintenance mechanic position will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, and lubricating machinery and equipment; physical structure repairs; pipe and simple electrical systems maintenance. Working with engineering, this position will assist in installation of new equipment and processes.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Communicate issues and statuses to other departments as necessary and coordinate work that impacts production schedules to minimize negative impact to the schedule.
  • Ensure completion of Preventative Maintenance schedules for fire safety, e-lighting, eyewash stations, production and facility equipment.
  • Perform repairs and PM tasks routinely; documenting tasks which are not documented for future reference
  • Research, recommend, and maintain spare parts inventory as directed
  • Document all departmental and contractor work in maintenance software including costs and explanation of issues
  • Assist in the installation of capital equipment
  • Coordinate outside vendors as directed to perform specified work including electrical, HVAC, roofing, cleaning, and specialized equipment repairs or overhauls
  • Maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment; repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, power transmission and related equipment
  • Set up and operate machine tools, such as lathe, surface grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate simple machine parts
  • Fabricates and repairs counters, benches, partitions, walls and other wooden structures
  • Utilize or operate ladders and scissor lifts and work at higher elevations using appropriate safety equipment and practices

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years of mechanical experience with industrial equipment required
  • Mechanical or machining trade or vocational education, and/or facilities/maintenance work experience
  • Basic knowledge of large HP mechanical drive systems, including gear box reducers, belt and pulley, and chain and sprocket.
  • Knowledge of pumps, valves and piping
  • Ability to run a Bridgeport, lathe, and basic welding skills
  • Basic knowledge of electricity a plus
  • Basic computer literacy

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical Demands:
    • Stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor
    • Climb ladders and stairs.
    • Constantly exert up to 10 to 20 pounds of force to move object
    • Frequently exert 25 to 50 pounds of force
    • Occasionally exert 50 to 100 pounds of force
  • Visual Acuity: Near acuity with or without accommodation is required for reading machine dial gauges, and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of equipment.
  • Hearing Ability: Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes
  • Working Conditions:
    • Normal noise levels from operating machines
    • Exposure to oils and cutting fluids – rubber gloves provided as needed
    • Safety glasses and shoes required in some areas

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

  • Must be flexible and able to reprioritize as business requires. Able to work overtime when needed
  • Prepares paperwork accurately; able to input data into a maintenance management software system (M-PET)
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions
  • Ability to work with other employees in maintenance and facilities department as well machine operators for troubleshooting, projects, and process improvement purposes.
  • Ability to follow direction and work in a safe and effective manner
  • Adheres to, and leads by, company policies, procedures, and core values
  • Desire to “put the team first”

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