The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for conducting machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance services.
Routine Maintenance: Performs unplanned maintenance in a timely and safe manner ensuring repairs are performed to minimize downtime.
- Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and completes a “Maintenance Request Form” for each repair and records any parts used on “Parts Used” forms.
- Performs “Daily Shift Checks”, Waste Water checks, Boiler Checks and communicates any issues as well as work completed in the handover log book.
- Communicates clearly any relevant issues to the following shift during the hand-over period.
Preventative Maintenance: Performs preventative maintenance in a timely and safe manner ensuring downtime is minimized and communicating with Production Supervision.
- Performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment completing the “Planned Maintenance” work ticket in full. Records any parts used on “Parts Used” forms.
- Reports any issues during the completion of planned maintenance to Supervision.
- Proposes improvements to the Planned Maintenance routines
Safety: Ensures that all work is conducted in a safe manner according to training received and Manufacturers' recommendations.
- Assures all equipment is repaired according to training received and the manufacturer’s instructions. If a safe temporary repair is required, then this should be communicated to the supervisor.
- Ensures workplace is left clean, tidy, and safe following work either in production or workshop.
Communication and Teamwork: Communicates with both Maintenance Team Members and personnel from other departments to ensure activities are coordinated and well planned.
- Communicates in a timely fashion with production managers and supervisors before and after conducting Maintenance work.
- Follows safety guidelines and “Lock-out Tag-out” procedures especially communicating to “affected” employees before work starts and after work is complete..
General Maintenance: Assists others in the department by sharing knowledge and working on special projects as required.
- Applies sound reasoning in troubleshooting maintenance issues to identify the root cause of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments or other techniques.
- Uses mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting for production and ancillary equipment using appropriate equipment.
- Maintains a safe and clean working environment ensuring all Standard Operating Procedures are followed.
- Can be asked to participate in project work as required.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to the
Supervisor and/or Human Resources
- Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Prioritize tasks in conjunction with Maintenance and Production Supervision.
This position has no supervisory responsibility
Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air
Mental and Physical Demands
- Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily production/technical nature
- Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and materials
- Outdoors and indoor shop environment with adequate ventilation
- An atmosphere with moderate noise
- Ability to write simple correspondence and reports.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, and other employees of the organization
- Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.
- Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Preferred Education, Experience, Certifications, and licenses
- Previous Forklift Experience
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, and licenses
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
- Two years related mechanical experience and/or training
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.