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Job Description

Summary

Perform maintenance and repair of various types of heavy equipment.  Maximize equipment availability through the use of efficient and proactive preventative maintenance programs.  Increasing responsibilities per job grade as indicated below.

 

Functional Responsibilities

  • Diagnose problems and perform mechanical repair and maintenance to stationary production machinery and to heavy equipment machinery;
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs using diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance such as lubricating, oil changes, and failure analysis
  • Perform all maintenance operations in accordance with technical specifications and safety regulations.
  • Create work orders on repairs and services providing legible and accurate information. Input daily repair information in maintenance database.
  • Periodically inspect equipment and complete equipment inspection and reports.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufactures specifications.
  • Operate and inspect machines/heavy equipment in order to diagnose defects.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear, using micrometers and gauges.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Read and understand operating manuals.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency.
  • Assemble gear systems, and align frames and gears.
  • Fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mechanical equipment.
  • Weld or solder broken parts and structural members using electric or gas welders and soldering tools.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Rebuild or fabricate parts.
  • Comply with all environment, health, and safety and training policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Keep work area and all tools, vehicles, and equipment neat, clean, and in good repair; clean work area at the end of every shift.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

 

Competences:

  • Excellent computer skills to perform computer diagnostics and to maintain service repair and maintenance records.
  • Analytical skills to identify and solve mechanical problems
  • Sufficient level of education to understand oral and written instructions of a technical nature relating to products and equipment.
  • Must have the ability to read technical manuals and understand schematic diagrams.

Experience/Training/Certifications

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Training from an accredited technical school preferred
  • Apprentice – less than 2 years of experience; qualified to perform preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Mechanic I – 2 years of experience; has obtained 1 to 3 relevant certifications related to the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment; performs minor repairs independently and complicated repairs under supervision.
  • Mechanic II – 2 – 5 years of experience; has obtained 4 or more relevant certifications and/or is qualified to perform significant repairs independently.
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