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MS-Mechanical Maintenance Shift Technician

Location:Ghent, KY
Benefits:Health, dental, life insurance, 401k
Employment Type:Full Time

This position is responsible for providing maintenance services to the entire plant, primarily regarding issues involving the mechanical problems. The Mechanic’s primary responsibility is line breakdowns involving mechanical maintenance. In addition, the position requires work on scheduled work orders and on down time work including preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance work orders. The Mechanic also works as a team member on his/her Maintenance crew, which includes Electrical and Automation Maintenance.


1.Responds to calls from the plant’s process lines for mechanical breakdowns and makes necessary repairs to continue running the lines.

2.Repairs or replaces defective or damaged components that affect any of the process lines. This includes identifying the part(s) needed, finding and retrieving the part(s) from Spares and installing the parts as needed.

3.Completes work as assigned on Maintenance work orders. These work orders include any type of Maintenance work (electrical, mechanical, automation) and are performed either on downtime or while the machine is running.

4.Fills out daily reports on work completed, which is logged by the Maintenance Shift Leader in the Maintenance log book.

5.Reports major equipment problems requiring engineering services to the Engineer assigned to the particular area in question.

6.Fills out PM check sheets where required.

7.Performs housekeeping in all areas of the plant as assigned.

8.Performs any miscellaneous jobs assigned either verbally or in writing by Supervisors, Engineers, or Managers of the Maintenance Department.
9.Physical requirements include lifting at least 50 pounds, climbing ladders, twisting, bending, stooping, and working in narrow, confined areas.

1.A Minimum of a High School Degree or Equivalent (GED)

2.Two year industrial experience and/or technical degree in the related field


•Mobility: Stand (stationary) - 25%, stand/walk - 45%, walking - 15%, sitting - 15%.

•Strength and Agility: Lifting - occ. - 80#, carrying - occ. 150 ft., push/pull - occ. - 80#, climbing - freq., balancing - occ., bending - cc., stooping - occ., crouching - occ., kneeling - occ., crawling - occ., running - occ., twisting - occ., turning - occ.

•Dexterity: Grasping (firm/strong), finger dexterity/handling, reaching.

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