MaintenanceMaintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanics work to keep buildings and equipment running smoothly.

Maintenance Mechanic

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Can you fix just about anything if you have the right tools? Are you a whiz at home improvement? Maintenance Mechanics spend their days doing repairs and upkeep on various pieces of manufacturing and transportation equipment. You'll also be responsible for general building repairs. You’ll be the person who makes sure that the everything works.

You’ll report to a Maintenance Supervisor and file reports when you've finished with repairs, making sure to keep track of which machines are safe and efficient. You’ll be working with machines that might be dangerous, so you’ll need to know safety procedures and keep those in mind at all times. Some of the repairs you make might require you to go into small spaces, climb ladders, work in high heat, lift heavy objects, and listen to loud noises. Being in good physical shape is crucial for this role.

You’ll need to know how the equipment works and runs in order to be a Maintenance Mechanic. You’ll read technical drawings and written instructions when a repair is beyond your scope. You may work as part of a team of technicians on more complex projects.

While many employers offer on-the-job training, it’s important to have some background in the principles of mechanics as a starting point. Previous experience or training courses will make you a stand-out candidate for the job.

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Comprehend and Follow Oral Instructions
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Keeping Records
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Repair Machines and Equipment
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting

Key Responsibilities

  • Control the operation of all production equipment by performing mechanical, electrical, electronic repair and preventive maintenance
  • See that preventative maintenance program is followed
  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs in a timely manner
  • Observe all OSHA and facility safety rules and regulations including the use of personal protective equipment; report all injuries, accidents and hazards immediately
  • Promote equipment safety and develop programs to respond to unexpected or emergency situations
  • Read equipment manuals assure appropriate operation and repair of equipment
  • Audit and monitor systems, equipment logs, program logs and team effectiveness
  • Monitor, complete, and maintain efficient and accurate paperwork as needed

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

High school diploma or GED

Preferred Education

Maintenance license a plus


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