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Maintenance Mechanic

LaPorte, TX 77571

Posted: 03/26/2024 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 601 Pay Rate: 26.00

Job Description

  • Demonstrate a minimum of five years of hands-on experience in mechanical, electrical, and machine repair.
  • Exhibit a robust background in electrical systems, apparatus, and components.
  • Showcase expertise in troubleshooting and repairing manufacturing machines such as plate rolls, manipulators, tank turning, welders, shears, press brakes, forklifts, etc.
  • Possess the ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to work with Electrical, Controls, Heat Induction, PLCs, Variable Speed Drives, Mechanical, Welding and Fabrication, Hydraulics, Plumbing, and Pneumatics.

  • Dismantle machines and equipment to gain access to the problem area.
  • Inspect and measure parts to detect wear, misalignment, or other problems.
  • Remove and replace worn or defective parts of the drive mechanism or hydraulic system.
  • Coordinate all shutdowns and repairs in collaboration with supervisors and operators, ensuring adherence to proper safety procedures, including Lockout/Tagout.
  • Execute daily preventive maintenance functions as scheduled.
  • Install power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed equipment.
  • Connect power supply wires to equipment.
  • Diagnose, test, replace, and repair faulty machinery, electronic components, and apparatus.
  • Record inspection and test results, preparing and submitting reports to maintenance engineering personnel.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors, including speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Realign and adjust components such as spindles and clutches.
  • Locate damaged air and hydraulic pipes on the machine, measure, cut, thread, and install the new pipe.
  • Start machines and equipment to test operation following repair.
  • Assist the Mechanical Engineer in suggesting modifications to designs of machine components such as hydraulic systems and drives.
  • Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Study blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Verify conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
  • Visually inspect and listen to machines and equipment to locate causes of malfunctions.
Skills, Abilities AND OTHER JOB Requirements:
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Motivated and self-driven. Able to work well with others.
  • Organized, efficient, effective communication skills, reliable, good moral compass, willingness to learn.
  • Usage or knowledge of hand tools, material handling equipment, rigging, and fall protection is preferred but not necessary.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds. Activity may include bending, stooping, lifting, pushing/pulling, walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Moderate to high exposure to production environment.
  • Travel as needed to local clinics, jobsites and around the plant. Some out-of-state travel may be required.
  • Requires some traveling to our other shops in Indiana and Louisiana
Core Values:
  • Attitude – Positive. Humble. Solution-oriented
  • Respect – Treat everyone with respect and value them.
  • Effort – Give your best. Every time.
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed
  • Spanish (a plus)
Days: Monday through Friday (could work weekends as needed)
Hours: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm (hours could vary)

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