Maintenance Technician

Location: Clarksville

THE ROLE:

This position will support operations by maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing and optimizing all facilities and manufacturing equipment including but not limited to: construction, painting, plumbing, welding, heating/cooling, automation and fire protection systems in a safe and orderly fashion as directed by the Team Leader. This position creates value for the facility by performing preventative and corrective maintenance leading to increased uptime and reliability, thus helping the facility to meet their production and quality goals.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (includes, but no limited to):

  • Identify, troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and simple electrical problems on plant facilities and production equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance per defined interval/schedule in a timely manner and documents maintenance concerns/resolutions in an electronic CMMS database; providing action plans and status reports as needed.
  • Recognizes and corrects potential equipment failure or unsafe conditions and communicates this to Team Leader
  • Performs welding fabrication (both stick and gas) in various locations and positions including pipe and structural on various metals for new and existing equipment.
  • Perform machine shop work operating various machines such as drill presses, grinders, MIG/TIG/stick welders, plasma torches, cutting equipment (i.e. chop saw), pneumatic tools and electric/manual hand tools
  • Performs pipe fitting of both threaded and welded pipe of various sizes, both prefabricated and field runs. Locations could include to and from various pieces of equipment/systems, outside pipe bridges and inside buildings.
  • Ensures that all work performed meets required codes (OSHA, City and Federal) and is in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, etc. .
  • Responsible for proper care/cleaning of tools, parts, materials and work area.
  • Responsible for providing coverage in the absence of other Maintenance Technicians.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong mechanical repair/troubleshooting and metal working skills.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in Machine Repair, Machine Tool Operations, Pipefitting and Welding.
  • Functional knowledge of mechanical components (valves, pipe fittings, bearings, motors, gearboxes, etc.).
  • Ability to read and/or interpret mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic blueprints or schematics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization both written and verbal; includes building relationships with team lead and department Manager.
  • Be able to perform basic reading and arithmetic problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Be willing and able to learn shop math, including simple geometry.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, job related internet research and ability to learn software for daily usage.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and problem solving skills with focus on attention to detail.
  • Be able to work both in independently and in a team environment completing objectives efficiently with a sense of responsibility.
  • Be able to safely complete the physical tasks associated with the essential job functions. These tasks include extensive climbing, walking, lifting, bending, standing, carrying and squatting.
  • Be able and willing to work in non-ideal environments such as: confined spaces, working at heights, dusty/dirty and around chemicals.
  • Understand, practice and enforce safe work practices related to the following: respiratory protection, elevated work platforms, fall protection, control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout procedure), fire protection systems, electrical safety, forklift/hoist operation, welding, cutting, brazing, confined space entry, PPE and employee Right to Know.

Education/Training:

  • Minimum - High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preferred - Certification/degree in industrial maintenance/repair

Related Experience:

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in an Industrial Maintenance environment. Associate's degree in a technical discipline could be substituted for work experience.
  • Technical/vocational training preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work off-hours and overtime on the weekends as needed.

Techs 1 – 6 starting at $22.75.

APPLICATION:

If you are interested in a career in maintenance at the Clarksville, TN smelter, please fill out an application. Only those applicants having completed a Nyrstar job application will be considered for employment.

Email application to shanae.jones@nyrstar.com or bring to 1800 Zinc Plant Road, Clarksville, TN 37040 Security Office.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that only applicants who progress to the next stage will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.

For more information on Nyrstar, please visit www.nyrstar.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.